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Eating Tomatoes Like Candy

July 21, 2010

I cringed for a few seconds this morning at the store, thinking of paying $2.99 for a pint of cherry tomatoes when we have a backyard full of tomato plants. But she asked so sweetly, and how could I say no to a little girl asking for tomatoes?? She ate half of the pint in the car on the way home, then asked for a tomato sandwich for lunch when we walked in the door.

We had stopped quickly on our way home from a one-on-one date of swimming with friends. I love how amazingly easy it seems to feel to only have one little one with me to do something. Especially something like running in and out to a store. Especially when I have Mia and I can pay attention to just her and we can chat and have actual conversations. We were stopping for some sort of fruit to make more freezer jam (because we’ve already eaten all but one container of the strawberry freezer jam) and we hit the jackpot – they had seconds and so-ripe-you-must-eat-them-today peaches and apricots all on sale – just what I wanted. I bought what I thought would make a ton of jam, but when we got home, we realized that the peaches were so yummy that we couldn’t resist. My mom ate one, I ate one, Mia ate one. Nick ate TWO. And they were huge. And they’re so delicious, they’re being made into a now small batch of freezer jam this afternoon, then spread on bread for some ham, cheddar and peach paninis for dinner. YUM. It’s like summer on our plates and literally dripping down our arms. Need I point out that Nick needed a serious bath after two peaches? There was an actual puddle under his chair and it was fantastic.

{Linking over to Steady Mom’s Moms’ 3-Minute Blog Challenge}

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2010 12:42 pm

    Oh, the panini’s sound delightful. I, too, cherish one-on-one time with my loves, plus, I think it’s really, really important.

  2. ell.uu permalink
    July 22, 2010 6:22 pm

    I almost bought tomatoes at the store yesterday. I told myself to be patient and wait for the bounty of my garden because I know they will taste so much better than store-bought ones.

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