Today, and today, and today! I am going share some of my favorites with you. Keep in mind that I got to have all of these things in just one day. If every day could be like today... well, I guess that I might start to feel like a 50's housewife, but for a day it was really, really good.
Favorite #1 The most fabulous roasted tomato sauce ever
You need a colander full of Roma tomatoes, and some olive oil. That is it. Really. Did I mention that my favorites are all super easy, 'cause otherwise they wouldn't be favorites.
Then, you cut the tops off of the tomatoes, cut them in half, and squeeze the juice out of the bottom half. You don't have to do this last step, but it does make thicker sauce, and it is also really satisfying. Toss them onto a baking sheet as you go.
Drizzle them all over with olive oil, sprinkle with salt if you like, and roast in the oven on 250 degrees for several hours. You know they are done because the edges with start to turn all dark and candied. Your house will smell amazing. One of the very best things in the world is to add some garlic to the roasting for about 45 minutes, and then put the whole thing into the blender when it comes out. But I think that this batch is going in the freezer whole for a sundried tomato type deal. The most important part (in my book) is to freeze meal sized portions into small freezer bags. Or use this tip to freeze in a large bag. YuM!
Favorite # 2 Zucchini Pancakes or Nostalgia in a Pan
Grate a couple of zucchini, and mix in a egg or two depending on how many you are feeding. Stir some flour into the mix until it sticks together nicely, and fry in olive oil. Yes, you have to fry them. Just do it, and olive oil is good for you anyways. Let them get all golden brown on both sides. That is it. If you have no zucchini, stand out on the street this time of year, and chances are someone will ask you if you want any.
This next one is not a favorite, because apples are good, but they are not tomatoes. It was however, really easy and good, and don't forget, this is all in one day! If you really need to know, and you can't figure it out from the pictures, you can ask.
That is all for now, because believe it or not, I also started a new knitting project, and it is calling my name. Don't mind me, I am just wallowing in domesticity over here.