Saturday, August 16, 2008

You Say "Tomato," I Say "Yum!"

Erin had the girls on the back porch today, while Arthur finished his nap in the car. She turned her back on them for a second, and then noticed that Coraline had her mouth full with some unknown object. It's a relatively safe area for them to be in, but they are quite fond of pulling off leaves and twigs from the nearby bushes. Of course, it didn't help that it looked like Coraline was munching on a large red berry. Poisonous, perhaps?

Well, it turns out that Pop Pop had been harvesting his cherry tomatoes the other day, and had left a few on the porch railing in order to fully ripen. One must have fallen, and Coraline was happily munching away on it. In fact, she loved it so much that not only could Erin not take it away from her, she started shrieking when she noticed the rest of the tomatoes on the railing. So needless to say, a half-dozen cherry tomatoes and two large tomatoes later, Coraline has a new favorite food, which was not surprising as she loves her fruits and vegetables. Betty joined in for the larger tomatoes, eating them like apples.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Our kids love eating tomatoes whole, too- especially straight from the garden. They won't touch them when they are cut up, though!