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June 4, 2014

CHEESE AND CORN STUFFED TOMATOES

The start of summer!  


By the looks of the corn cob, it must have been pretty tasty!


Here's a twist on a fresh summer salad that is anything but ordinary!

These are absolutely delicious served with grilled chicken or a barbecue!


CHEESE AND CORN STUFFED TOMATOES
8 medium firm ripe tomatoes
1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 T. chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 1/2 T. cornmeal
2 T. butter
3 strips of crispy bacon, small pieces

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F Lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking dish. Slice a 1/2 inch piece from the top of each tomato. Scoop the pulp from each tomato, reserving half of the pulp. Invert the tomato shells to drain. In a medium bowl, combine the reserved pulp with the corn., jalapeno, green onion, red pepper, basil, cheese,  salt and pepper. Divide the mixture between the tomato shells. Sprinkle with cornmeal and dot with butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the topping is golden brown and bubbly! If desired, you can top them off with some crispy bacon!



It was a  rainy day in Texas
 
Cat sent me this picture of our sweet Franz.....daydreaming

6 comments:

  1. Our tomatoes are just coming in and taste so good--this is a perfect dinner in my opinion!

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    1. I do hope you try this Susan....so perfect for a summer night's dinner! Enjoy!!

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  2. It sounds delicious! It will be a couple of months before there are any ripe tomatoes in the stores here.

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    1. Oh my Beth...that's a long time to wait for summer tomatoes! Come visit Texas and we'll fix you up! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  3. Dear Sweet Friend, I miss hearing the rain pitter patter on the roof and windows. This really does sound very delicious! I am always looking for something cool for a summer dish to serve up! I hope you are having a wonderful week!
    I will be having a summer vacation soon! So excited...
    Your Always, Miss Roxy

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    1. So beautifully said Roxy! I so enjoy your comments and appreciate you taking time to read Estelle's! I know you must be looking forward to vacation! Exciting indeed!

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