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!




  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,

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

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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 :)

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

  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!!


  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

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

  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


  20. Oh it looks delicious.. I love tomato sandwiches...
    Happy New Year
    Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy

  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

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


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