Holy cow it has been a while since I have blogged! I am so sorry guys! This is the first year I am realizing that maybe I just can’t do it all. It certainly is a defeating feeling as a mom when you come across this realization but after prioritizing accordingly, my plate seems a lot less full. It always comes back to making time for God in my life and the rest always seems to fall into place.
So the heirloom tomatoes this season were off the hook,am I right??!! I just can’t get enough of them. This tart was by far my favorite way I used them this year. Isn’t it just the prettiest? It was soooo yummy. We ate it the next day cold for lunch and it was divine. Give me anything with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes, but then add some heirlooms and it’s pure heaven.
With the football season starting again we are making more and more appetizer-y dishes on the weekends and this was a perfect game time snack. Maybe a little healthier than your average football snack too? Did I mention SIMPLE. Couldn’t be easier to throw together.
- sliced heirloom tomatoes
- goat cheese (your choice)
- frozen puff pastry, thawed
- fresh thyme
- salt & pepper
- olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Tastefully Simple's Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto mix (optional)
- ½ cup sun dried tomatoes
- Once pastry sheet is mostly thawed, press into a pie or tart pan to form crust.
- Drizzle over the pastry crust with some olive oil.
- If you are using the dried tomato & garlic pesto mix, sprinkle 1 tablespoon over the olive oil. Otherwise skip this step.
- Next toss on your sun dried tomatoes.
- Slice your goat cheese and layer that over/around the sun dried tomatoes.
- Lastly, layer your sliced heirloom tomatoes over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top it off with a drizzle of olive oil if you want.
- Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or follow puff pastry instructions. Be sure not to undercook, the pastry takes a while to cook.
And now a word from my newest sponsor: pregnancy hormones.
My growing little guys have been making me so emotional lately! I feel like they have hit so many milestones already this year with all they are learning. Some of my favorite times have been sitting down with Jack, and having him read me a story, or watching him draw and write his own story. Jack is becoming very artistic and creative which is so exciting to watch. The things he comes up with! Remy has been recognizing letters and words everywhere we go and his little imagination is the best. I love catching the 2 of them in the middle of a game in the playroom together. These moments have brought out emotions that I never even knew existed. I don’t even have the words. I have been one big ball of proud/weepy mom about it all. (Don’t worry Liam, your making mom really proud too, in your own little stubborn, sassy way! You tell everyone that you go to “skoul” too, just like your big brothers, and it’s the cutest.)
Something to keep in mind this week: “God is always the first person we blame when things are going bad, and the last person we thank when things are going good.”