Tomato Sandwich

This is an old favorite and simply delicious. It’s easy and budget friendly, especially as deli meats are soooo expensive.


Tomato Sandwich


Roma tomatoes (20130909_151002or plum) has the best flavor for a sandwich
Slice the roma tomato length-wise in whatever thickness you prefer.
Favorite bread. For this sandwich, I like plain ol’ soft white bread.
Hellman’s mayonnaise.
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Tip: salt and pepper the mayo before the tomato for best flavor. 




Hamburger Gravy over Rice

This has always been a staple in our house. Relatively cheap and filling and goes a long way.



1 pkg Ground Sirloin

2 pkgs McCormick’s Brown Gravy

2 cans of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 cans of water

1 tsp prepared coffee  (optional)

* It’s important to note that I have brand names here; it does make a difference, so don’t skimp.



Fry up the ground sirloin in a deep skillet or dutch oven till a little over halfway done; if you use a lesser grade ground beef, make sure to remove the excess grease.

Pour in the Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, mix with the ground beef until soup is smooth.

Next, put in the 2 packets of McCormick’s Brown Gravy; bring to boil to activate the gravy, then turn stove down to medium.

Put in the coffee.

Put in two cans of water; stir until well mixed.

Simmer an additional 10-15 minutes.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over white rice.