Sorry for my unannounced holiday hiatus! Three weekends away in a row finally caught up to me and I haven’t even turned on my computer since I posted last Thursday.
I can see the shock on your face.
Seriously though, I know you all were just as busy as I was, so I hope you didn’t mind the short break. I should be back to regular posting by the end of the week.
The crazy thing is that tonight, after a rough day at work and weeknight grocery shopping (which I despise – I like to take my time!), I cooked for the first time in weeks: a simple side dish of roasted CSA vegetables. Nothing fancy, but the smells coming from my oven are like a siren song back to the kitchen. It’s funny how just tossing some veg in olive oil and smelling their roasting flesh in the oven is enough to get me excited about cooking again. I am looking ahead to Thursday’s tomato quiche with much anticipation!
I chopped up potato and onion, then cored, halved, and seeded the tomatoes. I tossed the entire lot in a couple tablespoons of olive oil and added salt and pepper. I just kept them plain but you could add any spice you see fit.
I roasted the onion and potato on one pan, and tomatoes on another, at 400 for about 45-50 minutes. The tomatoes added a wonderful sweetness to the starch and onion – next time, I’ll try caramelizing them to up that sugar!
We ate veggies next to chicken and called it a night. I’ll be back on Thursday with our next round of CSA produce!
Question: What’s your favorite way to cook tomatoes (eating them raw doesn’t count for this question!)?