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
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.