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Clean The Bathroom Day + Tomatoes = Joy 
Jul. 8, 2010 1:06 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 12:21 am
Today was Clean The Bathrooms Day (shudder).  I loath (repeat ... L.O.A.T.H.) Clean The Bathrooms Day, so any excuse to delay said chore takes me to a happy giddy place. 

Meatball Sandwiches were on tap for dinner tonight when (imagine my horror) I realized we were out of italian sausage (I love adding it to my ground chuck).  I'd have to put off CTBs until I ran to the store (dang the bad luck said with a grin).  Then it struck me - I'm still on Walmart strike and the only other grocery store in our area is a rather run down, shoddy place where you have to carefully inspect all of the expiration dates (the one time I didn't check, the gallon of milk had expired 2 weeks earlier.  Seriously.)  I wasn't even sure they'd even heard of italian sausage, much less had any (remember, I'm in a pohdunk area here) but figured what the heck and off I went.

Outs with the sausage (figured), but lo and behold - they had several boxes of terribly ripe almost ready to dump down in the trash cherry tomatoes marked down to fifty cents.  I screamed (literally) with joy and snatched up every box - - -

I truly enjoy Jodi's Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic recipe, but not today - today was going to be a slow roasting day.  I called The Man of The House and carefully explained that I wasn't going to be able to CTBs - - - that it wasn't my fault - - - I was doing it All For Him - - - I mean the tomatoes HAD to be processed TODAY - - - and that I had to spend the entire day washing, slicing, olive oiling, and roasting - - - something like 350 itty bitty tiny cherry tomatoes - - - all because I love him (are you buying this?).

In any event, if you haven't tried slow roasted cherry tomatoes before, I strongly recommend them - - - I've already eaten like twenty of the little buggers.  So simple - oven @ 225, split tomatoes, toss with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper - place face up on tray, and bake for 3 hours.  Heaven. 

Jul. 8, 2010 1:46 pm
Oh my, what a great find, 50 cents per carton is a great deal!! I'll have to try this recipe.
Jul. 8, 2010 2:43 pm
lol! I feel your pain and avoid cleaning the bathroom too!!!!!!
Jul. 8, 2010 4:01 pm
Cannot wait to try out this recipe. I have a cherry tomatoe plant (among others) in my garden. I will definately try out your "slow roasted" recipe. Thank you for sharing!
Jul. 8, 2010 4:02 pm
The tomatoes sound wonderful! Going on my to-do list...along with cleaning the bathroom!
Jul. 9, 2010 11:10 am
LOL!!! I certainly hope the Man of the House appreciates the sacrifice you made for him today! :)
Aug. 2, 2010 12:21 am
yummm, meatball sandwhiches! fixed a dish last night using grape tom's (never been a tom. eater...) but halved them, sprinkled cut side with kosher salt... ate 1/2 of them before I fixed the "dish!" found the lentil salad rec btw is you want to stop by my blog!
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