Tuesday, August 2, 2011
don't overlook the basics... tomato sandwiches
It almost seems too simple to write about - the tomato sandwich, after all anyone can slap together some finely sliced tomatoes, some mayo and a couple of slices of bread. Perhaps. But sometimes we overlook the fact that sometimes simplest is best. It's hot outside. The sun is scorching, you're hungry but you want something light. You don't really want to cook. You're not in the mood for a salad... Enter the tomato sandwich. Perhaps you like your tomatoes sliced on white bread. Perhaps you like a rustic, chewy whole grained variety. Perhaps you like it toasted. Or not. Whether mayonnaise, cream cheese or a flavored cheese spread like Boursin, toss on a few thinly sliced tomatoes, shredded basil, a dash of salt and pepper and suddenly you have a simple sandwich that's pure delight!
Our tomatoes are sweet and sublime. I think I'm enjoying these tasty fruits morning, noon and night!