Garlic Roasted Carrots
~3-4 carrots, split in half lengthwise if large
WOW! This was soooo good! I was flipping through cookbooks looking for recipes that used tomatoes and decided to try out this one. So glad I did. It was like deep dish pizza but better because the ingredients were fresh. I was able to use green onions and basil from my garden. Luckily, I had a spare homemade pie dough round in the freezer that I thawed and leftover bacon from earlier in the week so that saved me some time. Of course, you could just buy a pie crust, but I think the homemade buttery crust made it taste extra delicious. I didn't have any mayonnaise on hand (because I'm a Miracle Whip person), so I made my own easy mayo recipe to use for the pie.
I decided to treat ourselves to grilled steaks last night. And since we have a bounty of tomatoes, I made a grilled tomato salsa for it. The warm balsamic tomatoes were super delicious. They are very versatile and would work with chicken or fish as well. We had leftover salsa so I saved it in the fridge for breakfast and put it over an egg and everything bagel. Yummers.
Grilled Steak with Balsamic-Basil Tomato Salsa
Our garden currently has a lot of ripe tomatoes, so I decided to make an easy baked side dish to go with our salmon. I liked this recipe because I was also able to use my fresh herbs. I was never a fan of tomatoes as a kid, but I'm slowly learning to enjoy them. I like them better cooked than raw. The Parmesan breadcrumbs gave it a tasty little crunch on top. The salmon was also very good.