|Marglobe, German Queen, Marianna's Peach, Champion & Black Russian|
|Red Grape, Yellow Grape, Green Grape, Juliet Roma|
I spent most of my day prepping ingredients for my daughter’s birthday luncheon tomorrow. Several weeks ago she asked me to make Italian food in honor of her Italian heritage. I love to plan the menu for a party. It’s as much fun as the party itself! In my post on 8/13 I mentioned my delight upon seeing burrata at Costco. It’s because I was planning this luncheon. By the way, I was at Costco today and I am even more delighted that burrata was on the shelf. A domestic and an imported one! Getting back to the prepping, I needed tomatoes for the menu. So I went out into the garden to pick some. It was a good thing I brought a basket. Hidden under and behind all those leaves were big ripe tomatoes! The medium-sized ones I cut in half and roasted in lieu of plum tomatoes for one of the dishes. So the pictures here are only of the large heirloom tomatoes and the small grape tomatoes.
My mother-in-law saw the basket full of tomatoes and asked if I am giving some of them away tomorrow. “Yes,” I said. There are too many for us to eat ourselves. My sister-in-law Jeanne will be here but she’ll be traveling so I won’t give her any. However, my other sister-in-law Marie will get some. So will my mom and my son, Toby.
What do you do when you have an abundance of tomatoes?