There ain’t nothing better during these late days of summer than a tomato sandwich. For those of you whose upbringing wasn’t sophisticated enough to include tomato sandwiches, let me enlighten you on the fine art of constructing a culinary masterpiece. I assure you, my directions are much less detailed than Mr. Orwell’s instructions on making a cup a tea. And a tomato sandwich is much more satisfying to the palate. Take two pieces of soft wheat bread, slather a side of each with Miracle Whip Salad Dressing. Peel a nice sized vine-ripened tomato and the cut it into slices at least an inch thick. Place the tomato slices on the salad dressing side of one piece of the bread. Grind plenty of black pepper on top of the tomato and cap the concoction with the other slice of bread. If you want to get real cosmopolitan, sprinkle some celery seed to compliment the pepper. Having tomato juice run down your chin is a small price to pay for such goodness. Thank God for small blessings.
And just in case you’re wondering, George Orwell has a several page dissertation on making the perfect cup of tea. You can find it in a 2.4 pound collection of his essays that was published by Everyman’s Library. See
Oh, I love a good tomato sandwich. Celery seeds I've never done. Cucumber occasionally. Or basil. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't eat tomatoes.ReplyDelete
didn't grow up with it... but how bad could it be?ReplyDelete
Mmm, my favorite!ReplyDelete
I've heard that. Never acquired a taste for 'em myself, but I can grow the heck out of them.ReplyDelete
My mouth is watering at the thought of a tomato sandwich.ReplyDelete
My great grandparents would fix them for me when I would visit. They grew tons of tomatos in their back yard and we were always eating them.
Tomato sandwiches are one of my favorite things in the world! The pepper is absolutely necessary too!ReplyDelete
mmm, I love tomato sandwiches, too, and I haven't had one yet this season...I better get going! Hi, Michele sent me.ReplyDelete
Hmmm, sounds yummy.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh...you just keep getting more interesting every minute! I grew up eating tomato sandwiches (one of my mother's favorites).ReplyDelete
Have you experienced the olive and creamcheese sandwich that I spoke about on my post? That's my grandmother's favorite sandwich.
You're making me hungry!! Time for dinner...