I’ll take you for a ride on my plastic pedal tractor, but only if you pedal [Stuffed Tomatoes]

When I was a little kid I had a green plastic pedal tractor with detachable wagon trailer. Although my driveway was only 50 feet long and 20 feet wide I was pretty darn sure that I was a farmer when I sowed my corn on that driveway.  I chewed pieces of dead grass I found in the yard and ran around without a shirt on.  Sometimes I would make my friends tow me in the wagon while I distributed the seeds… distributing the seeds is harder than pedaling, you know.

I remember there was a big red horn on my tractor, which I preferred to honk as much as possible because I didn’t have to ask Mom’s permission to honk the horn like I did in her Mazda.

A couple of decades later and I can now honk the horn in my Toyota as much as I want without my mother’s permission.  Unfortunately sometimes I exercise my freedom with the elderly and 15-year-olds, and my mother probably should have reign over my horn usage… but I need to get home and eat Stuffed Tomatoes for dinner! Get out of my way!

Stuffed Tomato (from Cheap Healthy Good)
1 medium tomato
1 5-ounce can tuna packed in water, drained really well
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
Fresh parsley to taste, chopped
Zest of 1/2 lemon or to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt
Black pepper

1. Slice the top off of the tomato. Scoop out the insides, discarding all the wet innards and seeds. Chop the remaining flesh, and put it into a medium bowl. Do the same with the tomato tops, making sure to remove the stems.
2. Add tuna, capers, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil into the same bowl.  Stir to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Stuff mixture in tomato.  If you like, refrigerate for a few minutes while you clean up.  Serve.

So simple! So cheap! I could eat this every night for the rest of my life.


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Austin, Texas
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1 Response to I’ll take you for a ride on my plastic pedal tractor, but only if you pedal [Stuffed Tomatoes]

  1. Momma says:

    So simple! So cheap! SO HEALTHY!!

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