Oh, so many years ago when I was an micro-popular blogger, my best friends introduced me to blogger who had left us prematurely. Her name was Sherry. Seeming fairly wonderful, there was a “Cook a Sherry Special” I missed because of familial obligations. I gave my marker and a few days later, made good on that marker – with a kids alphabet soup! Enjoy a blast from my past – I did and I will, too.
Dare I say it’s the first salad that left me bloated and sick? My motto is when you eat at my house if you don’t leave bloated and sick – I didn’t feed you enough. This salad fed me enough…..
OK, so I tried some BLT recipes, I was thinking about a BLT stuffed tomato – I mean, how could that be bad? Well, it wasn’t, that’s for sure, but maybe it needed a bit more umph than I added. I cut off the top of five tomatoes and scooped out the guts. I then squeezed the guts to get as much juice as possible and then strained the mix to just have the juice. The last time I added this to the stuffed tomato mixture, it made it too wet and the stuffing was like cement. So, I reduced it down over medium heat until it was just half of what I started with. I had some day old rosemary bread I made into bread crumbs, mixed them with the tomato juice and a bit of olive oil. Oh, I had also cooked up 1/3 pound of bacon and chopped it into small pieces – that was added also. I then stuffed the tomatoes with the bacon/bread mixture.
I also made polenta – Corn meal cooked in water for hours. So good…..I added Parmesan cheese and salt at the end and it was just corny yummyness. Of course, my family hated it – their loss. Add some roasted chicken legs and this is what it all looked like
Yeah, it was great. I made a sauce of caramelized onions, sweet vinegar and reduced chicken stock.
Tomorrow – BLT salad with a bacon mayo dressing!
OK, thinking BLT stuffed tomatoes. The filling has to be loose when cooked and this is what I’m thinking:
• Bread crumbs
• Cooked Bacon
• Cheese (dare I say optional?)
• Mayo or Olive oil (Mayo gets a bit gross when warm)
Served on a bed of lettuce (maybe with mayo on the lettuce?)
What do you think?