A few weeks ago my Mom threw a small dinner party for some friends and invited Chad and I along. I wanted to contribute something to the dinner and got this crazy idea to make a Vegetable casserole out of my favorite things. With out having any real recipe to follow I consulted my personal Food Guru Claudia to see what she thought of my idea. She loved what I wanted to put together, but suggested the use of slow roasted tomatoes instead of fresh ones. This is why she is a Food Guru.
I looked up a few recipes on Slow Roasted Tomatoes and settled on this one.
I used 12 Roma tomatoes and sliced them in half.
I tossed them in Olive Oil, Thyme, Basil, & Oregano.
I put them in the oven at 225 degrees and checked them after 4 hours.
After 8 hours they looked pretty much perfect and the entire apartment smelled amazing.
I pealed off their skins, put them in a bowl and set them aside.
It’s amazing how much the tomatoes shrink. I thought I may have a few leftovers to experiment with but alas, they were all needed for the casserole.
These tomatoes were definitely easy to make. I can’t wait to make them again and use them for soups, pastas and salads.
If you have 8ish hours one Saturday, I suggest you try this out for yourself. Times and temperatures can be adjusted according to your stove and how you want your tomatoes.
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Tomorrow I will post the recipe for my casserole!