Drowning in Cherry Tomatoes (and zucchini)

Alas, summer is winding down,   **sniffles**  but our garden is still churning out the tomatoes and zucchini fast than we can eat it! (Mostly because my children refuse to let me cook real meals and we end up eating pizza.)

Well, since my parents are here visiting I have some time (and free hands!) to make use of some of these goodies! So, here’s how I’m going to use them up.

First, I made a giant standard issue Italian Pasta Salad (with, gasp!, fresh cherry tomatoes) last night. This will be lunches for the rest of the week. Yum.

Tonight, I’ll be trying out this beast:

Chicken and Tomatoes

Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

Sauteed Chicken with Yellow Grape Tomatoes ,  which I’ll probably toss over some pasta.

Seems simple enough. Obviously I’ll be using cherry tomatoes.  🙂






For lunch one day this weekend I figure I’ll make these guys:

Tomato, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

Tomato, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart





Tomato, Goat Cheese and Carlelized Onion Tarts

Perhaps my 3 year old might even try these “Mini Pizzas.”

I’ve got some fresh basil to throw on top, which will be a nice complement.

To finish off the rest of the tomatoes I figure I’ll just roast them with a little olive oil and garlic and just start tossing this in with everything!





And what do I intend to do with the zucchini? Feast your eyes on these babies:

Zucchini Carrot Ribbon PastaZucchini PancakesZucchini Carrot Muffins

Zucchini Ribbon Pasta, Zucchini Pancakes and Zucchini Muffins (with added Carrots!).

A lot of this I imagine I’ll be able to freeze for later. LOVE having this stuff around to defrost for a quick breakfast for screaming monsters.

Next up…..Eggplant! 😀