Friday, September 24, 2010

Wonderful Giveaway!

I just found this new blog and I love it!
You must check out their fabulous giveaway!
you will be glad you did!

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend

I am sure that if you are reading this blog, then you have definitely heard of Tatertots and Jello
It is the amazing creation of my dear friend

Today is her birthday and I wanted to wish her

True to her character she is hosting an amazing giveaway today,
head on over and check it out!
P.S. don't forget to wish her a Happy Birthday!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

true love

I have wanted to do this for a long time.
I have stood and watched as others did this without me.
I have sometimes tried to help, but ultimately went home empty handed.
But finally it was my turn, my chance to grab a piece of the glory,
And I did it!
I canned my own tomatoes!
12 beautiful shinny quarts to be exact.
and I love them!
Is that weird?

What is your favorite produce to can?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dough, Fire and a Shake of Cinnamon n' Sugar

Friday night was the first chilly night of the year, so it was a perfect evening to have a fire in the backyard.
Everyone knows you can enjoy s'mores around a fire, but tonight we decided to do something different.
We made scones.  It was so easy, and SO delicious!
We just used frozen roll dough, thawed, a dutch oven, a bit of vegetable oil, some tongs, and a shaker of cinnamon and sugar.

I can't wait to make them again!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sarah's Six Tomato Soup

About a pound of tomatoes from your garden.
I used: sweet 100's, tigerellas, celebrity, cherry, ace, and beef steak.
Quarter the tomatoes and spread them out on a cookie sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil and salt generously.
I also sprinkled some fresh basil on them.
Roast in the oven at 375 for about 35 minutes. You want to see the tomatoes start to caramelize just barely.
Remove the tomatoes from the oven and when they have cooled enough, begin to blend them a bit at a time, throw in a handful of fresh basil and salt to taste. Once you have blended everything up, add about a cup of milk. ( it would probably be fabulous with cream, but I used one percent milk )
Once it is all incorporated I send the soup through a mesh strainer so it is smooth. (if you have a food mill this would work, but I don't have one)
That is it, so easy and soooo good, enjoy.