The summertime growing season here in Kentucky is coming to an end. The tomatoes are smaller now and not coming on as quickly. Fewer to harvest and smaller in size, their flavor seems concentrated and better than ever, at least for a few more days - I hope. Then we will start in on that old southern dish of fried green ones.
How many ways do we enjoy fresh tomatoes, let me see:
*stuffed with tuna salad or chicken salad
*sliced for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches
*sliced for bologna, tomato and sweet onion sandwiches
*stuffed and topped with cottage cheese
*sliced in soft butter/margarine sandwiches
*sliced to put inside a hot buttered American biscuit
*cut into chunks then added to mixed lettuce salads and
*cut into chunks or sliced and served as a side dish.
But the one way that astonishes people is a longtime favorite in my birth family. It is peanut butter and tomato sandwiches.
Back home it was typically prepared thus:
Spread one slice of bread with Miracle Whip Salad Dressing or you could use mayonnaise.
Spread the other slice of bread with your favorite brand of peanut butter.
Place a thick slice of tomato on the peanut butter.
Sprinkle liberally with ground black pepper.
Top with the other slice of bread spread with dressing. Yummm, I never get tired of that one.
Try it, you might like it.