Ah, I am posting on a new board. Hi, all. First, a picture that looks good enough to eat (it's not a sandwich because I don't have any actual pictures of the sandwich):
Now the story.
So, I have this monster tomato plant in my back yard. It's growing everywhere. Here's a picture of it tentacle raping my green pepper plant, the only survivor of three.
As you can see by the grass, I am probably the laziest and most organic gardener that ever lived. All I do is water and pick veggies. I tend to think that the grass keeps the plants from drying out. So naturally, because I am a lazy gardener, I tend to have some of the ugliest tomatoes ever picked. Now they taste lovely, but I can't serve them. So every week I have to do something with them, and today, I decided to roast some tomatoes.
There they are all chopped up and ready to go, and they become the lovely deliciousness that you see in the first picture. I put them in the oven at 400, with some olive oil, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, dried onions and chives and pepper. Then I went out to eat with Mr. ghilie and forgot to turn off the oven - I had to drive back from the restaurant and turn it off.
Now I also have a cucumber plant, and I don't eat a lot of cukes. I've been sharing them with my boss; she loves them. But recently my plant stopped producing and this is the last of my cucumbers.
It's sooo ugly. Seriously, what is wrong with this thing? Really, does anyone know? I was afraid it would taste bad so I didn't give it away, and it's been sitting on my counter for awhile. Finally I chopped it up today. It didn't taste bad, so that's a plus, but I really need to use it up.
So, my recipe! I discovered this when all i had in the fridge was roasted tomatoes and cukes from the garden. A sandwich made from the two is fantastic
. You can add mayo or butter or, if you're vegan, mushed up avocado. Cheese is great too, I use extra sharp cheddar. Yum! The roasting really brings out the sweetness of the tomato, and the cucumber adds this extra crunch that is really great.
So, that's it, my discovery!