Because I will want to replicate the flavor of tomato season this coming fall and winter, I am doing a little work in the kitchen this weekend. Today I chopped and bagged tomatoes for the tomato soup I plan to make on January 6th. Tomato soup is a perfect meal for the first Tuesday of 2015.
I also made a batch of tomato vinaigrette that I think is going to be delicious drizzled over the green beans we are having tonight.
Today I saw this recipe for tomato pie and it is now in the que for experimenting with too. There should be just enough tomatoes left (I think) for the pie, another batch of salsa, and the absolute last 4 tomatoes will be made into one final jar of tomato jam to be eaten in October. This leads me to the conclusion that 2 tomato plants yields exactly the right amount of tomatoes for a household of 2.
I think it's better to wish you had a few more tomatoes than to have an excess. Besides, this way I can buy a few of those exotic looking heirlooms at the market next weekend. Between now and next Saturday I would appreciate all of you "heirloom experts" telling me which are your favorites.