Q: I have tomatoes coming out my ears. What can I do with them? I’m not much of a cook, and it’s too hot to cook anyway. I’m not going to can them. Any suggestions besides sandwiches?
A: Share with friends and neighbors or people at your workplace, church, gym or social clubs. Some people have never had the pleasure of eating a true homegrown tomato. Also check with your local food bank. The people there may be thrilled to get something fresh rather than canned or processed items.
If you are tired of the traditional sandwich of tomato and mayonnaise or of the BLT, try a TVO (tomato-Vidalia onion) or slip slices of tomato into pimento cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Why should only hamburgers be honored with tomatoes? Sprinkle diced tomatoes on your hot dog, too. Freshen a store-bought or delivery pizza with thin slices of tomatoes.
Tomatoes go well with eggs at breakfast, and halved cherry tomatoes or chopped tomatoes can be used as a topping for grits. Try a slice of tomato on buttered toast.
Drizzle sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and serve with hunks of mozzarella. Stuff cherry tomatoes with pesto.