I used to live in Cleveland. I happened to be just out of college at the time, working my first job as a writer/editor, and as a result, I was very, very poor. I lived mostly off mac ‘n’ cheese, beans ‘n’ rice and egg salad sandwiches. Right around this time, I discovered the beauty of hummus – creamy, filling, great on veggies and sandwiches and cheese, healthy and best of all, affordable.
So, this week’s challenge is…
Challenge: Red Pepper Hummus
There are few things I love more than a sweet, sun-warmed, just-picked tomato. Which is why, every spring, I overload my tiny veggie patch with tomatoes and baby them, and then let the rest of the veggies play Survival of the Fittest. And what do I do with my abundance of tomatoes? I’ve taken to freezing them, and then pulling them out in winter for sauces, soups, etc… I nearly went the whole of 2010 without buying a single tomato, fresh, canned or otherwise.
But this fall, I’m wondering: am I wasting my time/money? Would it be easier, cheaper or just plain old better to buy canned tomatoes? I could have a BLT Bonanza, or make an awesome soup from the freshies (yum!), and then buy canned this winter. Frozen and canned tomatoes work the same way, and they’re both preserved for a rather long period.
Worth the trouble to freeze?
Challenge: Canned tomatoes vs. frozen tomatoes*!