Saturday & Tomato Pie

29 Apr

Saturday.  These are the types of Saturdays that I try to avoid.  You know, the over-booked type of Saturday.  The Saturday that when you are finished you are feeling 100% wiped out. 

Well, I am a week out of a minor surgery.  And you know what they say about minor surgery — it is the surgery that is performed on someone else!  ha!  My minor surgery was performed on me.  I have had plenty of abdominal surgeries to know which one is major (Gastric Bypass, C-section and Panniculectomy — OUCH!) and which ones aren’t as major (scar adhesion removal, hernia repair).  I have felt rotten for about a month and half now….I had a pretty good day yesterday (a week after surgery) with only two really bad “episodes” of not feeling great.  So, today I thought I would be up and ready to go. 

We started the day at the soccer fields, Girly Girl had a game at 8:15.  That is 8:15 in the morning….and it is Saturday, the day we are *supposed* to sleep in.  She played a great game, for those of you wondering.  She “danced” after the ball at the forward position (her favorite) and followed through on her kicks better than she has in other game.  Button Boy’s game was at 10:15, a more palatable time, but not enough time to do anything or go anywhere.  Button Boy had expended much of his energy and was not as energetic in his game as he has been…., but he still had a good game. 

After the game, we had just enough time to run home and allow the children to get out of their sweaty clothes…then off to pick-up Angel Food Ministries.  Angel Food Ministries, if you are unfamiliar with it, is a wonderful ministry that allows families of any income level to purchase food at a discounted price.  A box that will feed a family of 4 for $30.  Look it up in your area!  Try it out…everyone can use some help now and then!

From picking up the food, we had to hurry to the Montgomery Zoo for a birthday party.  I thought the party began at 1pm, so we there at 12:45 to make sure we were there in plenty of time….of course, due to my poor little brain, once we got there and waited until 1:15 and no one was there, we realized the party didn’t begin until 2pm.  Oh, well.  It gave us time to run to the new River Otter exhibit that Mojo hadn’t visited yet.

The party was wonderful, the kids loved it…but I began feeling bad…and we still another party to go to at Mellow Mushroom at 6pm.  By the time we got home from birthday party #1, I felt bad enough to take a nap.  I **never** take naps…when I do, you know I am not feeling well.  When I awoke, I didn’t feel any better and absolutely couldn’t go to birthday party #2.

Mojo took the kiddos to Mellow Mushroom and birthday party #2.  THANKS MOJO!!!

While Mojo took the kids, I got hungry.  I decided to give a recipe I have been eyeing for a while a try.  I had to make a substitution, though.  I thought I had bacon in the freezer, when I discovered I didn’t, I remembered I had purchased some proscuitto at the store this week hoping to try something with it….so, I am trying this recipe with it!

Here’s the recipe from one of my favorite Foodie Blogs….Vanilla Sugar.

Vanilla Sugar's Tomato Pie

Vanilla Sugar's Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie
By dawn

1 (9″) deep dish pie shell, kept frozen
4-5 lg. tomatoes, thickly cut
Freshly cracked black pepper
a gentle sprinkling of fine sugar
1 c. good quality mayonnaise (Hellmans)  — I actually used Duke’s…the only mayo Mojo allows!
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup cooked real bacon, chopped fairly small (not the fake stuff please)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, 350 for convection. Slice up the tomatoes in rather thick slices and place them on paper towels to absorb some of the excess moisture.
Get out pie crust from freezer, place sliced tomatoes over crust; do a double layer of sliced tomatoes. Then sprinkle with an ever-so-light sprinkling of white sugar, then some freshly cracker black pepper.
In a bowl combine mayonnaise with shredded cheddar cheese, and the chopped up bacon. Spoon over tomatoes; try to get it spread evenly over the tomatoes, but don’t push down.
Bake for about 30 minutes. Mine was done at the 25 minute mark, so best to keep an eye on it at the 20 minute mark.

Tomato Pie with slice missing!

Tomato Pie with slice missing!

**After cooking, my tomato pie came out a little greasy.  I don’t think that I will use any type of prociutto or bacon without getting off as much of the natural grease as possilble**



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