Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Few Recent Meals

For meal one, we had several green tomatoes we needed to use and opted to make a green tomato BLT since we love BLT’s, we love fried green tomatoes and we often see them on menus.  We used the recipefrom Meatwave, homemade bread, and Benton’s bacon.  The first shot shows my bread ready with mayo (Duke’s), bacon, lettuce, and colby jack cheese and it’s followed by two views after the deep fried tomatoes were added.

We all thought it was very good but all believe we like a regular BLT using ripe raw tomatoes better.

I can’t recall if I’ve ever made Eggs In Tomato Sauce but I’ve always wanted to.  Sometimes called eggs in Purgatory and it is similar to the Hispanic version of Huevos Rancheros which I really like.  Since we had some sauce leftover for a recent spaghetti and meatball supper, it seemed like the ideal opportunity to whip up a batch.  While many recipes are baked, I opted to cook the dish in a skillet with the lid on it which worked perfectly.

I laid the eggs and sauce on two slices of Bev’s homemade bread (untoasted) and topped with grated Parmesan.

The Verdict:

The leftover sauce was delicious and while I enjoyed the dish and it had an appealing appearance, the flavor of the eggs was pretty much lost in the sauce so I’m unlikely to make it again.

Cindy likes to cook once a week and she chose Mediterranean Salmon for this meal  using a recipe from AllRecipes and she followed it as written.

Mediterranean Salmon

The Ingredients:

½ cup Oil, olive, salad or cooking

¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar-60 Grain NAK

4 cloves Garlic, raw

4 (3 ounce) fillets farmed Atlantic salmon 

1 tablespoon Cilantro, raw

1 tablespoon Basil, fresh

1 ½ teaspoons Garlic Salt

The Directions:

Mix together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Arrange the salmon fillets in a shallow baking dish.

Rub garlic onto the fillets, then pour the vinegar and oil over them, turning once to coat.

Season with cilantro, basil, and garlic salt. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Preheat your oven's broiler.

Place the salmon about 6 inches from the heat source, and broil for 15 minutes (if you like your salmon well done, 10-12 minutes for us), turning once, or until browned on both sides and easily flaked with a fork. Brush occasionally with the sauce from the pan. (For next time, we will flip the fish in the sauce prior to serving).

She sided the salmon with tossed salad and spaghetti squash.

The Verdict:

We all thought it was very good and cooked just right for Bev and Joe but a little too much for Cindy and me.  I decided to eat a small piece left on the pan and flipped it on the sauce a couple of times and got an even better flavor than my original piece.  It was easy to make and I would definitely want it again.  I also enjoyed the spaghetti squash, which I had not had in years but will look forward to for the future.

And finally, we had to give Bev her burger fix consisting of six ounces of the neighbors 90% lean ground beef, a toasted brioche bun, colby jack cheese, our homemade dill pickle, our Chreokee Purple tomato, red onion, and mayo & mustard.

Cooked to pink on the inside, they were juicy and delicious, as expected, and we needed no sides with this big burger.  We didn't arrange the burger for the shot, it just looked this way.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


Late July 2020 dates


  1. That burger is really something wow I never saw such a work of art! Fantastic!

  2. Larry, That deep fried Green Tomato Sandwich with all that cheese and lettuce would be my favorite. Duke's is too sweet for us and we'd use Hellman's. Laurie would love this sandwich as it would be a meatless meal for a change. I was trying to decide which leftover pasta I was going to put an egg on for dinner tonight and, thanks to your feedback, I'm going for a cream sauce instead of a red sauce! We love spaghetti squash and have it 4 - 6 times a year just for the change from "the usual". Great looking burger! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Great shots!!! That burger has me seriously drooling. I like the idea of a green tomato blt but I'm with you, raw homegrown tomatoes are hard to beat. I really need to make spaghetti squash--I've never cooked it before.

  4. I love when you share recent meals. I'll take that burger please. :)

  5. I'll have that juicy hamburger and then another one too! You're eating good!

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