Summer foods are just exquisite! They are fresh and yummy and easy to prepare. I found a cute idea in a magazine I want to share with you. The tomatoes that are sitting on our kitchen counter are not good candidates for this dish because they are small and juicy-but DELISH. We’ll use them and then I’ll be making these little boats.
The beauty of these darlings is that they can help stave off the hunger pangs that happen as Mom is making a meal but it’s not time to eat yet. You know how it goes: the kids troop in, wanting something to nibble on, so these will make great snacks! They will travel well to picnics and carry in dinners and they will please peoples’ palates.
10 Roma tomatoes
1/2 pound bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
4 cups lettuce, finely shredded
**Iceberg lettuce works well for this but I’ll be using Romaine. The cook gets to choose!
3/4 cup salad dressing *mayo or home made dressing will work.
Slice the tomatoes in half, lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and membrane of the halves.
Combine in a large mixing bowl the lettuce, bacon and dressing. If it seems too dry, add a touch more dressing.
Spoon the filling into the tomato “boats” and float them on a platter.
Hm…you might want to double this recipe. It’s making Mother Connie hungry just writing about it!
SIDEBAR: Don’t stop with BLT boats! You could also fill those little beauties with your favorite egg salad or tuna salad or salmon salad. You might like to turn them into mini taco treats. What are the possibilities? END SIDEBAR
Even users of SNAP and WIC and other public assistance agencies such as food pantries, food commodities or food banks usually have access to summer garden goods. You might not even need to swipe your EBT card to take advantage of these yummy flavors sometimes! If you are living on a dime, this can make a lot of difference!
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