Oh em gee heirloom tomatoes. These tomatoes make me so happy that I could just eat them like an apple. Every. Single. Day. Whenever I pass them in the grocery store, I turn my little cart around and grab as many as I can possibly shovel into my cart. I don’t care if they cost $1,000. I NEED THEM.
For lunch I was just gonna eat some grapes or something because I’m a mom now and who has time to eat an nice, none interrupted, day time meal? Not me.
I bought these beautiful, yellow, heirloom tomatoes the other day and luckily I had some fresh basil and mozzarella in the fridge too. So, I started drooling and once I cleaned up the drool, I made a caprese salad.
Whenever we go out to dinner and I see a Caprese Salad on the menu, (or a Burrata Salad, looove those) I must order it. I made it a rule one day after I didn’t order it at a restaurant, and I hated myself the rest of the week. Seriously.
For this Caprese Salad I just sliced up some of those heirloom tomatoes, topped it with a thick slice of mozzarella, a fresh leaf of basil, a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
I ate this masterpiece in the wonderful outdoors…aka our backyard. Except, right now our backyard looks like utter crap. The lawn is overgrown – actually we only have patches of grass, mixed in with poisonous mushrooms, and dirt patches – and we only have 2 chincy lawn chairs. We sound like trailer trash. So I guess I’ll be researching patio furniture the rest of the day now.