It’s been said that some of the best things in life, are the simple things.
I’ve certainly found that to be true, when it comes to the enjoyment I find in the fruits of my own gardens.
Ripe, brilliant red, fresh tomatoes, are often what I am after.
And a simple tomato sandwich, is often on the immediate menu.
One can hardly call it ‘a recipe’ I guess. But before you think “Oh brother’, try one!
And try it my way.
Start with a fresh garden tomato. This is an Early Girl.
Slice it up about a 1/2 inch thick.
Now toast up 2 slices of your favorite bread. I like multi-grain.
Once it pops, butter just one side, very lightly.
Then load both sides, with Hellman’s Mayonnaise.
Just go ahead. You deserve it.
Layer on a couple of tomato slices (depending on the width of them), and dash on some black pepper!
Cut in half, and enjoy!
It’s my favorite summer time sandwich.
In case you are wondering, those are Sea Salt & Vinegar Cape Cod Potato Chips with my sandwich here.
I deserved those too, this day. ; )
Sometimes, I add some fresh cucumber slices in my sandwich, cut the long way.
That’s how the kids and I had them the other day.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have heard that my son said to me while eating lunch that day, “Mama, I can taste the love in this tomato and cucumber sandwich!”.
Louisa, it was definitely the most, or maybe only, unpleasant garden experience I have had. UGH. They give me the willies.
Paula, I find that hard to believe. And I may never know the truth. Because I love my mayo! ; )
Samantha, THANKS! (lol, what a good memory you have. You really know how to make a girl smile. ; ). We chuckled about your green tomatoes, and the frost around the corner. Yikes! Yes, they better hurry up!
Teri! : ) That sounds SO GOOD! Sounds like a good mix for bruschetta. I’ll definitely make and try this. Hopefully I’ll have garden tomatoes and cucumbers ready at the same time! Thanks for the recipe! XO
yum! We grew up eating ‘mater sammiches! 😉
Here’s another quickie St. Louis recipe for you… well, quick fix, but you have to let it sit overnight which sort of bites.
seed and slice 2 cucumbers
chop or slice one red onion
chop 2 large tomatoes
put together in a bowl with a seal-able lid
1 cup cider vinegar (I’ve used red wine, balsamic, and white… you pick)
1 cup sugar (I’ve used splenda too)
1/2 cup Olive Oil (I’ve use canola too)
1 T Italian seasonings or you can play here with what you like,
sometimes I throw in a whole basil leaf or 2)
Fill with water just until the veggies are covered and stir it up a little. I will sometimes just put a tight lid on it and shake it a bit. Then put it in the fridge overnight. The vinegar goes to work on the veggies to wilt them and soften them some and the sugar combats the bitter of the vinegar. The next day, I serve it up alone or on crusty bread. Mmm!
Gorgeous! You could easily be a food photographer : ) I’ve got lots of tomatoes but haven’t had the chance to enjoy them yet. They are still green. They’d better hurry up, because frost is right around the corner : P
Much better without the mayo.
Looks DELICIOUS!!!! We didn’t plant a garden this year and I’m feeling the garden envy creep in. Oh, except when I saw your post about the squash – bummer. Great pictures too of course.