Friday, September 23, 2011

Before and After

So, it's finally tomato season at our house. This has been a LONG time coming!! But they are finally big and red and delicious. This is the "before":

And this is the "after":

Years ago I swore I'd never make salsa again. It's so much work and the stuff in the store tastes pretty darn good. But, when you're sitting there staring at all those lovely tomatoes, it's really hard NOT to, especially when you have a bunch of large onions and some fresh peppers from the garden as well. So we made some salsa. It's quite zesty! A little thin for my tastes, but still quite good.

Some of the tomatoes were baked into a pie. A Pizza Pie, that is. Have you ever made the sauce by just cooking plain ol' tomatoes and then mushing them, and then putting them on the crust, etc., etc.? Well, I'd looked at the recipe in my old cookbook for YEARS, but this time decided to just try it. Talk about yummy! Of course, there's seasoning, cheese, meat, veggies, etc. It was so good, there's no "before" picture. Just the "after." We ate the whole thing!!
And, if you must know, the ugliest pizza pans really do make the best pizzas! That's why I keep that ugly old thing. The picture makes it look pretty huge. It's not. Just average. I guess we chowed down the equivalent of a medium pizza. Oink.

Oink, Oink


Donna said...

That's a nice idea - Salsa and Pizza - can't go wrong with either ;o)

Suzanne said...