Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spending time with family at the farm.

Sunday, August 28th Nikos and I picked up Mom and went to Deborah's farm in Michigan. It was such a great day and time well spent with family. Nikos rode a horse for the first time! He liked it. Then he spent the afternoon paint balling with all the boys:)Mom enjoying some fun time out at the pool with Toni.
We had a lot of great food. Mom made Green Tomato Bread. It was so good!

Green Tomato Bread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

1 cup grated green tomato, drained(3 to 4 medium tomatoes)

1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped, toasted pecans

1 cup raisins, optional

Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, and the baking soda. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, grated tomato, oil, and vanilla. Add tomato mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in pecans and raisins, if desired. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf (8 to 10 servings)

Caprese Salad

Simplest and most delicious of salads

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella

Fresh basil

Red onion

Add your favorite dressing or not:)

This week I will be joining:

These Chicks Cook

Full Plate Thursday

Foodie Friday

Fresh Food Friday


Dzoli said...

Nothing like spending time at Mums plays.Eating moms food.And teh fact it is on the farm is a bonus;))

scrambledhenfruit said...

I simply have to try that green tomato bread- it sounds yummy! Your trip to the farm looks like fun. :)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fun family outing. Your mother looks so nice in her hat. I like hats on ladies.

I also happen to love tomatoes and could eat them everyday of my life. I'm not familiar with green tomato bread, but I can tell I would love it. Enjoy your weekend and your family.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a great day! Never heard of green tomato bread before, but it sure sounds good:@)

Really Rainey said...

Tomato bread sounds interesting!
What a lovely day!

~Rainey @ The Project table

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Tomato bread!! Craziness!

I have been growing a bunch of tomatoes, but none of them are ripe yet. I am patiently waiting.

Miz Helen said...

I just love Green Tomatoes and we will sure enjoy this Green Tomato Bread. I can't wait to make the bread. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

LDH said...

Yum! The Green Tomato Bread looks delicious! I have a few green tomatoes in my garden right now.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your sweet comment concerning my mom. It was greatly appreciated :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Petite Fleur said...

Mmm! That green tomato bread sounds lovely. You gotta love a mom's recipe. :)