I don’t really think you need a how-to over roasting your tomatoes. I mainly just wanted to show off my garden tomatoes and how I am preserving them. Ha!
All I did, was, slice the tomatoes (these are my Roma Tomatoes) and lay them on a pan lined with parchment paper.
Next, I picked a few leaves of basil, chopped it up and sprinkled it on top of the tomatoes. I also sprinkled dried oregano, salt, and pepper over them.
Peel a few cloves of garlic and spread them around the pan.
To finish it up, drizzle some olive oil on top and throw it in a 200 degree oven for an hour or two, and then let it cool completely before bagging and freezing it.
Be sure to eat a couple while they are still warm. You’ll be happy you did.
*Just a side note: To keep tomatoes from spoiling, you will need to roast them for many hours if you plan to store these for a long period of time. My suggestion would be to cook them for about 5 hours, or until they are leathery. You should also flip them during the cooking process. These were very small tomatoes and I cut them thin, so the cooking time was much less.
The kids, Kaylie and Kayden, (a.k.a, my niece & nephew) blew through my front door from Texas earlier this week. They are staying with us for the month.
It was a slight shock to my eyes when I saw them, standing nearly as tall as me, tan, and so…dare I say…grown up. As an adult, I only seem to keep the memories of the children in my life, as just that, children. As if they never grow older, even though I know, with each passing year, they are logically another year older.
I suppose one day, they will visit when they are in their twenties (my forties, yikes!) and I’m sure I’ll still expect to see an eight year old and a six year old to stroll through the door. Perception of time seems to loose itself in aging.
On other news, the three amigos are back together…
Before I begin rambling about my knitting, I want to express a few things about this book I finished called, I’ll Be Seeing You. Girls…this book…it is good. It breathed new life into my book reading funk. This book romanced me, made me cry, made me feel nostalgic, and it certainly makes me miss the lost art of writing and receiving letters. I hope you will check it out. I found mine at the local library.
After I finish this, I will be starting on this blanket, in hopes that I will have a nice throw for the Fall season. I figure this color, might be nice for it. I’ll let you know when I start it. I will also be working on a new hat for Nate. I suppose that is it this time around!
A streaking two year old and a turtle. I’m sure you’re wondering where this is going.