October 26, 2009

More than Just Fried Green Tomatoes

So what do you do with a vine full of green tomatoes that have no plans of turning red anytime soon? Here's one idea I found...
Green Tomato Cake...yup cake...I decided to give it a try for our...

"Sunday Funday Family Diner" dessert!

Oh My Gosh...it is one of my new favorite cakes ever!

It is moist and dense and chewy and delicious! Similar to carrot cake...
No one was able to guess the "secret ingredient"!

I added a sweet icing with a touch of pineapple flavor! Yummy!
Green Tomato Cake Recipe

Our main course was a Fall Vegetable Beef Soup...

A very large pot of soup!
Our game for the night was "Mexican Train" (a game played with dominoes)
Another fun family night filled with food, fun, friends and family!
The count last night was ten...

By the way, thanks to everyone for their game suggestions for our get-togethers. We are going to add them to our "play list"!






32 comments:

Lori said...

tomato cake? now i have heard of everything!!!

i bought some won ton wrappers today...i will be making my dumplings later this week...i will let you know how they turn out...

Chow and Chatter said...

wow so creative tweeting this one!

Jhonny walker said...

These Tomatoes look so so ...green :) I mean local and full of earthy goodness.

Creative Breathing said...

Carrie, I am so happy to visit your blog again. I misplaced in during the "meltdown" of 09. It always makes me smile to visit here. Love the Mexican Train game, love soup, love fall! Have a great week! E

Country Dreaming said...

Ummmmm...
Tomato cake....not sure about this.
i am one of those that like tomato products but not tomatoes.
Now, I'm sure you are going to tell me "you can't taste them" and I'm sure you are right but I would have a hardtime knowing there were tomatoes in my cake. I know..I'm weird.
I've never heard on the /Mexican Train game. How do you play?

Melinda

Blondie's Journal said...

Carrie~~

Your post came at the best time. I'm picking greem tomatoes off my vines and wondering if they will turn red. The recipe looks easy and I have everything on hand...thanks so much. Your family night sounds like so much fun. Now...if I could just round mine up!!

Have a happy week, Carrie!!

xoxo
Janie

Blondie's Journal said...

Carrie~~

Your post came at the best time. I'm picking greem tomatoes off my vines and wondering if they will turn red. The recipe looks easy and I have everything on hand...thanks so much. Your family night sounds like so much fun. Now...if I could just round mine up!!

Have a happy week, Carrie!!

xoxo
Janie

Terry said...

I have heard of a Tomato Soup Cake but never a green tomato cake. Very interesting. We love fried green tomatoes but I would have to sneak this one in on Hubs and then tell him what it is.

Just Breathe said...

Interesting, I've never heard of that cake, ever! I'm glad you liked it.

Joy said...

Yum, never heard of the cake recipe before, and soup sounds very tempting on a cold dark day like today.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I just spent some time reading down through your last few posts, and I think your family is so fortunate. You must be a very good cook! You share the best looking recipes! Green tomato cake...your reaction to it makes me want to try it, and I never felt like trying it before. Thanks for sharing recipes with us. It is a fun thing to read about on your posts.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Carrie you are a goddess! I have so many green tomatoes that didn't ripen..and now I know I know what I am going to make tonight..I can't wait to try it out.and I am a huge fan of carrot cake so this will be a tasty treat...thank you so much for sharing.

All My Yesterdays said...

What a fun thing to share...now I need to try it! And your soup looks good too. A part of this season that I love...friends, soup and now Green Tomato Cake!

Cathy said...

Wow...who would have thought...I will try anything...and it really does sound good!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Velva said...

Green tomatoe cakes sound interesting. Seems like there plenty of options to use green tomatoes creatively.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I don't know about tomato cake...I may just draw the line right before that one-
We love mexican train dominoes!!!
We have good friends (who are retired) who learned at their retirement community, and taught us- we have learned all our fun games from them, seriously!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Everything looks so good! I want to come to your house for food and games! Have a nice week! Twyla

Deborah said...

Ever the clever Mental Ninga!!!
Now I'm in the mood for soup.

Marie said...

What a fabulous idea!!! That cake looks delicious. I always made green tomato chow with mine, which was good, but not as good as cake! wow!!

Florence and Mary said...

I've never heard of tomato cake! I'm not a big fan of tomatoes but I do love carrot cake so if it's similar maybe this is the way to eat tomatoes... no surprises it would involve cake!

Victoria xxx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This is so clever! I love the idea of doing a green tomato cake as it sounds lovely and moist :D

Utah Grammie said...

Hmmm..you are soo "in" by going green :-)

Renee said...

Carrie you teach us to live a wonderful life.

Love Renee xoxo

Karine said...

Green tomato cake! That sounds an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Bernie said...

I love fried green tomatoes but I have never heard of this cake before! Thanks for sharing. I like your blog! I am glad that I just found it.

Warmly,

Bernie

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Just when I thought Fried Green Tomatoes couldn't get any better....you made this spectacular cake. I'll be right over. Save a piece for me.
Sam

Jessica Cangiano said...

Absolutely fantastic sounding (and looking!) dessert. I think this recipe makes total sense. Why not put the moistness of tomatoes to good use in a cake? We already do it with carrots, zucchini, and sweet potato, amongst other produce aisle staples.

Awesome post, sweet dear, thank you for sharing!
♥ Jessica

Amy said...

that green tomatoe cake looks just yummy. It's hard not to stay cozy with those recipies!

5 Star Foodie said...

A green tomato cake sounds fantastic, what a creative idea!

Catherine said...

i make green tomato jam, it's pretty good! by the way ,the puppy is better,but should have laser in her eyes.Thank you for coming and for your comments it's very nice of you catherine

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'd never in a million years think of making green tomato cake! But I have so many green ones left that will not get a chance to ripen, that I'll be making one now, thanks!

Gep said...

I had a friend that made green tomato pie. It was wonderful!

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