|Freshly Picked Tomatoes|
Sunday was a good day. My leg felt fine after resting on Saturday. I did three of loads of laundry, made French toast for breakfast, ham fried rice for lunch, and watched some of the Olympics games on TV. Daughter watched the women's gymnastics with me, as that's the event she's most interested in (having done gymnastics as a child and doing acrobatics, now).
In between watching the games on TV, we picked some of the ripe tomatoes. We picked a colander full! I didn't weigh them, but, I wouldn't be surprised if there were at least 5 or 6 lbs. There are more tomatoes on the plants, too! What an abundance! This year's garden produce have been such a blessing!
In the evening, I cut up the tomatoes and made a pasta sauce. I didn't follow a particular recipe, but, I added two onions, chopped up, part of a bell pepper (also from the garden), several cloves of garlic, some dried basil leaves, a little lemon juice, and salt. Brought everything to a boil and then, simmered for about 30 minutes. I know some people cook their pasta sauce for a long time, but, I wanted to preserve as much of the fresh taste as I could. It made quite a lot of sauce! I also browned some ground beef with onions and garlic, but, didn't add it to the sauce as daughter likes to be able to adjust the amount of meat to sauce.
- Seeing cousin V and family and being able to offer them a simple meal
- The zucchini harvest
- Daughter might be able to extend her stay until mid October!
- The drizzle we had last night