Question: Do senior citizens have interesting ways to use fresh tomato's?
Do you have a FAVORITE way?
Yes - my Granny's recipe.
Quarter the tomato's
Mix Miracle Whip with a bit of sugar and milk to thin the dressing.
If I had the time - I would peel the tomato's.
This makes a yummy salad. This is the only way my daughter would eat tomato's.
It's different. Try it. You'll like it.
Since tomatoes are a fruit - they go well with a sprinkle of sugar.
1 green bell pepper diced
1 yellow or white onion finely diced
6-8 tomatoes diced (enough to go well with the pepper and onion)
Juice from 1 large lime
garlic powder and salt to taste
You can add other ingredients such as hot peppers, black pepper and cilantro as desired. We don't like too much spice and heat so we just use the above ingredients. Avocado is good to add too, but the salsa must be used faster if it is added.
When they're in season I LOVE tomato sandwiches - just bread, mayo, salt, pepper and tomato. Sometimes I'll sprinkle a little grated italian cheese (parmesan or romano) on it too.
salad with cucumber, onion, olive oil & vinegar or lime juice
sauteed in olive oil with onions and made into an omelet
sauteed in olive oil with bell peppers & onions, add a dash of balsamic vinegar, great with toasted pita bread
chopped with green onions and added to cottage cheese for a salad, a dash of black pepper on top
Wash and eat them like an apple or peach, just bit and chew. I also like them on cottage cheese with black pepper (on the cottage cheese, not the tomatoes so much). I like to cut a whole tomato into wedges leaving the bottom skin uncut (so the tomato sort of falls into a flower), put theh tomato into one of those small pie tins, heap shredded Mexican cheese (my preference) on and around the tomato and then broil the whole thing until the cheese is browing and the tomato is just beginning to get soft. Chunked mixed with chunked cucumbers and green/red peppers and onions wiwth a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil. Or mint. Cook them into tomato sauce. Toss chunks into spaghetti pasta with olive oil, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper (sometimes anchovies). Sliced with mozzerella slices and basil leaves, a little balsamic sprinkled on it. Of course, these tomatoes have to be vine fresh and delicous--during winter I don't eat fresh tomatoes because they have no taste.
It's one of the main ingredients for a BLT. ; ' )
We "can" our tomatoes. We use the juice for chili in the winter.
Salsa is always a winner since we also grow a couple kinds of chili peppers.
Last year we had 5 different chili's. I dehydrated them and ground them up into powder and blended them. Some I just left in crushed form. I sprinkle some on my Ramen. I like it hot so my eyes tear every time I eat it.
I'm thinking about sun drying some this year. I think we'll have hundreds of tomatoes on our 15 plants this year.
Our two gardens are about the size of 6-8 garages.
I have made salsa for the past couple years. I also put a lot in the freezer. They come in handy for soups and stews. We also use them to make tomato gravy to be served with rice.
We certainly enjoyed our share of BLT's this summer. Now that the harvest is at its end, we will enjoy them fried, while still green. Fried green tomatoes are my favorite.
I also use them to make chili and spaghetti sauce.
A lovely,fresh,picked when ripe,home grown tomato should be eaten straight off the vine , preferably before you even take it inside..
Nothing new or interesting. I love tomato sandwiches the best. Mayo, bread tomatoe. Maybe some salt. I eat them and eat them. Yum.
My very favorite is just sliced with either some mayo or with adrizzle of olive oil & salt or just plain if it is fresh from the vine. I miss not having any tomato plants this year..
Bacon and tomato sandwich with either slices of avocado or guacamole on whole grain toast.
Peel,slice and serve with any meal.
Make salsa and eat with tortilla chips
I generally just eat them - blt, etc. They can be used to get rid of the odour from a skunk. But, there are no skunks where I live now, so, into the sandwich they go.
My most interesting way is to eat them. I have never thrown one at a politician but I hear that can be interesting too.
I only eat tomato sauces and there had better not be any chunks of tomato in it.
My most favorite way is to make breaded tomatoes. I love it with fresh tomatoes.
Sliced with little salt..or quartered and stuffed with a little tuna salad!
Im sure they make tomato sauce . Or salsa
I like a bowl of cherry tomatoes mixed with ranch dressing...mmmm