Thursday, August 21, 2008

Only ONE month left of Summer

Hurry! only one month left of summer! If you hurry, you still have time to do the following:

Lie by the pool reading magazines
Sew a cute T shirt in your favorite color
Watch a blockbuster movie with your kids (if you don't have kids, you can borrow some.)
Eat outside
Squeeze in one more trip to the pool (ours closes on Labor Day)
Go to the Farmer's market and buy all the tomatoes and peaches and sweet corn they have
Make a Tomato Pie

Everyone loves this at our house. It's so delicious you won't believe how easy it is.

Make a batch of biscuit dough. I use the recipe in Fannie Farmer, which is almost the same as the recipe on the back of my flour bag. Two cups of flour, one stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 4 teaspoons baking powder and about 2/3 cups milk.
Divide the dough in half and line an 8 inch pie pan with that half. Then cover the bottom with a handful of grated mild cheddar cheese, 2 sliced tomatoes, snipped chives, basil, more cheese (another handful) and then take 1/3 cup mayonnaise, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and spread that over tomatoes and cheese and herbs. Top with remaining biscuit dough and bake until brown - about 20 minutes at 350.
Wonderful with a cold iced tea - equally as good later this fall with Roma tomatoes.
Better make two if you have more than 3 people who like tomatoes.

1 comment:

fourkid said...

I just tried this last evening - had it for leftovers tonight again. It was wonderful. I love the biscuit as the crust. Thank you for the recipe. Dh raved about it and now I am obligated to send one into his work!

I would love to see a picture of it. I am afraid mine was a bit on the ugly side (though the taste was unaffected!)