5 things: Butties!!!

Dr Tanya has given us the subject of sandwiches for our 5 things prompt today.
Now anyone who regularly reads my blog knows how much I love my food, and fresh crusty bread, either brown or white, can be my downfall. Mind you, it’s not necessarily the bread that does the damage in the diet, but the butter I put on it! So as I don’t buy butter or spreads now, that has taken some of the calories out of the equation.

1. Top buttie has to be toasted cheese. Lovely with a garnish of a little lettuce and cherry tomatoes. I can grate the cheese and mix it with an egg then put it under the grill like a rarebit, or cheat and cook toast, put sliced cheese in between and shove it in the microwave for about 30 seconds until the cheese melts. Can be a bit messy but when you’re on your own and a bit peckish, who cares?

2. Number two is prawns and mayo with wholemeal bread. Yeah, I know, mayo is bad for me, but if I make the butty myself, I use the ‘lightest of light’ mayo at just one syn per tablespoon.

3. Number three is tuna and sweetcorn in a crusty baguette, again with a little mayo in lieu of spread.Β  I might throw in some sliced cucumber for a dash of colour.

4. Number four, a BLT on seeded brown bread or a multi grain. Extra crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato with mayo.

5. Another toastie, this time bananas. Quick and easy to make, no butter, just a smushed up banana slapped between two pieces of hot toast! Yum.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to 5 things: Butties!!!

  1. Sadje says:

    Never tried banana by it self and on hot toast. I may do so.

  2. Ian Kay says:

    I seem to remember a banana sandwich from somewhere – sprinkled with sugar?

    • No sugar, just banana. I’d have it in my school lunch box once a week. Other days were ham, cheese and pickle (would have preferred cheese and onion) boiled eggs, and paste of some description, though this changed to a cucumber sandwich spread later.
      As a kid we used to have sugar sandwiches and a bottle of pop when we’d go out to the heathland looking for lizards and slow worms.

      • Ian Kay says:

        I know the Dutch put sugar on bread at breakfast. Also hundreds and thousands. At least that’s what I was offered in Utrecht.

        Yes, my easy go-to DIY sandwich is cheese, onion slices and ploughman’s pickle. Lots of onion, enough to make the eyes water!

      • We harvested our onions a little while ago and have had a few . They are strong!!! beautiful.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Well even though I feel sick and have tummy ache you have made me hungry πŸ˜³πŸ’œ

  4. murisopsis says:

    My son’s had a Disney Cookbook and our favorite recipe was for a “Dumbo Deluxe”. Toast with peanut butter on one side and apple butter on the other with sliced bananas in the middle. It was delicious and probably the only way I’d have peanut butter!

    • I don’t like peanut butter as rule, but the cafe in town does a peanut butter slice and it is delicious!!! Haven’t had one for well over a year now though.

  5. I just love reading and writing about food so I loved your descriptions.
    I had planned on descriptions for my own list too but due to time constraints had to make do with just images.

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