I dreamed of my mom this morning. Actually, to be precise, I dreamed of being back in my primary school days and my mom was making me breakfast in the morning. Strangely, there was only me. I did not know why my brother and sister were not in the dream. Then it all got kind of blurry for a bit. Then for some reason, the school bus came but did not stop, it just drove past me. Then my mom accused me of deliberately missing the school bus.
Then I woke up. What a strange dream.. It did make me miss my mom though. I miss those days when life was so carefree and the only thing I need to worry about is study, study and study. And I miss my mom’s breakfast sandwich. So I decided that I would make a version of mom’s sandwich for brunch.
It is nothing complicated. Just bread slices, cheese slices, tomato slices, and butter. Basically trim off the sides of the bread, the part that we call the skins. Apply butter on one side of the bread slices, then construct each sandwich with cheese slices and tomato slices. And we’re done. So simple, yet so delicious!
I think she won’t make these anymore though. If she sees the photo above now, she would probably say: “Add more lettuce and cucumbers! Add more vegetables!”
What happens to the skins? Mom would sometimes make a delicacy out of them. Crack an egg into a bowl, whisk it up a bit, then soak the skins in the bowl until covered up with egg. Fry those skins for a bit until slightly charred and slightly crispy.
I don’t know what this thing is called. I don’t even know if there is a name for this dish, or if any other moms do this. All I know is that my mom does, and they are so so freaking yummy! We always eat these by spooning a dollop of butter onto one edge of these skins and then trying to stuff the whole thing into our mouths. Heaven!
The ones I made, they were not so yummy. I think it is lacking an important ingredient. Maybe it is lacking mom’s love.
I miss my mom… I’ll be nice to her when I go home next week..
Actually, I am always nice to her every time I go home. I try my best to, anyway..
I’m writing another post for today, it will come up in a couple hours. That one should be more exciting than a couple of lousy sandwiches. Do come back later today 😉 .