Southern Sandwich

Nothing fancy today. I was inspired by this beautiful Arkansas tomato and the basil growing in my garden.

I toasted some thin white bread and added some good mayo and a couple of slices of avocado (since I had it I may as well use it!) and voila!


A tasty little lunch! Added some cold iced tea and I was set. I love summer tomatoes! Anytime I can use tomatoes and basil that I have grown myself, it just really makes me happy. Am I strange because a tomato can make me happy?

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Today’s Lagniappe:  Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
With the hot weather we are having, ice cream really sounds good.

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, washed, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg yolks

In a food processor or blender, combine the strawberries and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Process until smooth.

In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the half-and-half and sugar and vanilla.  Bring to a simmer.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Add 1 cup of the hot liquid to the egg yolks and whisk until smooth.

Add the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan of liquid and whisk until blended.

Bring the liquid back to simmer and continue to cook for 4 to 6 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the strawberries. Whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the mixture. This will prevent a skin from forming while cooling.

Cool the mixture completely. Process the mixture according the ice cream machine instructions.






12 responses to “Southern Sandwich”

  1. ButterYum Avatar

    I can taste it already!!! PS – your toms are way further along that mine!

  2. Jane Avatar

    Yummy! I usually do romaine lettuce, tomato and avocado. I’ll have to try it with the basil. Thanks for the tip.


  3. Darnold23 Avatar

    One of the things I miss most about my garden is not having fresh tomatoes! I just won’t even buy anything but grape or Romas in the grocery. My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures. A BLT with cheese and/or avocado is my idea of pure Heaven!

  4. Terry Avatar

    I love avacado, I never thought of putting it with a tomato and making a sandwich….great idea!!

  5. Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss Avatar

    Mmmmm….mmmm…mmmm (smacking lips). Talk about the power of suggestion…I saw that tomato sandwich and absolutely HAD to have one RIGHT NOW for lunch. I’m enjoying it as I type. Unfortunately, I don’t have any fresh basil or an avocado but it’s still good.

  6. Susan Avatar

    Another great tomato post! Your sandwich looks fresh and delicious!


  7. Chandy Avatar

    That looks so good! So fresh!

  8. Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut Avatar

    This is one of my favorite sandwiches, I eat them all the time. Only difference is I don’t toast my bread and I add a slice of vidalia onion. More often than not, it’s just bread, onion, tomato and lots of pepper…now I’m hungry! I’m waiting for the avocados on my friend’s tree to ripen and I’ll be all set for summer lunches.

  9. Mary Avatar

    The sandwich has made me hungry. I have a very bad habit of thick slicing a Brandywine tomato and putting it between two pieces of homemade whole wheat bread, so I suspect we are on the same wave length. I love your recipe for strawberry ice cream. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Ann Messick Avatar

    Love the sandwich, made my mouth water! Gonna give that one a try!

  11. Geri Avatar

    What a great lite summer sandwich.
    Thanks, Geri

  12. bj Avatar

    Have a great day…See ya later..

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