I'm so excited about having garden-fresh tomatoes again! The store-bought ones just aren't the same. I can eat a whole plate of home-grown ones, sprinkled with salt and pepper. :)
| On Wednesday, my mom sent home a couple of the first ones that have ripened this year, and Yehoshua and I enjoyed a lunch of Tomatoes and Black Beans over Pasta yesterday. Yehoshua especially enjoyed the pasta part. ;) He loves bread and pasta. :D (Sounds like me!)
Joshua is allergic to raw tomatoes (or maybe "highly intolerant" is a more accurate description) so he really missed out!! Although, he probably wouldn't think he missed much... since he got the leftover homemade pizza from last night. ;)
I even cooked up my own beans for this recipe, something I'm learning to do (and love!). My mom rarely cooked with beans, and even more rarely (never?) with dried beans, so it was one of those "unknowns" to me for a while. :) It's interesting how the way we were raised has such a far-reaching impact on what we do as adults!
Anyway, I love beans (since I never got to eat many as a child ;D) and Joshua doesn't mind them (although he ate lots when he was growing up!) so I've been trying to incorporate them more into our meals. I love experimenting with different foods and cooking styles. When we were at the bulk foods store last week, I got several kinds of dried beans: black beans, navy beans, and pinto beans. I already had garbanzo beans and kidney beans. Soon I'll be able to make 8-bean soup! :D
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