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August 25, 2009

Tomatoes Oh My! And What's For Dinner?


I'm up to my ears in canning today so I will not be posting a recipe. We obtained 40 pounds of tomatoes from our CSA and I'm busy getting them canned for the winter! Alexis and I love tomato based soups, so this will be a great way to extend the season.

I have the tomatoes peeled and am waiting for the pressure cooker to warm up. This is my first time pressure canning, or using my pressure cooker in general and I have to admit I'm a bit terrified of the thing (OK...It scares the bejesus out of me!), but we'll see how things go!

Like I said no recipe today, but I will however tell you What's For Dinner?!


Tonight I'm making chicken gumbo for myself. This is not something that Jamison would touch. Alexis may try it, you never know with her. For them I'm making center cut pork chops and brown rice, which I'll use some of with my gumbo. Alexis will also have a vegetable, most likely tomatoes or cucumbers.

What are you having?

Now if you'll excuse me, my tomatoes are calling me back to the kitchen. What? Your tomatoes don't talk? ;oP

Posted by Dianne at August 25, 2009 10:54 AM

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Ha! I was thinking about pork chops for dinner too!

Good luck with the pressure cooker.....

Posted by: Megan at August 25, 2009 12:39 PM

Pressure cookers scare me silly too! I'm having fish sticks after Chelcee's soccer game.

Posted by: Dar at August 25, 2009 5:02 PM

The gauge on my pressure cooker was broken, so I ended up doing them in a water bath instead. I guess one of these days I'll use a pressure cooker! I'm going to have to see if I can replace the gauge. Sad really given I've never used the thing!

Posted by: Dianne at August 25, 2009 6:31 PM

We are have chicken cutlets, sugar snap peas (love that crunch!) and smashed yukon gold potatoes with olive oil and parmesan cheese on top.

Posted by: Noelle Markus at August 25, 2009 8:33 PM

I love sugar snap peas too! Not only are they great in a meal, but they make great snacks too.

Posted by: Dianne at August 26, 2009 10:48 AM

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