Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Favorite Summer Sandwich

Yes, I am posting at 1-something in the morning. I had a headache earlier this evening and took Excedrin, THE headache medicine for me. Unfortunately, it contains caffeine, which I almost never consume. Thus, I am wide awake at 1am- the perfect time to post!

When I was a kid, I couldn't believe what my mom ate for lunch during the summer. Ok, please don't gag. She toasted two pieces of whole wheat bread, then spread peanut butter on one slice and mayo on the other. Then she sliced a fresh tomato and laid it in between the two. I thought it disgusting and, in my know-it-all kid ways, told her I would NEVER eat such a thing.

Guess what. Two summers ago, I tried it. I don't know why, but I did. And I love it! During tomato season, this is my lunch. Every day. For those of you who know me pretty well, I am sure I have told you about this before. Some of you have been brave enough to try it and there have been varying responses. No one has said they hate it (although, they might be trying to spare my feelings) and whole families have loved it. Why don't you try it?

I dare you:-).

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  1. Oh my! I don't know if I will accept this dare but my curiosity may get the better of me!! :)

  2. I have enough tomatoes right now that I might take you up on that dare... although it does sound especially gross :)
    Excedrin is the only thing that works for me too. I'm just thankful that my migraines are, for now, rarely so bad that I have to take prescription medication for them.

  3. My Momma loved PB&Tomato sandwiches! I thought she was the only weirdo like that out there. I may have to give them a whirl, now that I know of three people who like this bizarre food combo!

  4. I learned to eat these every summer when I was a child. My Mom and Dad learned to make these from friends. The friend's name was Johnny and his wife's name was Johnnie - SO - to this day this sandwich is called a "Johnny and Johnnie" sandwich in my family!! I am like your Mom. I have eaten this sandwich for lunch every summer (after fresh tomatoes set on the vine) for the past 60 years. THIS IS THE MOST DELICIOUS SANDWICH ON THE PLANET!!! Your Mom was a very smart lady with very good taste!!!

    1. Oh, thank you for sharing!! This warms my heart:-).

  5. Tried this and really enjoy it each tomatoe season. I have even gotten some skeptical family members to try it. Thanks Jane. Love your blog and appreciate all the work you put into sharing a part of your life with us.


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