BLTs with Homemade Mayo

Hubby and I got REALLY spoiled this summer. We been getting a huge bag of tomatoes in our CSA box every week since the end of July. I’ve eaten so many tomato sandwiches, I’m surprised I haven’t turned red…

While I’ve been enjoying my sandwiches with just some CSA lettuce, big slices of tomato, and a thin slather of homemade mayo on some hearty whole wheat bread, Hubby prefers his with a bit of protein. The obvious choice for him is bacon.

I always season my tomato slices pretty heavily with course sea salt and freshly ground pepper. I remember watching Ina Garten once saying on her show that you’d be amazed at how much salt tomatoes can take on. The salt really brightens the flavor of the tomatoes.

As I said, we’ve been spoiled and I’m definitely going to miss these sandwiches in a few weeks… Our CSA letter this week said this would be our last week of tomatoes for the year…

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4 Responses to “Spaghetti and Meatballs for a Crowd”

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    Nancy Blume-Watson — November 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Jen made the meatballs for our family. She made both regular spaghetti and spaghetti squash for the carb watchers in the family. I chose the spaghetti squash to go with the meatballs and it was delicious! My only dissapointment was there were none left over when I checked the fridge for lunch! I can’t wait to make these!!!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Let me know how they turn out for you. I’ve subbed bacon for the prosciutto in the meatballs in the past before. It makes a LOT so be ready for leftovers/

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    schatzi — March 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I use a 19 oz package of Johnsonville Italian sausage (hot) for the ground pork and prosciutto when i make these meatballs. The gelatin is a key ingredient (don’t omit).
    I grew up in an Italian home and I gotta tell ya this is my go-to recipe for the best meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
    Making it this weekend for my manicotti — looking forward to the compliments!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

      So glad you agree that this is a great recipe! The gelatin is definitely a key ingredient.

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