(Great on their own, and delicious when leftover on chicken or fish)
9 medium tomatoes
3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
2 – 4 teaspoons fresh chopped garlic
Salt and pepper
6 to 8 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut tomatoes in half and place cut slide up on a stove and oven proof dish. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, parsley and garlic. Pour the oil in the baking dish so that the oil is about ¼-way up the side of the tomatoes (add more oil if necessary). Cook on the stove for about 15 minutes on medium high. When the tomatoes are soft, baste with the oil and put in the oven on the next to highest rack. Cook for 1 hour. Serve as stand alone or over mashed potatoes.