Thursday, July 9, 2009

Foodie Friday - Marinated Tomatoes

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to another Foodie Friday. Pop over to see our most gracious hostess, Dear Gollum at Designs by Gollum for more fab food.

Mr. Precious and I eat rather simply at Note Songs. We love tomatoes and especially the summer tomatoes. So I'd like to tell you how we like them best!

Get your tiny ingredients together: Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Powder, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and salt and pepper.

Since I'm using Olive Oil, I wanted to show you my pretty little dispenser we bought many years ago in Italy! It's the color of sunflowers!

Now look up close and see how pretty this little cute thing is! Well, there I go getting off the subject.

Oh, I almost forgot, I left out one key ingredient ~ Basil! Gotta have the Basil!

Now I don't use any measurements for this marinade so you could adjust it to how you like it! I add as much olive oil as I want and then a little less balsamic vinegar. Add some sprinkles of garlic powder, sprinkles of basil and some salt and pepper. I have the teensiest little wire whisk I use and I just whisk away to try and blend the oil and vinegar. You know how hard that is!

Have your tomatoes sliced as thin or as thick as you like and place them on a platter.

Then after whisking one more time, just because I love my tiny wire whisk, drizzle the marinade over your tomatoes. Let them soak in the marinade while you prepare the rest of your tiny dinner.

Now you can go to town eating...this night we had pork chops, shoe peg white corn, wheat rolls and TOMATOES! I know, there's no green stuff on the plate! Well, let's just pretend we started out with a salad, okay! :)


Before you leave, if you haven't entered your tiny name in my one year bloggaversay giveaway for the pillow below, just click here and leave me a comment that you'd like the chance to win this pillow. I'll announce the winner on Monday, June 13! Good luck!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Home Grown Tomatoes

Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon & lettuce & homegrown tomatoes
Up in the mornin' out in the garden

Get you a ripe one don't get a hard one
Plant `em in the spring eat `em in the summer
All winter with out `em's a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' & diggin'
Everytime I go out & pick me a big one

Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

You can go out to eat & that's for sure
But it's nothin' a homegrown tomato won't cure
Put `em in a salad, put `em in a stew
You can make your very own tomato juice
Eat `em with egss, eat `em with gravy
Eat `em with beans, pinto or navy
Put `em on the site put `em in the middle
Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle

If I's to change this life I lead
I'd be Johnny Tomato Seed
`Cause I know what this country needs
Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes
~sung by Guy Clark