Tomato Sandwich

Now that I have homemade mayonnaise, I have three days to use the batch. To begin with, my craving to make the mayonnaise started with my craving for a tomato sandwich. A what? Yes, a tomato sandwich. I must have had a hundred of these while growing up from junior high until now. My mom made these all the time during the summer, and one day I wanted one too, I guess. Now, I'm not talking about some mealy, pale-faced, flavorless tomato; I'm talking about a deep-red, farm-fresh, ripe piece of fruit. My mom and dad have always kept a nice garden, and tomatoes were a big part. I think that is why I appreciate a wide variety of vegetables as an adult because after caring for the plants it was exciting to taste the end result (even if I didn't like it). So, a tomato sandwich -- nothing could be easier and more simply delicious. Hey, it's just a BLT without the B & L.

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Tomato Sandwich

2 slices of good sandwich bread
1-2 ripe red tomatoes
mayonnaise (preferably homemade mayonnaise)
basil (optional)

1. Slice tomatoes into thick round slices - about 3/4 of an inch
2. Lightly toast bread
3. Slather with desired amount of mayonnaise. Add several fresh basil leaves if you have them, and enjoy the fresh flavors of summer.


  1. Yum! And in the fine tradition of Harriet the Spy, too!
    Although a sprinkling of pig candy over the top wouldn't be a bad thing...


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