Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mater Sandwiches

I hope your 4th of July went well.  Ours turned out to be a slow day, having cancelled our annual bash due to the extreme heat.  Even fireworks in our little town were cancelled due to everything being so dry ~ still no rain for our area.

Monday I began sewing together a lap size Christmas quilt for a girlfriend in northern Missouri.  She and her husband allow my Hubby to deer hunt on their farm every Fall and we have all become close friends.  The odd thing is that Jenny was born and raised in our little town and they currently live in the same tiny town where my grandparents lived until Grandpa Bob passed away.  Small world!

I have a pastel summer quilt to share with you today.  It's the Pineapple pattern and is hand quilted.  I don't know the history of this quilt, but I've had it quite a while.  The workmanship is very nice and it's hand quilted ~~~

There is a row of small flying geese as the middle border and the outer border is triangles...very delicate.

When I had a porch swing this was often the quilt I kept on the back to snuggle with on cool evenings.  My Scottie dogs have all been 'swingers' .  Actually, Scotties want to be anywhere you are and in the middle of everything...such sweet little fur babies.  Molly even rides on the 4-wheeler with us!

Tonight our dinner will be a summer specialty, tomato sandwiches.  Don't dismiss this treat without giving it a try.  Begin with good quality fresh white bread and I like mine on the thin side.  On this you slip a generous layer of mayonnaise and homemade is best but Hellman's will do nicely.  Slice your tomatoes about 1/4" thick and lay them on paper towels for a minute or two to absorb excess juice.  Layer your tomatoes on your sandwich, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!  Tomato sandwiches are served open face and should be eaten right after they are prepared.   This is the classic 'mater' sandwich.  I confess to adding slivers of sweet onion and/or fresh basil to mine from time to time.  These treats are served at buffets and most special occasions when garden tomatoes are in season. What makes them special is using the right ingredients and most of all the fresh maters!  Served with a platter of sweet corn dripping with butter and tall glasses of iced tea you have a meal fit for a King! 

I'm off to the garden now to pick our tomatoes for dinner tonight.  Stop by if you need tomatoes and pick what you need ~ ~ ~

Wishing you a day filled with Peace & Plenty ~ ~ ~  Barb


  1. Such a beautiful quilt, Barb. If I had a porch swing, I'd want it on it to snuggle too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. That's a great quilt, imagine all the work that went into it! We love mater sandwiches too, only we prefer Miracle Whip over mayonnaise.

  3. A little late for the maters. I wish I had some up here. I'll have to check some of the neighbors and see if they have any.

    Love the quilt. I have a soft spot for old quilts. Don't you wish they could talk?