These are the last two tomatoes picked from my garden. I'm hoping they turn red but if not, I will certainly enjoy them fried and green. Tomatoes are one of those things you just can't cheat on. The only good tomatoes are those picked out of yours or someone else's garden. I love those days when I walk into the break room at all to find that someone has brought in their excess tomatoes or zucchinis or squash to share. The tomatoes you get in the grocery store at every time other than tomato growing season, just don't come close to the real thing. Which makes me enjoy them even more during the season.
This summer I've made tomato pie, fried green tomatoes, tomato sandwiches, and tomatoes whole - just out of my hand! That's one thing nice about seasons. The lack of something - whether it is a fresh tomato or snow or colorful leaves - just makes us appreciate it even more.
|After many, many years of trying, my first good biscuits!|
I think about our congregation about how I'm one of the younger members and there aren't many people there younger than me. About 80% of our congregation is in their 60s and above. I really dread the day that I look out my kitchen window and don't see cars in the parking lot and beloved church members walking through those red doors.