Friday, November 19, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Tomatoes

When our tomato plants caught late blight in August, they were just starting to produce green tomatoes (we are terrible vegetable growers).  But we harvested the green tomatoes, wrapped them in newspaper, and put them away in the dark liquor cabinet to be "Christmas tomatoes," which are supposed to be redly luscious by the time Christmas comes.
Well, my husband checked them last week, and lo, they were ripe sometime in October.  And now they're rotten.  Seems to be right in line with putting up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.

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  1. I love that face - too funny - it says it all " You're kidding me right? All that work for this?! " Oh, I laughed. I've had many people tell me they've had the same thing happen to them. I'm still looking for a delicious recipe that uses green tomatoes - haven't found it yet!

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  2. Btw - I have the same lamp in my living room ; )

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  3. My brother gathered up all his green tomatoes, sliced them thin, sprinkled them with Old Bay and put them in my parents' dehydrator. He says he's got delicious chips.

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  4. The best laid plans... Even though they're rotten, I really like the picture. Something about the color of red rot against the newspaper.

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  5. That stuff constantly happens to me. Did you curse? Because that is how I manage situations like that. Lots of cursing.

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  6. And so it goes... . At least you made a good faith effort!

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  7. Oops! Your home was probably too warm. At least you tried!

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  8. I've made a green tomato salsa that we like and also an enchilada casserole with a sauce that's made from green tomatoes. It can also be made with tomatillos, but I didn't have any this year.

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  9. Tracy, thanks for the tip! Next time maybe we can put them in basement (so we REALLY forget to check them - ha).

    Crys, I have used tomatillos because I got them from a CSA, but I didn't realize green tomatoes could be substituted. We really liked the salsa verde from the tomatillos, so I will try to remember the tomatillas/green tomato interchangeability next year. Thanks.

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