Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
Sponsored post written on behalf of Tasti-Lee Tomatoes, however opinions are 100% my own.
There’s nothing like smell or taste of a fresh ripe tomato straight from the vine, but in Delaware that only happens for a few months in the summer. Unfortunately, my home garden didn’t yield as many as I would have liked and the frost killed the last ones hanging. I usually have a salad for lunch so tomatoes are always on my grocery list.
When the folks at Tasti-Lee Tomatoes partnered with Sverve, looking for bloggers to try their new premium vine ripened tomatoes I jumped at the opportunity and was glad to have been chosen.
Not only did I receive 2 packs of premium fresh ripe tomatoes, the package also included a few other goodies including this apron, a Tasti-Lee reusable bag, Recipe Cards, Key Chain, Bottle Opener and a tube of Chap Stick.
I began to think of the many ways in which to use the tomatoes including as a salsa or pasta sauce but my first instinct was to slice one and eat it! That was definitely the right choice because it was juicy…juicy…juicy and so full of flavor!
Tasti-Lee tomatoes are non GMO and contain 50% more Lycopene than regular tomatoes which is definitely a health benefit.
I used another one for a salad but since I’ve never had or made baked tomatoes, I decided to give it a try. This easy breezy recipe for Baked Parmesan Tomatoes was found online at www.eatingwell.com.
- 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
I know…I need a new muffin tin…don’t judge!
A great appetizer and with some French Bread…oh la la!
I tossed the ones we didn’t eat into a Crock Pot recipe with chicken thighs.
Tasti-Lee Tomatoes is always running contests like best recipe or best picture campaigns, so check them out on Facebook and don’t forget to sign up to receive coupons and to enter the giveaways.
Have a Tasti-Lee Tomato Tuesday – Smooches!
Woohoo the weekend is here….well almost…in a few hours…really really soon!
Check out the Dollar Tree Dome that I bought yesterday, and with all the rolls of ribbon I have in stock I can make this puppy match almost every outfit in my wardrobe!
Sundress – $7.99 from Rugged Wearhouse
Bamboo Bow Tie Wedges – Ross
LOOK AT WHAT SOME ‘RASCALLY RABBIT’ DID TO MY GARDEN!
AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON MY DESK THIS MORNING!
A perfect way to end the work week, it’s nice when peers take the time to say they appreciate you and the work that you do.
Do you take time to show or tell co-workers that you appreciate them?
Around the water cooler this afternoon with 3lilapples – come on over and met a new blogger.
I appreciate you and hope you have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday
I hope you had a good weekend with an opportunity to spend quality time with your family/friends and did something fun and enjoyable. Yesterday, I took my car in for an oil change and Malik was my chauffeur so I took full advantage by having him drive me all around town running errands – it was good being Mommy! I had him drive me to Dunkin Donuts, Dutch Country Farmers Market, Family Dollar, PNC Bank and then finally to Lowe’s it was fun for me, not so much for him.
We gave him Tayair’s old car, remember the 2002 Hyundai Elantra, well you would have thought it was a new Mercedes because when he realized the plants had to ride in the back seat he wasn’t happy! I purchased two hanging baskets, a Color Combo Patio plant, Sweet Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Curled Parsley and Cilantro and they rode shotgun in the back seat fully protected by a yard of plastic – it was hilarious!
Hanging baskets – Petunias, Calibrachoa and Lobelia
Curled Parsley – boil and drink like tea it’s great for the digestive system
Cilantro is a wonderful fragrant herb
Basil also keeps the bugs away from your garden
Fresh Garden Tomatoes – scents of summer
Hibiscus is a perfect patio plant
Color Combo Welcome Plant – Bidens, Licorice Plant and Trailing Petunia
Love the handles on these hanging baskets
Time to check out
Malik reluctantly loading the cart
The plants riding in the back seat (along with vacuum cleaner)
Today I cleaned in and around the pool and cleared out my little garden which was overrun with Mint from last year.
Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!
It’s finally Friday and the heat is on!
I am so ready for the weekend and tomorrow’s plans include clearing out my little garden because the mint has taken over! I want to add some basil, peppers and tomatos and get a few flowering baskets to hang around the deck.
It’s time to fire up the grill and spend evenings sitting outside, I love this time of the year!
What are your plans for the weekend?
Casual Friday Attire
Summer heat calls for sleeveless tops – Walmart
Rampage Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse
Linking up today with Katherine’s Corner – come over join in on the fun
Have a fantabulos weeekend – Smooches