Don't get me wrong, this is a good problem to have, but the need to process is a bit oppressive at times.
The big surprise in the mater patch this season were the Aunt Ruby's German Greens. Now I knew I had started some seeds but somewhere in the translation of seed flats to stepped up pots, I thought none of them had sprouted. I found the seed in a last seasons reduced bin and so I figured maybe they just had not been good seeds. Luckily, they did sprout and were mislabeled. I planted a couple in the group of plums thinking they were sauce tomatoes.
As they started to mature it became apparent they were no kind of plum tomato but some sort of heirloom. I thought they were Georgia Streaks, yellow with a red sunburst on the bottom, but the mystery tomato was ripening later. Not until a couple of them started to rot on the vine did it occur to me they were the German Greens.
Here a dynamite salad made with the Aunt Ruby's Green tomato, watermelon, purple onion, feta and topped with peanuts. I did a dressing with peanut oil, rice wine vinegar and fresh basil. It was super tasty.
Fortunately I think I have enough plums for one more big batch of sauce and the crop seems to be winding down. Then we will go through withdrawal because we will no longer be eating 2 or 3 amazing tomatoes each day. Oh well, can't have it all. If they were available all year like this we wouldn't appreciate them as we do when they only are at their peak for a couple of months. But we will have them frozen and canned to enjoy over the winter.