Friday, June 11, 2010

Scalloped Tomatoes...YUM YUM

This is one of my favorite recipes ...I could eat it at least 3 times a week...maybe more... Richard and I love this for dinner... Just thought I would share one of my favorite things to eat...

Scalloped Tomatoes

Good olive oil
2 cups (1/2-inch diced) bread from a French boule, crusts removed (I like crusts on)
16 plum tomatoes (Romas) , cut 1/2-inch dice (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup julienned basil leaves, lightly packed
1 cup freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large (12 inch) saute pan over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and stir to coat with the oil. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often, until the cubes are evenly browned.
Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. When the bread cubes are done, add the tomato mixture and continue to cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the basil.Pour the tomato mixture into a shallow (6 to 8 cup) baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan cheese and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is browned and the tomatoes are bubbly. Serve hot or warm.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Have a Curious Monday

Today I have decided to explore and experiment , challenge my brain and dabble in areas I have yet to travel . I figure that it is a very good thing to be curious...for without curiosity we are mere land masses collecting only the tinyest of tidbits that blow our way.
Go Out There a Be Curious!!