I have spent the last three weeks madly tweaking and perfecting KISS & TELL. And I must say, it is a thing of beauty. (literally, it's chock full o' makeup)
I was planning on going to the fair this week as a reward for all of my work but it was rained out, darnit! So, what did I do? What any good southern gal does of course, I baked! And the object of my affection was none other than a Tomato Pie.
A tomato pie can only be made in the summer and requires few ingredients, so I suggest you try one of your own. I don't like to use a recipe but you can google and find loads. Here is what I do.
First, I slice about 4 tomatoes and let 'em drain in a colander in the sink. You can salt them at this point which helps with the draining. While that's happening, I pre-bake a deep dish crust at 400 for 10 minutes. I stab it with a fork a few times first.
Then I go tweak my book or email or something.
After a few hours, when the maters are all dry, I sprinkle some parmesan cheese in the bottom of the cooled crust and layer them suckers in there. Be sure to toss in some fresh basil. The kind in the jar will NOT do. It must be fresh. And then, for the top, I just combine some shredded sharp cheese (about 2 cups) and a half a cup of mayo and spread it around.
I also shake some pepper in somewhere, and green onions if I feel like it (which is not often).
That's it! Then, I bake that baby for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees and try not to inhale it :-) Maybe you can try one too :-)
P.S. Guess which ARC I'm reading on the plane to LA??
Lindsey's Leavitt's Princess For Hire!!! I can't wait!