So now I have more tomatoes than I know what to do with - we are
picking one of these full every other day. Here is another family
favorite tomato recipe.
Mom's Tomatoes & Mozzarella
4 large tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 tblsp wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tblsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Mix together garlic, vinegar, salt. Add olive oil and mix. Pour
2/3 mixture over tomatoes. Scatter onions, parsley and pepper.
Slice fresh mozzarella and place on top of tomatoes and pour rest
of dressing over. Enjoy!
FINALLY! We have red tomatoes! For a while, I was doubting
whether or not we'd be able to use any of the hundreds of tomatoes
we have....they've been green forever, and it seemed like more just
kept growing without any turning. But alas, they have started to
turn. We actually went out and picked enough last night to make
some Herbed Tomatoes with dinner. This is my grandmother's recipe
and it is so yummy:
Memere's Herbed Tomatoes
6 Ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced (I do not peel mine, just
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 cup snipped parsley
1/4 cup snipped chives
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar
Place tomatoes in bowl, sprinkle seasoning and herbs. Combine
oil & vinegar, pour over. Cover and chill for 3 hours, spooning
dressing over a few times. Enjoy!
So, are you wondering what to do with all the pool noodles
leftover from summer water play? Why, make Marble Launchers, of
course! Your kids will love making and putting their special
touches on their own raceway.
Here's what you need:
Pool noodle (in any color!)
Toothpicks and Skewers
Crayons or Markers
The CAWOOD Carnival for the Cure on Saturday was a blast! Many
folks came out to support a great cause - the Eugene Race for the
Cure - including beloved Eugene Emeralds mascot Sluggo!
I grabbed Sluggo at the Carnival Photo Booth just before he took
his turn in the Dunk Tank. He was such a great sport, getting
dunked over and over by local kids, all the while smiling.
Thanks to Sluggo and everyone else who came out to support this
Want to get out a do something fun with the kids and support a
great cause at the same time today? Head over to the CAWOOD
Carnival for the Cure from 10- 3 pm at 1200 High Street in Eugene.
Proceeds benefit the 2010 Eugene Race for the Cure.
As a gold sponsor of the Race, CAWOOD has an enthusiastic team
of employees who will participate in the Cure on 10-10-10 to
support Komen's battle against breast cancer. Today's Carnival for
the Cure is the kickoff for their fundraising efforts.
There will be a BBQ, carnival, kids games, dunk tank, cake walk,
tarot readings, NWCU bike blender, City of Eugene Circus Arts,
gymnastic activites, photo booth and so much more! So bring the
kids and have fun while supporting a great cause!
Ok, so I have to post a blog about Colby, my oldest son.
Today was his first day of second grade at a new school. What a
trooper he is! He was up before his alarm went off and was so
excited he was ready to go a hour before we had to leave for
I took this picture of him sitting at his desk just before he
leaned over to me and said, "Ok, mom, you can leave now. I will be
fine." and pointed towards the door. I must admit I got just a bit
teary eyed at that moment. I'm so happy he had a great first
Yesterday MOM Magazine staff got up close a personal with
Oct/Nov cover MOM and star of TLC's "Little People, Big World" Amy
Roloff. It's refreshing to meet a TV star who's so down to
One of my favorite parts of yesterday was a tour of the Roloff
Family Farm, given by Amy herself. The farm is every kid's dream,
complete with a pumpkin patch, western town, paintball range,
Noah's Ark replica and of course, soccer/sport fields. Amy let us
in on several secrets about the farm, which you will be able to
read more about in the Oct/Nov issue of MOM Magazine.
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