Thursday, December 30, 2010

How do you like your Tomatoes?

  The older I get, the more I learn to appreciate the simple things in life.  Like the smell of fabric softener on freshly laundered clothes.  Matching socks, and tomato sandwiches. 
  As a child, I can remember my mom often enjoying tomato sandwiches for lunch.  She always made them look so good, but I was never really interested in having a bite.  As I got older I learned to enjoy most of the foods I turned away as a child (Most...I still hate beets!).  Tomatoes are great by themselves, but even better in a sandwich!


Tomato Sandwich recipe

  • Toast 2 pieces of your favorite bread in a pan with butter
  • Place 2 slices of cheese ( I prefer provolone) on top of bread
  • Once cheese is melted remove from pan
  • Spread mayonnaise on one slice of bread
  • Top with as many sliced tomatoes as you can stand!
  • Sprinkle tomatoes with a little salt and pepper
  • Top with the other piece of toast
  • Cut and Enjoy!



     


 

24 comments:

  1. I agree... the simple things in life are the best! My grandmother was from the South and she made a dish with fried green tomatoes. I never think to add tomatoes to grilled cheese but I will now :)

    Take care,
    ~Michelle

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  2. I just can not imagine just tomatoes being good on bread. But I will give it a try and its budget friendly.

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  3. I also like a lot of things now that I wouldn't touch when I was younger! :-) But as for tomatoes, I just can't stand the taste. I hate when I forget to tell the waitress I don't want them on my salad, and then there are too many little pieces to pick out, ha!

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  4. Sounds so delish! I'm starving right now!

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  5. I started gardening specifically with fresh tomato sandwiches in mind! I like them plain, with cheese, with bacon, with avocado...and mayo, gotta have mayo. You just can't go wrong with a tomato sandwich.

    As for beets, I thought I hated them too...but the past week, I've been eating a ton of them roasted with a bit of olive oil, s&p. Pretty good! Even had them with Christmas dinner.

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  6. So simple, and so tasty. I was never really a fan of tomatoes growing up, but as my love for cooking has grown, so has the tomato's appeal! :)

    This looks delicious just as it is. I think I'd like to eat one right now. :) A little sliced turkey meat and a little prosciutto or bacon might add a little oomph for a heartier sandwich. I love that sandwiches are so random, and you can just make them however you want them! Love it.

    Happy New Year Brandi!
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

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  7. Brandi it's always the simple things in life I am gravitating more to. Like a cup of tea. YES a tomato sandwich!!
    Wishing you a happy, happy new year to you and your family.
    Sonia :)

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  8. I love tomato sandwiches, but have never toasted the bread. Just plain old bread and lots of mayo. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love tomato sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches so this sounds yummy! You cracked me up with the "beets" reference because that is the only food I don't care for too.

    Happy new year to you Brandi!!

    -Rene

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  10. Hey Brandi! First let me say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Second, I love a good sandwich. I'm a big fan of grilled cheese with soup, but I never would have thought about adding tomato! Thanks for the new recipe lol.

    Have a fabulous New Year!

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  11. Hi Brandi, Just discovered your blog and became a follower, I love tomato sandwiches too,with homegrown tomatoes there is nothing better!!!

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  12. Hi there, I love toasted, it makes any sandwich taste better! I like your blog, a little bit of everything. Come say hi sometime..Happy New Year :D

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  13. Tomato sandwiches! Yum... thanks for the reminder!

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  14. Tomato (with bacon) grilled cheese and tomato basil soup is one of my favorite things ever. Unfortunately I have yet to find a gf bread recipe that I love.

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  15. Hi Brandi, Thank you for your condolences, its very comforting when people take the time to reach out and offer support.Thank you so much for returning the follow it means a lot to me considering I'm so new and still developing.

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  16. Yum! I love tomatoes! I could go for a tomoato sadwich right now. For some reason, your postings don't show up on my blog reader, I always have to search for them . . . gotta figure this out!

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  17. Oh my, and I thought I made my tomato sandwiches fattening lol. Will have to try this, but I don't know how you can get much better than a good ole tomato sandwich with mayo dripping from it. Your right, simple things are more meaningful as we get older. Oh, and if I still only ate what I ate as a child, I wouldn't have these hips and thighs that I have now. I am a new follower, stop by my place some time.

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  18. Hi again...sometimes I do see fox, deer, antelope,coyote, eagles...thankfully no cougars, except mine! lol

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  19. My dear, it's so nice, if I see a Brandi-comment. I like them so - you're always in good mood!

    I wish you the best tuesday you can get!!!

    Love hugs

    Tine

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  20. Oh it looks delicious.. I love tomato sandwiches...
    Happy New Year
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    Love
    Farah

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  21. I keep finding that the simple things my mom used "indulge" in that I thought were SO GROSS are really quite awesome!! I love these too. And...I know it's bad...really bad but I LOVE the sourdough jack from Jack in the Box but I love it most of all for the DELICIOUS big bright red juicy tomatoes they put in it!

    Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog!! :) I would reply directly but your a noreply-comment blogger :( did you know this? if you didn't you can email me and I'll tell you how to fix it! amiallison73 at yahoo dot com

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  22. LOVE tomatoe sandwiches! :) fun photo! thanks for sharing!

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