Easy, tasty summer lunch

July 29, 2015

We were having company for lunch and I wanted make something special that would tempt the taste buds of my friends. Two of them badly need to gain weight and I wanted to be sure they ate, but I didn’t want to slave away in a hot kitchen. I just wanted an easy summer lunch that they’d love. And that’s what I made.

Here’s a lovely open-face summer sandwich that makes a delectable and easy summer lunch. It’s just delicious, judging by the rave reviews of our lunch guests the other day.

Shopping list for this summer lunch

*  Sliced sourdough or other good bread. Delicious bread makes a great sandwich!
*  Ripe plums, sliced, not too thin
*  Goat cheese with honey infused in it
*  Fig preserves
*  Applewood smoked ham in thin slices. Great ham makes a great sandwich!

Aand when you’re done, this is what it looks like:  There’s half a large slice of toasted sourdough below the goodies, you just can’t see it because the ham slice is so large. This summer lunch is served open-face with fork and knife.
We served it with a simple, old-fashioned potato salad (recipe to come) and corn, but could have prepared steamed green beans or some other tasty vegetable.  I can’t tell you how much our guests loved this meal!

17 comments on “Easy, tasty summer lunch
  1. Lux says:

    I gotta try this. Easy to prepare and looks tasty indeed.

  2. This would be perfect for our beach picnics! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. So easy and portable.

  4. Diane says:

    Throughout my life, sandwiches were inevitably PB&J, Sliced bologna or cold cuts, or tuna. Imagine the world my friends are opening up to me! This is yet another example!

  5. Robin says:

    Challenge here in New England is finding RIPE plums!

  6. Amy says:

    This sounds and looks yummy! I’m always on the look out for new lunch ideas. Thanks!

    • My hard-to-please company was high on it.

      • Amy says:

        I can imagine why. Sounds tasty! I love the sliced plum idea. Love plums to begin with, so the idea of adding them to sandwiches is appealing. We have a plum tree in the back yard, so we’ll be using some of them in sandwiches in future, for sure. Thanks!

  7. Estelle says:

    That looks so delicious, Carol. I would order that sandwich if I saw it in a restaurant for sure.

  8. Michelle says:

    Yeah, this sounds amazing.

  9. Wow does that look pretty and delicious! My husband and I both have a sourdough weakness, we love it.

  10. Kathleen says:

    Like I need another thing to eat! This looks delicious. I’m definitely going to make it. I love sweet with savory. I love food, who am I kidding?

  11. I would never have thought to put all of those ingredients together! I bet it was amazing!

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