Thursday, July 3, 2008
The e-mail from a friend had the simple subject line "Mayo and Bread," but it was enough to make me cheer. I knew this was her way of letting me know the tomatoes were in, so yesterday I was at her house with my hands out for tomatoes - literally - and left with an enormous box of them, along with side orders of green beans, cucumbers, eggplant and blueberries. My husband had just brought home some squash and zucchini he had received, so we are going to be eating well around here over the July Fourth holidays!
But I have to say the tomatoes excite me most, because I love-love-love a good tomato sandwich. When the salmonella scare broke out a few weeks ago, I craved a fresh tomato sandwich even more. After I picked up the mother lode of tomatoes yesterday, I ran by the store for that one loaf of white bread I indulge in each year and made a sandwich for a late lunch. The order is this: Bread. Mayo. Tomato slices. Freshly ground salt and pepper. More mayo. Bread. Yum!
For supper, my husband fried up some bacon so we had BLT's on toasted bread. Just delicious! Then, I was reading through a new tearoom cookbook at bedtime and came across an idea I'd never considered before, the BLT as a tea sandwich. It suggested crumbling up the bacon in the mayonnaise, spreading it on tiny, cut-out bread slices, then layering the lettuce and tomato. I think that would make a fine tea sandwich! Don't you? (Hint: It's also great for breakfast!)