basket of tomatoes from the garden on the counter
+ baby asking for tomato soup=
I mean, what self-respecting mother would say no to a child wanting a bowl of vegetables?
I've never been much of a tomato eater, so I was hesitant to grow so many this year. But we have put them all to use, and in some cases wished we had more. One of our discoveries this summer was this recipe from Whole Foods for the Whole Family, which I highly recommend. The tomatoes, pepper, oregano and basil are from the garden (and sometimes the carrots). It also needs some onion and 2 cups of white sauce. And of course grilled cheese sandwiches on the side. It is surprisingly easy to make; you don't even have to chop the vegetables perfectly, because you're going to puree them when they're done anyway. Yum.