I am happy to present to you the Menu In Progress House "BLFGT" (Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomato) sandwich. Home-cured bacon, homemade sandwich bread and lettuce and tomatoes from the garden.
Having produced prolifically for the past several months, our initial planting of tomatoes is winding down, and Sherry has started pulling out some of the plants. We had some green tomatoes still on the vine, so fried green tomatoes seemed in order.
In addition to the Early Girl tomatoes from the plant we pulled out, we picked a few unripe Green Zebra tomatoes to add to the mix.
You fry up the bacon:
Bread the tomatoes in flour, beaten egg and cornmeal and fry them up in the bacon fat:
Toast some white bread:
And make yourself a sandwich.
Serve with a homemade zesty dill pickle and you are good to go.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Our summer garden is a forest of tomato plants, and they are now producing more tomatoes than we can eat (which is saying something, because we eat a lot of tomatoes).
If we keep getting production like this, we're going to need to look into canning some. I'm thinking I'll quickly roast or blanch them, peel them and just can them whole.
Come winter, it will be nice to be able to pull a jar of our own tomatoes from the pantry shelf to use to make a batch of pasta sauce.
For now, though, we're doing our best to keep up with the influx of fruit.
That means eating lots of tomato-centric dishes like gazpacho. No complaints here...