Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Recap + a Recipe

How great are three-day weekends?  I love them (and could certainly use more)!  This weekend was the perfect amount of productivity and relaxation.  Ahhhhh...

On Saturday night Chris made homemade pizza with chicken andouille sausage and spinach:

On Saturday we also picked out and ordered our crib!  Thank goodness we did too, because it's going to take 10-12 weeks for delivery--that'll put me at 32-34 weeks!  Yikes!

On Sunday we assembled the Ikea dresser that I bought last week.  Griz helped, naturally:

Seriously, this cat will not leave us alone:

On Monday night we had a few friends over and I made a tomato pie.  Have you ever had tomato pie?  It's only like the best. thing. ever.

Carmelized onions:

Health food (cheese and mayo):

Almost done:

Seriously, this stuff is SO GOOD.  And because I'm nice, here's the recipe from SimplyRecipes.com


• 1 9-inch pie shell
• 1/2 yellow or red onion, chopped
• 3-4 tomatoes, cut in half horizontally, squeezed to remove excess juice, roughly chopped, to yield approximately 3 cups chopped tomatoes
• 1/4 cup sliced basil (about 8 leaves)
• 2 cups grated cheese (combination of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack, or Gruyere or Mozarella)
• 3/4 cup mayonnaise
• 1 teaspoon (or more to taste) of Frank's Hot Sauce (or Tabasco)
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pie shell in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or longer until lightly golden. If you are starting with a frozen crust, you'll need to cook it a little longer. If you are using a homemade crust, freeze the crust first, then line the crust with aluminum foil and pre-bake it for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

2.  Squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the chopped tomatoes, using either paper towels, a clean dish towel, or a potato ricer.

3.  Sprinkle the bottom of the pre-cooked pie shell with chopped onion. Spread the chopped tomatoes over the onions. Sprinkle the sliced basil over the tomatoes.

4.  In a medium bowl, mix together the grated cheese, mayonnaise, Tabasco, a sprinkling of salt and freshly ground black pepper. The mixture should be the consistency of a gooey snow ball. Spread the cheese mixture over the tomatoes.

5.  Place in oven and bake until browned and bubbly, anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes.

Serves 6.

Seriously, make this while tomatoes are still in season.  You'll love it.

1 comment:

Sleepwalker said...

I currently have everything necessary to make that tomato pie in the house. Now. Sounds like the perfect way to use up those pastry dough disks left from the peach-blueberry pie and campfire peach crostada...

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