FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized HOMEMADE HAM, CHEESE & TOMATO TOASTIES 26 March 2009

We felt like something quick, easy and tasty for brunch. What easier meal to make than Ham, Cheese & Tomato Toasties?? Chris was delighted, saying it made him reminsce about his childhood days, when they would often make this at home. For me, there was no reminscing, since I don’t think my family has EVER made this in my life, *lol*! But I love ’em and instead, I reminsced about my University days when we were ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS STARVING and at 2am, would need to run downstairs to the kitchen and whip up a Toastie or 3 to scoff down. Ahhh.. the good ol’ days when I could eat like a complete nutjob and still remain wonderfully lithe and fat-free *sighhhh* Since we are no longer spritely, thin, young things… we had to limit ourselves to 2 toasties each 🙁 Boohiss!


Basic, every day ingredients

Popped onto some fresh bread (buttered on the outside so it browns) and
a sprinkle of cheese and cracked black pepper

TA DAAA! Warm, cheesy goodness. Oh yummmmmm…..

Well, mango’s my favourite fruit, so no complaints!

You Are a Mango

You are unique, sassy, and a lot of fun. You are definitely not uptight in the least.
You take a whimsical approach to life. You believe in finding your bliss.

Other people find you enchanting and alluring. They want to capture some of what you’ve got.
You’re downright radiant. You follow your passions and do what you love. Because of it, you glow.

Anyway, I’m off to Hong Kong on one whirlwind business trip. Off to the airport right now, so ta ta!




40 Comments

  • islegrl posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I’m getting hungry now. That looks delish! I’ll have to try this when I get home. Yum! *^^*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

      It’s so easy to make too, whey you’re lazy 😉

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Gaaaaah, one of my favourite favourite comfort foods! Have never had parsley on them, must try that. And oooh, last two days I have been very bad and had a toastie for breakfast, but a bit different one…it’s like a square flat croissant covered in seseame seeds toasted with ham, cheese & tomato…so good! Like a sort of condensed croissant.

    Have a good trip!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:08 am

      Can just chuck whatever in i guess.. that’s the beauty about toasties, and also pizzas, ehhehhehe! Ohhh a croissant one would be sooo good

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Hmm…yummy. I think you are still young and lithe 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

      Fast losing it… it’s so sad!

      Reply
  • pishako posted on March 26, 2009 at 12:44 am

    i didn’t know that tomatoes k be squeezed in the toaster.. will try tt next time. i usu jus have ham n cheese or nutella choc..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

      Yep! only if you remove the squashy/watery bits in the middle, or else it makes the toastie goes all soggy.
      Mmm nutella and bananas inside would be sooo good

      Reply
  • summernights posted on March 26, 2009 at 1:29 am

    oh yummy! I’ll have to try that!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

      A cinch to make! Will be doing that more often now 😉

      Reply
  • hapadoll posted on March 26, 2009 at 5:03 am

    that’s just evil. now i will have thoughts of purchasing a waffle iron & one of those toastie thingees!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

      Its the same thing! Just swap the waffle plate to a toastie plate, it’s the same appliance that clamps it down 😉

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I’m getting hungry now. That looks delish! I’ll have to try this when I get home. Yum! *^^*

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:03 am

      It’s so easy to make too, whey you’re lazy 😉

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on March 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Gaaaaah, one of my favourite favourite comfort foods! Have never had parsley on them, must try that. And oooh, last two days I have been very bad and had a toastie for breakfast, but a bit different one…it’s like a square flat croissant covered in seseame seeds toasted with ham, cheese & tomato…so good! Like a sort of condensed croissant.

    Have a good trip!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:08 am

      Can just chuck whatever in i guess.. that’s the beauty about toasties, and also pizzas, ehhehhehe! Ohhh a croissant one would be sooo good

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Yum! I need to get a sandwich toaster so that I can make this at home too 🙂 What cheese did you use? Cheddar?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

      I think they’re quite cheap too, esp if on sale! I just used shredded Tasty cheese

      Reply
      • jesuisariel posted on March 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

        Hehe..got my sandwich toaster this afternoon! I have a dumb question to ask. Does your toaster toast both sides (up and bottom)? Mine only toasted the bottom side so the toastie ended soggy since the upper side wasn’t toasted. Hmmm….

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

          Yayyyy!
          Hmm it should toast both tho, so it ‘squeezes’ the toastie shut and the cheese doesn’t leak out and it browns on both sides!
          Mine also comes with interchangable plates so can use it as a grill (for meat/fish) and also waffle plates. Not sure if that’s common tho??

          Reply
          • jesuisariel posted on March 27, 2009 at 4:30 am

            Hmm..then I think maybe the sandwich maker is faulty. Will take it back to the store for a replacement!

  • starbucksweetie posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Hmm…yummy. I think you are still young and lithe 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

      Fast losing it… it’s so sad!

      Reply
  • pishako posted on March 26, 2009 at 12:44 am

    i didn’t know that tomatoes k be squeezed in the toaster.. will try tt next time. i usu jus have ham n cheese or nutella choc..

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

      Yep! only if you remove the squashy/watery bits in the middle, or else it makes the toastie goes all soggy.
      Mmm nutella and bananas inside would be sooo good

      Reply
  • summernights posted on March 26, 2009 at 1:29 am

    oh yummy! I’ll have to try that!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

      A cinch to make! Will be doing that more often now 😉

      Reply
  • catpuccino posted on March 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    A plus of having your own place – being able to make food like toasties!!!
    Now that I’m back home and can eat all the great things we have in Oz (although Canberra is NOT the best eating place in Australia.. by far!) I miss Chinese food! :o(

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

      AU food is gooood , but it’s just so $$, doh!!

      Reply
  • hapadoll posted on March 26, 2009 at 5:03 am

    that’s just evil. now i will have thoughts of purchasing a waffle iron & one of those toastie thingees!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

      Its the same thing! Just swap the waffle plate to a toastie plate, it’s the same appliance that clamps it down 😉

      Reply
  • jesuisariel posted on March 26, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Yum! I need to get a sandwich toaster so that I can make this at home too 🙂 What cheese did you use? Cheddar?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 26, 2009 at 10:26 am

      I think they’re quite cheap too, esp if on sale! I just used shredded Tasty cheese

      Reply
      • jesuisariel posted on March 26, 2009 at 2:26 pm

        Hehe..got my sandwich toaster this afternoon! I have a dumb question to ask. Does your toaster toast both sides (up and bottom)? Mine only toasted the bottom side so the toastie ended soggy since the upper side wasn’t toasted. Hmmm….

        Reply
        • beverly posted on March 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

          Yayyyy!
          Hmm it should toast both tho, so it ‘squeezes’ the toastie shut and the cheese doesn’t leak out and it browns on both sides!
          Mine also comes with interchangable plates so can use it as a grill (for meat/fish) and also waffle plates. Not sure if that’s common tho??

          Reply
          • jesuisariel posted on March 27, 2009 at 4:30 am

            Hmm..then I think maybe the sandwich maker is faulty. Will take it back to the store for a replacement!

  • catpuccino posted on March 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    A plus of having your own place – being able to make food like toasties!!!
    Now that I’m back home and can eat all the great things we have in Oz (although Canberra is NOT the best eating place in Australia.. by far!) I miss Chinese food! :o(

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 27, 2009 at 1:08 am

      AU food is gooood , but it’s just so $$, doh!!

      Reply
  • follywoolly posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:32 am

    ooh! i had them during my uni days too! it was super yummy during those cold, rainy afternoons we had in england. lol those were the good times!

    Reply
  • follywoolly posted on March 29, 2009 at 9:32 am

    ooh! i had them during my uni days too! it was super yummy during those cold, rainy afternoons we had in england. lol those were the good times!

    Reply
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