A misty dayPosted: September 23, 2009 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Autumn, Domesticity, Earth, food, nature, Photography, water, weather | Tags: pond, tomatoes Leave a comment
(125: Water, rocks, wood, and flowers. Photo © 2009 by Robin)
There has been no improvement in the weather here in the Bogs, I’m sorry to say. Still warm, humid, misty, and very gray. We had a brief rain shower this morning. I don’t like to complain too much about it because we need the rain. We are, I think, about three inches behind where we should be in rainfall this year.
I’m thinking tonight will be a good night for comfort food. I made three quarts of stewed tomatoes yesterday, following pretty much my mother’s way of making them — just tomatoes, onions, and peppers. No sugar. A little salt. I don’t like my stewed tomatoes too sweet. That must be Mom’s fault as her stewed tomatoes were never too sweet either. The tomatoes (and the peppers I used) have a natural sweetness to them that’s just enough.
Macaroni and cheese is a great dish to have with stewed tomatoes, mixing the saltiness of the cheese with the natural sweetness of the tomatoes. Yum. I found a CookingLight mac ‘n cheese recipe that sounds good, using four cheeses. I should stop messing around online and go do something about putting it all together, this comfort meal. It’s not going to make itself, is it?
(Today’s view of the pond.)