This year, our garden was semi-sucsessful. We had leaf lettuce, cucumbers, parsely, lemon balm, and tomatoes. Tomatoes are so strong, it is still producing. It does not produce enough to can, but it does produce too many to eat. On my kitchen counter, there are many tomatoes...
Have you ever seen the TV show called "Iron Chef"? It is a very popular Japanese TV show that aired in the US and it was a big hit. Basically, the show will bring two chefs on the show to compete, then they will tell them the secret theme ingredient to be used during the show. Those chefs then have to come up with several dishes featuring the ingredient. Then there dishes will be judged at the end of the show and the winner picked... Anyway, I felt like I needed to use many tomatoes as if they were the themed ingredient.
I made one of my favorite salads. Diced tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, a little bit of red onion, and parsely. Mix them in the bowl with Mayo (I use Japanese mayonase called kyupi.) and salt & pepper. That's it. It is very easy to make. Just remember to mix them before serving, otherwise, it will get too watery.
Since I had so many tomatoes, I decide to make a tomato bowl and stuff it with the salad as a special touch. I cooked the chicken with seasonings then a few minutes before turning the heat off, I added diced tomatoes. The juice from the tomatoes made the chicken so moist and good.
Did I get you? No, that is not tomatoes, They are strawberries. I have been craving for some sweets since yesterday, so, I decided to make this.
I was in a cooking mode today. I love to cook and I enjoy it, but not everyday.
Somedays I am just too tired to even be in the kitchen. You know the first word my hubby said after he saw all the dishes I made?
"Wow, were you bored today?" He loved the dinner.