After seeing a super-easy recipe for oven roasted tomatoes on A Full Measure of Happiness recently, I knew I had to try them. I’d attempted a batch a few years ago and was really disappointed, so it was high time for another try.

I also may have been having issues settling down to study for that night’s exam (which seemed to actually go okay), and as I’ve mentioned, cooking is my favorite means of procrastination.

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Oh, Advanced Proteins, Fats & Carbs—you slay me...

Seriously, this was so easy—all you need is tomatoes, salt and pepper, and a long stretch of time (a marathon at-home study session was perfect).

I took a few minutes to seed and slice them into thin pieces and then left them in the oven at 250 for a long, long time (about 5 hours). img 3267 - Oven-Dried Tomatoes

When they were done, they looked like this. img 32731 - Oven-Dried Tomatoes

I have plans for these little guys. Aside from salads and sandwiches, I think they’ll need to make an appearance in a sauce or pasta dish of some kind. Okay, now I’m starting to sound like some creepy-ass talent manager, I’ll stop.

Do you like dried tomatoes? What’s your favorite way to use them?