The Frugal Hostess loves tomatoes. In fact, she loves them so much that she refuses to insult them by eating the pinkish, mealy, hard, and flavorless imposters that present themselves as tomatoes in the grocery store this time of year.
Seriously, y'all. Do not eat a freakin' tomato in December. Guh-ross.
That is, unless you're eating dried tomatoes. In that case, you are allowed.
Here's a great recipe that uses dried tomatoes to make an appetizer that would be perfect for Christmas due to its festive bright-ass red color. Instead of having other people over, FruHo recommends that you make this, put it on a plate, and eat it all by yourself while you wrap your Christmas presents. You totally deserve it. Throw in a bottle of pinot noir while you're at it; you only live once.
1 wheel of Brie
1 jar of Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes
1. Bake the Brie at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
2. Put the jar of tomatoes on top.
3. Seriously, that is it.
4. Quit trying to make this harder than it really is.
Bella Sun Luci makes a julienne-cut version with Italian herbs that is perfect for this. And they sent TFH one for free. Along with several of their other - AWESOME - products. (As you may remember, FruHo declared blog-ruptcy a while back. It is undeclared for these products. They are just so consistently delicious and convenient to have around the house that she can't help but sing it from the roof tops.)