Preserve Tomatoes, With or without skins, In a flash!
Newsflash: preserving fresh garden tomatoes is waaay easier than you think! Our garden is in full swing and producing lots of Beefsteak, Roma and grape tomatoes. We have tomatoes coming out our ears! No sweat though – preserving tomatoes doesn’t require a day-long, expensive canning process like it used to.
This simple, budget-friendly recipe is a Midwest favorite that combines chicken and rice with fresh veggies and crunchy Chow Mein noodles.
I have to admit, versions of this recipe sat in my cookbook unused for years. This was one of my husband’s favorite meals growing up, and my mother-in-law had provided me all his favorites years ago. However I never made it, mostly because anything that uses coconut as a key ingredient is not edible, in my book.
Recently, however, I relented. We were in a meal rut, and I was looking for ways to lighten up some of my existing recipes. Plus, my mother-in-law had never led me astray before! I’ve seen many versions of this recipe online, and I have to say her’s is the best I’ve found. However, I adjusted the recipe just a bit to suit our tastes and using what we had on hand.