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just pretend I’m your mom

I want you to know that I am here for you! Here to make mistakes and tell you about them, so that you don’t make the same mistakes, kinda like parents try to do for their kids. The only difference, as rational adults, certainly you will listen better than the average teenager does!

My most recent faux pas? While shopping for the ingredients for about a half-dozen appetizers for an upcoming party, I didn’t follow my shopping list.  I had written “cherry tomatoes” on both my Costco and my Trader Joe’s lists. I went to Costco first and purchased a 2-pound package of those cute little “cherub” egg-shaped tomatoes.  Next, I was in Trader Joe’s I saw “cherry tomatoes” and thought, “Oh, I’ll have plenty of those from that huge package from Costco,” and promptly crossed them off the list.

Bad move! I needed real “cherry” tomatoes for this recipe, round and substantially larger than those little cherubs. Dang, it… but was I going to make another run to the market?

No way, do with what you’ve got, that’s my motto … OK, not so much as a motto as admission to the fact that I’m just lazy! So be sure and use cherry tomatoes, they will be easier to hollow out, easy to fill, and will stand up so much better on the serving tray…

The second cherry tomato recipe, which cherubs work perfectly, will be posted in a couple of days.

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October 15, 2010   2 Comments