A Haven for Vee

Friday, July 29, 2022

Tea (Iced these days of course) and Toast


When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thickly, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in it in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. ~Kenneth Grahame from Wind in the Willows 


These days, all recipes need to be quick and easy and since I like nothing better than toasted bread, this one from *Celebrating Appalachia* was perfect. The minute Tipper mentioned "grilled jelly sandwiches" I was all ears. I had never eaten one before; I had never even heard of it before.  


This is how mine turned out. 









 


Perfectly Scrumptious!

 

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Seven years ago, my grandsons, John, and I visited Quaker Ridge. I was wondering about that yesterday when my sister and her grands and I enjoyed a picnic there once again. Sis's grandson is on antibiotics and so they had to be careful of sun exposure. No beach! The hilltop proved to be the most perfect of summer days. It was a full ten degrees cooler than in the valley with pleasant breezes and beautiful cloud formations. The children enjoyed themselves tremendously and so did I.



 

Thank you for popping by. Let me know how your summer is going!


Love,

Vee

 

27 comments:

  1. Good Morning Vee, easy and simple is key most evenings! We have jelly on homemade biscuits. Never tried a grilled jelly sandwich. Glad your enjoying your Summer! Hugs, Roxy

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  2. Good Friday morning dear Vee - good to see you here. I'm enjoying a warmed croissant (thank you France!) with strawberry jam, however English toast and marmalade will always be my favorite! I've never considered frying a jam sandwich but love a grilled cheese made that way. I use a little mayo spread on the bread - it doesn't require softening like butter and toasts up crunchy, brown and tasty.
    Lovely you were able to go on a picnic - and blow bubbles in the sunshine!!!
    Too hot here to picnic or do much of anything in comfort outside. Garden chores have been minimal and staying in the house, away from mosquitoes of course, is scheduled for this weekend. We are picking pounds of figs, and sharing most of them. They are really plump and sweet this year and ripen very quickly in this ongoing heat. Last evening the deer joined in making the ones on the ground their supper - a mama and two fawns - I will put a photo of them on my next post.
    Stay well and enjoy each day Vee.
    Hugs, Mary


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  3. I never had one of those before either. Simple things are packed with memories too!

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  4. Now, you've got me going! Grilled jelly sandwiches! I gotta try one.

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  5. I'm not even a fan of jelly and that looks wonderful. Curious if it's taste is reminiscent of a pop tart. I know... I probably just diminished that beautiful little sandwich, but I may now have to make one and find out. :)

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    1. Not really because pop tarts have that nice little pie crust texture and toast is, well, toast. I don't think you would be disappointed as long as you choose a jam or jelly that you like best. Let me know!

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  6. I have some raspberry jalapeño jelly and that will make a dandy fried jelly sandwich! Now I know what's for Saturday morning breakfast now!

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  7. Interesting sandwich, Vee! I have a guy here that would enjoy it for sure. The photo of your sister's grands looks like a painting. So glad you all found a cooler spot.

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  8. Cooler temperatures ANYWHERE would be most enjoyable this summer!

    The grilled jelly sandwiches look great. I may have to try them!

    And since you asked, doing fine here in Florida with my love. He is dozing here beside me on the lanai as I catch up on blog-reading. We had mimosas an hour ago and fans are blowing on us. We'll go back into the A/C in about an hour. #floridasummer

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  9. Yes, the photo of the grands does indeed look like a painting. The quintessential summer day. The clouds!

    We saw some similar cloud formations Wednesday evening leaving church. The clouds were cotton-candy pink, though.

    The grilled jelly sandwich sounds fun. We also love the Polaner all fruit spread. We buy ours at Ocean State Job Lot quite reasonably when they have it, which they don't always.

    Quaker Ridge looks like a place we would love to visit!

    Our summer feels like it is just getting started. May was occupied with eldercare and work at TWNE. June was busy with preparing for a funeral and our church merger service. July finally feels like summer is starting, but I'm not loving the heat and humidity. We're at our camp on the hot nights. Cooler there, and always a breeze.

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  10. What a perfect place for a picnic. Lovely photo.
    I have never heard of nor had a grilled jelly sandwich, but that is about to change!! :)

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  11. Hi Vee,

    Wow, that grilled jelly sandwich looks awesome. Yours is browned perfectly -- exactly the way I like grilled sandwiches to look. :) I love your picture of the hilltop view and the cutie pie grands blowing bubbles. The picture has a soft, dream-like quality to it. I'm glad you're having nice temperatures there; maybe that's where Hal and I need to go for a few days away. It's dreadful here; it might as well be mid-winter because it's too hot to do anything but stay inside where it's air-conditioned. Thank you for your visit today, and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend, my friend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. Oh Vee - I loved this post so much! Fried jelly sandwiches sounds absolutely perfect. I love the flavour of fried bread! Tipper's post is so nice - I have loved following her and the amazing music she sometimes shares by her Pop and brother - and her twins! The picture of your sister's grands is so lovely. Stay cool my friend.

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    1. Vee - the fb page I follow is called Blind Pig & the Acorn. I need to look up the Celebrating Appalachia one too.

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    2. Oh, yes! That's Tipper's blog. I have it on my Friends and Favorites page. Celebrating Appalachia is her vlog. As you know, I have gone to the vlogs. When bloggers slowed down to a crawl, myself included, I filled the gap with vlogs.

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  13. Anywhere that is 10 degrees cooler - and also breezy - is a good alternative in my estimation. Your picnic sounds like a wonderful way to spend a summer day! And I love that photo of the two children!

    I have never eaten (or even heard of) a fried jelly sandwich, but that may change . . .

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  14. That looks so good. We found some whole grain sourdough bread and made grilled cheese sandwiches yesterday. I love toast...all buttery and brown! It's not beach going weather here. It's too hot and the pop up showers come without warning. But I love summer anyway. It's my favorite season of the year.

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    1. It sounds like we 'found' it in the forest! lol It was at the bakery at Publix!

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  15. Now I don't see my original comment. Maybe I should quit while I'm ahead...or behind?

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    1. I found it in the spam file...crazy blooger! Now everything makes sense. ☺️

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    2. Everything makes sense? WHEW! I never know! Thanks for finding me again. That's what friends are for! Hugs!

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  16. Beautiful...and I will have to try that jelly sandwich. smiles

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  17. That looks delicious! There is a reason The Wind in the Willows is one of my all time favorite books. Such descriptions of food!

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  18. What a beautiful view! It looks like a painting. Your sandwich looks very yummy. I am spending my summer days walking the beach early morning and painting in the studio in the afternoons.

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  19. This is the second time I have read of Grilled Jelly Sandwiches. :-)

    Happy August!
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  20. A jelly fried sandwich...never heard of that but I'm intrigued and can imagine how delicious that can be! How about adding some creamed cheese to that jelly sandwich? Wonderful setting for a picnic. Glad you could enjoy that. Our summer started rainy, was mild, turned on the extreme heat and now we should cool down a bit and my weeks ahead are getting busier every day. Good to see a post from you dear lady!

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  21. Well, I put jam on my toast everyday, but I’ve never had a grilled jelly sandwich. How fun to go on a picnic with little ones. My summer has been hot, hot, hot!!

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