Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Fried Green Tomatoes

Last year we put out a few tomato plants, but they didn't do so well.
In autumn, we plopped the disappointments into the compost pile.
This year, we decided not to bother with them because so many friends had tomatoes to give away.
Very early Spring we transplanted two rose bushes. They were "wilty," but we hoped for the best.
After being gone for nearly two weeks, we returned to find volunteer tomato plants growing over our roses! Four of them.
What in the world...?
The tomato plants we put in the compost pile sprouted new plants (because we didn't microwave the compost dirt to kill off junk). The tomato plants shaded the roses and both survived. Yay.
So late in August we had fried green tomatoes. Talk about unexpected blessings...
I use Southern Living Magazine's recipe. Yum.


Anonymous said...

Like the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes? That's a good recipe too.
Love the pix.

Lisa Stone said...

I've never had fried green tomatoes! I'll put that on my list of "have to try someday".

Glad you enjoyed your surprise!

Tootsie said...

never tried them...would like to!
I linked to you in my post today...please stop in if you get a chance...I answered or tried to answer your question!

Janean said...

Tootsie, thanks for stopping by!
Now's the time before all the tomatoes go away, huh?
We rarely eat fried food, but a couple of times a year we fix Southern Living's recipe for fried green tomatoes.