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Posted on 01 July 2010 by tomatocasual.com

Dinner and a Movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

chance-of-meatballsBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Recently my family and I showcased Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in our backyard along with our traditional movie night dinner.

This may not be familiar to some but the just of this Family Movie Night is that a meal is planned along with the lines of the movie’s theme.

This particular movie had a lot of food choices but we decided on a Burger Bar with homemade ketchup, Ranch Dressing potatoes, fried green beans, and Tomato Ketchup Apple Pie with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Movie snacks were also planned and consisted of gummy bears, fish crackers, and homemade lemonade. While the menu may seem a lot of work my family enjoys picking the movie, planning the menu, and preparing it together. So this summer give Dinner and a Movie Family Night a try I promise it will create memories that will last forever.

Below are 2 recipes that my family used for our Dinner and a Movie Night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 30 December 2009 by tomatocasual.com

El Tomato Tornado

tomato-tornadaBy Vanessa Richins

I think I’ve just played one of the strangest tomato games ever.

My Google Alerts mentioned something about a game called “El Tomato Tornado.”

With a name like that, I knew I had to check it out.

The game offers a concise description : “Tomatoes can’t hurt you, the baddest wrestler in town, el Tornado! Or can they? In this game, dodge all the tomatoes you can, or get K.O.’ed!”

I clicked on “play” for the Flash game and found myself guiding a wrestler with a tomato for a head. It reminded me of Lucha Libre or the WWE. A crowd cheers and boos in the background. The ropes twang when you hit them and the tomatoes make a squishing sound when they hit you.

The game is quite simple to Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 18 September 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Throwing Tomatoes for Charity

tomato-fightBy Vanessa Richins

I’ve sometimes cringed a little when I hear about the big tomato fight events, like La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain.

I know it’s tradition and people enjoy it thoroughly, but I also think about how many people those tomatoes could feed.

I was at least a bit happier when I learned about a recent such event in Reno, Nevada.

They wanted to recreate the famous Spanish tomato fight in their own city, with a twist.

Participants paid $10 on August 29th, 2009 to join in the tomato chucking fun. If they wanted to aim their weapons at the mayors of Reno or Sparks, they paid $50. All money went to the American Cancer Society.

Forty thousand pounds of tomatoes were donated by Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 05 April 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Play Tomato Games Online

tomato-bounceBy Vanessa Richins

Sometimes you just need to take a break from the worries of life and play a game.

Maybe your kids want to have fun while you are using the computer.

Why not play one that features tomatoes?

Here are some tomato games that I found. They are pretty simple, but they are still fun to try at least.

1) Tomato Ketchup

For this game, you are a cute little tomato stuck in a ketchup making machine. You have to use the arrow keys to move and jump onto platforms, or else you will fall into the bubbling sauce or be squished at the top of the machine. The game gives you 3 lives. Simple concept but it wasn’t easy when I tried.

2) Tomato Bounce

In this game, you have control of a spatula. There are tomatoes that are trying to avoid being put into a salad. You have to move the spatula back and forth as the tomatoes bounce off the counter and keep Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 31 January 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Wall-E, Transsiberian Take Top Honors in Golden Tomato Awards

golden-tomatoBy Vanessa Richins

Using their Tomatometer, Rottentomatoes.com has announced the winners of the 10th Annual Golden Tomato Awards.

Wall-E, the latest movie from animation studio Pixar, has won the Wide Release Golden Tomato award, based on a 96% Tomatometer score.

Transsiberian, which was released to only a limited number of theaters, had a 100% Tomatometer score.

As their website explains,”The Tomatometer measures the percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who recommend a certain movie — or Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 23 January 2009 by tomatocasual.com

The Great Burp! Tomato Giveaway

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giveawayBy Michelle Fabio

I know you love fresh tomatoes, but how much do you love canned tomatoes?

Through The Great Burp! Tomato Giveaway, you can share your favorite way to enjoy canned tomatoes and get a chance to win a prize pack from the Red Gold Company!

Like Lo at Burp!, I am partial to chili made with canned tomatoes, and I also love a great salsa.

There are links to three delicious-looking chili Read the rest of this entry »

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