When we were at Grandma's, she told us she was going to make wolves for lunch. It is one of the things that he mother used to make and I remember her making them. I knew what she was making but I am not sure the children or my husband knew.
So what are wolves? Are they made from some exotic meat? No, it is just a fancy fun name for a tomato, bacon, cheese open-faced sandwich. Wolves are much easier to say. "Do you want wolves for lunch?" Compared to "do you want a tomato, bacon, cheese open-face sandwich for lunch?"
These are best in the late summer when the home grown tomatoes are available. Home grown tomatoes have so much more flavor compared to the uniform size, shape, and color that you buy in the supermarket. So we are happy to be visiting in August.
First you put bread on a cookie sheet. My mom had some large industrial cookie sheets. I think one of my brothers is hoping to inherit them.
Then you slice the tomatoes. Home grown work the best because they have such good flavor.
Here they are sliced. I used my favorite knife. It is a Kyocera ceramic knife. They easily slice through tomato skin. These are sharp knifes but yet dull enough that I will allow Miss K to use it and cut cucumbers. I have one that I have had for about 15 years and it is still sharp. The one thing that you need to remember is that these knifes will not bend and flex so don't try to pry an avocado seed with one. You might break the tip and then have to buy your mom a new knife. Yes, my mom now has a new knife and an old one with the tip missing.
Place the tomatoes on the bread. We like to make sure that the bread is covered as much as possible. I know tomatoes are round and the bread is rectangle so it is a bit like putting a round peg in a square hole but you do the best you can.
Then you add some cheese to the top. My mom uses American cheese. I don't normally buy that so we have cheddar.
Then you put the bacon on top. Just cut a strip of bacon in half and put it on the bread. Now they are ready to go in the oven.
Broil them until the bacon is finished. It might take 5 minutes or so. Just check them to see if they are done and they do get a bit burnt on the edges.
Then you are ready to serve them and eat them.
J ate one and said, "maybe they got their name because you wolve them down." He liked it and ate another one and another one.
It is an easy fun lunch and gives you something different to say, "we had wolves for lunch."
What fun names do you have for foods?