Remember back when I posted about how tomatoes were growing like crazy and our top 5 tried and loved recipes we have used them for? Well, add this as #6. It’s not really a “recipe” but a thoughtful hostess gift to bring to your next barbecue. We’ve had a steady stream of cherry tomatoes but our regular plant has only yielded one or two at a time. The gorgeous sunshine has been working overtime and yesterday I pulled over a dozen ripe tomatoes along with our usual harvest of cherries and also trimmed our basil plant back.
I was heading to my mom’s house for dinner with some other family attending and I thought about making bruschetta. But then I thought, what if I made little treats for them to make their own at home! and there you have it. I used leftover pretzel rod bags from Luke’s birthday party to store the washed tomatoes, basil and some peeled garlic cloves.
I punched out some quick tags, tied them up with some curling ribbon, and called it a day. I stored them in a lunch bag with an ice pack until I was able to gift it to my mom, my cousin, and my aunt. So add this to your list and maybe bring a bottle of wine to the next family hosting you over for dinner!