Happy Birthday Dear Edna...
I know it has all been said before, but I am eternally grateful to the woman who wrote the recipe (among many others) called Baked Tomatoes.
Butter a casserole pan, line it with stale bread, dot butter on that, pour stewed tomatoes over that, sprinkle a couple of pinches each of sugar and salt, layer on more bread, dot the new layer with butter, some more tomatoes, give the whole thing a generous helping of freshly ground black pepper, and park it in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Your friends will kiss you, and I mean that literally.
There is great beauty in simplicity. Praise God for Miss Edna.