You say tomato, I say, tomáto
This really is an old standby, but sometimes we need a reminder of just how
good it is, because sometimes we forget. At least that’s how it was for me
whenI whipped this up. I’ve been staring a hoards of tomatoes salvaged from
mygarden, which got terribly neglected in the last couple of months. With the
impending cooler weather, my husband graciously gathered them all up and
nicely put them all over my deck so that everyone who came, could see what
lovely tomatoes I grow. (I think it had more to do with him wanting to plough
up my garden and plant his winter wheat).
[A sure sign of fall; the leaves on the field of soybeans, are turning yellow]
At any rate, I’ve got all these tomatoes and I just haven’t had time to do
anything with them. So yesterday, well past lunch time, rushed and famished,
I made myself a toasted tomato sandwich. What an absolutely delicious
surprise it turned out to be. In fact, it was so good … I had to make a second.
[Beets, zucchini and ripe tomatoes from my garden]
So what’s the t’mater with you??
So, if like me, you have an abundance of garden tomatoes sitting around, just
waiting to be used, make yourself one of these toasted delights. If you live in
Ontario, like I do, it’s one of the last tastes of summer, you’re likely to have for
awhile. So you won’t want to miss it!
Toasted Tomato & Lettuce Sandwich
Bread – in this case, I used some sliced round Calabrese bread, but feel free to
use whatever you like best. Some prefer toasted, some don’t — the good thing
is — there are no rules!
Tomato – red, juicy, vine-rippened and … just picked.
Lettuce – washed, crisp leaves.
Mayo – a generous helping of mayo is always great with tomatoes.
Salt & Pepper – a light sprinkling of each, pulls all the flavours together.
Time Saver: I’m sure I made this in under 5 minutes.
From my garden, to yours ….. don’t worry about it, it doesn’t ‘tmater!