Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What's Red, Juicy, and Full of Flavor?

What's red, juicy, and full of flavor? For me this week it has been home grown, vine ripened tomatoes that three of my grandsons helped to grow. The boys have been introduced to raised bed gardening by their parents and I couldn't be more pleased. The boys helped with the construction of the beds, filled them with soil while their dad was at work, and they helped to plant the garden and install the watering system.

The boys love having me come over to see the growth in "their" garden. They have corn stalks that they planted by seed. The stalks now tower over their heads. The boys can hardly wait to harvest the corn because they love eating it off the cob. They eat it just plain boiled. No butter, no salt!

They also have beautiful squash, cilantro, jalapeno, and tomatoes growing in their backyard garden. The boys help care for the garden and they are happy help to harvest the vegetables too.

I was the recipient of a basket of their beautiful home grown tomatoes and boy have I enjoyed them. It was an absolute treat to make myself one of my favorite sandwiches.

Doesn't that look good? 
There was no skimping on the tomatoes.

I am so glad I had a few slices of leftover bacon in the fridge!

The tomatoes were so juicy and full of flavor. That mixed with the crispy bacon and Miracle Whip spread..... it doesn't get much better!  I took small bites and savored each and every one.
I did not want the party that was going on on my taste buds to end.

My three grandsons helped to make me a very satisfied grandma.
It certainly tasted like they are developing some 
outstanding gardening skills!


  1. What a delicious gift for Grandma! I agree -- nothing better than a BLT. Although I'm a real mayo person, none of that Miracle Whip for me. (My husband LOVES Miracle Whip ... so we always have both on hand.)

  2. Yummy one of my favorite sandwiches! We have a large garden every year. The grandchildren love helping to plant and harvest it.
    Gardening is a great way to spend time as a family.

  3. You are so lucky to have fresh from the vine tomatoes. My won't be ready until September. Sometimes I can't even get them in the house before I take a big bite.

  4. That does look good! I was brought up on Miracle Whip by my grandma and I still use it to this day. It tastes so much better to me!