You know what I think is interesting?
The fact that you can absolutely hate eating something one day, while turning around and completely changing your mind the following day, weeks, or even years down the line.
That’s where I’m at with tomatoes.
I really didn’t like tomatoes growing up as a kid. I just didn’t enjoy any of it. The texture, flavor – all of it. I didn’t hate it so much that I wasn’t eating ketchup with fries or spaghetti with meatballs for that matter. I just didn’t like eating fresh tomatoes. It didn’t matter if they were in an In-n-Out burger or if they were tossed into a decadent salad with all the fixings, you couldn’t pay me to eat tomatoes.
Here I am now, I’d be a tomato ambassador, a tomato influencer, if I could! One of my favorite sandwiches to this day are just plain tomato sandwiches. I think I just hated tomatoes growing up because I didn’t appreciate the texture and balance it could bring to a meal. So Ashton and I decided to grow heirloom tomatoes and super sweet cherry tomatoes for the first time this summer, and we enjoyed eating every last tomato we grew. It was amazing.
I’m curious – are there any foods that you’ve “changed your mind” on? I want to know!
Here are all the ingredients I use for my classic tomato sandwiches:
Portland French Bakery Rustic White Bread (2 slices – toasted and buttered)
Duke’s Mayo (a generous helping – slathered on both slices of bread)
4 slices of juicy heirloom tomatoes