Meals with a Message

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tomato Dishes

Tomato Party/Festival
Tomato Soup
Tomato Cornbread
Music Cake

Food for Thought: There are fruit …vegetables and grain for man(kind) …wine…olive oil… and bread to give him strength. Psalm 104: 14 LB

Tip: Create your own Tomato Party/Festival and invite the neighbors over. Use red tablecloth and napkins. Use salt and pepper shakers in shape of tomatoes. Find pictures on Internet of tomatoes and Andy Whorl’s soup cans, copy and decorate the table. Paint some original art of your own or let the children color tomato pictures during the party. Ice breaker: Ask people to tell uses for tomatoes like for removing skunk smells etc.


Tomato Soup

1-12 oz can evaporated can milk
¼ c. cornstarch
4 cups tomato juice
¼ t. salt
¼ t. white pepper
¼ c. chopped parsley or flakes

Whisk cornstarch into milk. Add milk and juice in a heavy saucepan. Add salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat and thicken to desired consistency. Stir well. When removed from heat, add parsley. Serve warm or cold with tomato cornbread muffins.

Tomato Bread

2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
½ cup corn oil
2 cups chopped and cooked tomatoes with juice
3 eggs
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix cornmeal, flour, corn oil, eggs and tomatoes in a food processor or blender. Mix well. Pour into oil sprayed muffin cups and top with cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Yield: 24 muffins.

Music Cake

Make red velvet cake. Top with white frosting. Design a musical note on top and outline with chocolate frosting. May use a tomato design and outline with red frosting with green leaves and a brown stem.

From the Nutritionist: Since this is the end of the season for tomatoes. They are very economical at farmers markets. This is a good time to have a party and use tomatoes as the theme for your dishes. The tomatoes in the dishes are high in vitamins C and A. Bread and cake are high in carbohydrates. A diabetic may enjoy the soup.Vegetarians will love this meal! Have a happy fall festival with tomatoes at the end of the season!