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August 21st, 2017 at 07:39 pm

Not me, just the bathroom! Our bathroom contractors showed up at 7:30 this morning and spent the day taking out the sinks, toilet, vanity and wall tile along with removing the light fixtures and towel bar for reuse. I'm giving the relatively new and nice Kohler faucet to a friend; she may also take the light fixture. While I'm still a bit anxious about the cash, we're also excited. DD and I watched the eclipse at the university. We have a widely respected astronomy department, and the director of the planetarium is a real treasure. We were able to buy glasses there for $1, and had a great time sitting with friends. Lots of them constructed box viewers, brought picnics, and enjoyed the humid afternoon.

I do have a bumper crop of tomatoes. It may be time for a caprese salad. While I've enjoyed the tomato canning of years past, I'm probably going to pass this year. The semester is sneaking up on me, and I'd rather get prepped. We had BLTs for dinner tonight with some coleslaw. Any one have some fabulous summer easy dinners to share? I have the August menu blahs. I can figure out how to use my CSA veggies but am uninspired otherwise.

7 Responses to “Gutted”

  1. Carol Says:

    If you have freezer space, you can briefly cook the tomatoes, and then freeze them. I like to use 2- 3 cups in a quart sized freezer bag. I don't even skin them. I usually whirr with immersion blender. Works great.
    Or become the most popular friend by sharing!😊

  2. Carol Says:

    We like the " Santa Fe Salad" on the " Good Cheap Eats " blog. Her recipes are usually tasty, and easy.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    When I have a lot of tomatoes I make a tomato casserole -- cracker crumbs on the bottom, then fill the dish with thinly sliced tomatoes, top with a thin layer of mayo & shredded cheese. Bake for about a half hour or 40 minutes. Delicious! Also, tomatoes are easy to freeze and they can be used in spaghetti sauce and chili after thawing.

    It must be exciting to be getting a new bathroom!

  4. snafu Says:

    Combination of exciting and crazy while having a bathrm re-do! Look forward to 'ta da' photo. This has been the fastest summer ever!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks for the ideas! Checking them out now.

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    I don't remember where I got the recipe, but I remember I used to make orzo with fresh corn, basil and tomatoes quite often. If I recall I cooked the orzo, rubbed a cut garlic clove all over the inside of a large bowl, chopped the tomato and basil, cut the kernels off the corn, and tossed it all together with olive oil, salt and pepper. Would work with any pasta really. Oh, and you could add grated parmesan.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Yum! I'm making all of these!

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