Saturday, October 14, 2006

On My Doorstep


I found these on my doorstep Thursday evening when I opened the door to call the kids in for bed. They are from Mr. Dave next door. He has a beautiful lawn and garden. We watch him working in his garden in the evenings while we eat dinner. Anyway, I have one recipe that I make from fresh tomatoes, so we had that for dinner last night. It is called Southwestern Pasta. You chop up the tomatoes, add olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder, white pepper, salt, and garlic. Let that sit all day on the counter. I shake the container every once in a while. Then, serve that over spaghetti with some blue or feta cheese on top. The kids don't eat it, but I just give them spaghetti with freshly grated parmesan instead. I use one tomato per person. I usually serve Sister Schubert's rolls with it.

I just heard that my quilt top and backing arrived at its destination. I have to say, I wasn't really worried. Maybe I just have too many other things on my mind these days.

I got started on my Little Treasures. These are a lot of fun to make. A hint from my friend Rebecca... She traced the pattern onto card stock and then modified it until she liked the shape. She then scanned that into her computer. Now she has a template that she can make any size. She didn't like the shape of the top on the original. I thought that was a great idea. Oh, and her children enjoyed decorating the card stock boxes.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules! Just dropped by to say How's it going?

Jane Ann said...

It's so funny you mentioned Sister Schubert's rolls. I absent-mindedly started to mention them to Rian and remembered,"Ooops! I guess Sister Schubert doesn't translate in California!"

Debby said...

Ok you guys, I wanna know about Sister Schubert...Your recipe sounds so good, I may have to whip up something similar...=-)

sophie said...

Your Southwestern Pasta sounds yummy. I make a more basic version, just adding olive oil and fresh chopped basil to the chopped tomato and tossing that with warm pasta and grated parmesan.

debraspincic said...

A much better bounty than Wes's puny tomato plants. Apparently we didn't quite get the farming approach down pat this summer!

Deb H said...

YUM! Fresh tomatoes from the garden. That's one thing I do miss, living here in Alaska, tomatoes need darkness as well as sunlight for thier sugars to develope, & the growing season is a little to short. Ours are all hot house grown, & they just don't have the flavor.