Jul 25, 2010
Heirloom Tomato Salad, Birthday's and Babies
I could write a love song to Heirloom Tomatoes. I seriously LOVE them! My dad is growing me some in his garden this year---and I can't wait for my delivery next weekend. They cost a ridiculous amount at the grocery store---but it's something worth splurging for. Brian who normally hates tomatoes...LOVES Heirlooms.
Tonight we had my brother and his fiance over for dinner. We were celebrating Chad's 30th Birthday, which is this week. I know I'm just the sister in this situation---but man do I officially feel old! I'm sure my parents are going to get hit hard with this one! It's like time is flying bye and the years just get shorter and shorter. I served this salad featured on today's blog as part of our dinner tonight. It was loved by everyone!
Beth's Heirloom Tomato Salad
2 Large Heirloom Tomatoes (Whichever color you want... I did 2 different varieties)
2 Medium/Small Heirloom Tomatoes (Again, whatever color you'd like... I did yellow and orange)
1 Jar of Buttermilk Dressing
1 Ripe Avocado
4-5 Strips to Bacon
Salt and Pepper to Taste (I used Jane's Mixed up Salt and freshly ground pepper)
Cut tomatoes into diced pieces and salt and pepper to taste. (Allow to sit while doing other things)
Fry Bacon and crumble into pieces
Cut Avocado open and use a teaspoon to carve out balls of Avocado. (Don't do this too early or it will turn brown)
Put 2-3 Tablespoons of Buttermilk Dressing on a Salad Plate.
Pile Tomatoes, Avocado and Bacon on top of Dressing.
Serve at Room Temperature.
Makes 4 Salads.
I have to end the blog by telling you a funny story---so it's the time in our lives where all of our friends are having babies (and it makes you want one for about a day...then you change your mind when you hear a screaming kid at Walmart!). Growing up, we did this test with a necklace and a wedding band---where you rubbed it up and down on your wrist and then held it up above your wrist and whatever way it moved, it told you what the gender of your kids would be and how many you'd have. We'll for the last 15 years, I've been believing I was have 2 kids... a boy and then a girl..well tonight I was in for the shock of my life! The test reveled for BOTH Brian and I, that we would be having not 2, but 3 kids! Ugh, I can't even begin to imagine us with 3 kids! The test said we would have a girl, then a boy, then another girl...and the first thing out of my mouth was... "Babe, we need to start a wedding fund...otherwise our daughters will never have weddings!" All I can say is... Thank God for Birth Control! (and Heirloom Tomatoes...because tonight turned out to be great food with great company and whole lot of fun!)