So I have been trying to control my rampant compulsion to start reading everything that comes into the door and concentrate on the book that I am already reading. It’s hard for me not to cheat, but I have managed to be good and stick to the book at hand, except when it comes to the Betsy and Tacy series, by Maud Hart Lovelace.
Even though I know that I read some of this series when I was growing up, like most things it hasn’t stayed the freshest in my mind. When I was able to get my hands on a copy of Heaven to Betsy, I couldn’t help but to start it immediately. I love the story and I treat myself to reading it when I’m lounging in the bubble bath.
In addition to being the wonderful and wholesome trip down memory lane- back when when dinner meant lunch and supper meant dinner- it has got some excellent food! Heaven to Betsy Nicole indeed!
In the beginning of Heaven to Betsy, Betsy is homesick while visiting some friends of the family, and when her visit is shortened, much to her joy, she has to take the train home. She gets packed this glorious lunch for the ride:
It was magnificent; ham sandwiches, dill pickles, hard-boiled eggs, a chunk of layer cake and cookies.
Now when it comes to sandwiches I am a simple girl. I don’t like fancy sandwiches. I love cheese, and I don’t even like cheese on my sandwiches.
Nicole’s Ham Sandwich
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread
- 2 slices ham (thinly sliced)
- 1 leaf romaine lettuce
Combine ingredients into a sandwich, and cut into two triangles. Devour Eat.
Modifications: (Yes, I even modify my own recipes.) Add fresh mustard with seeds and a slice of tomato if feeling adventurous. I also like apple, ham and cheese sandwiches. Somehow that works for me.
Have you read any of the Betsy-Tacy stories? Did you love them? Do you love ham sandwiches?
FTC Disclosure – I am an Amazon Associate and Harper Perennial sent me a copy of this book to review, but my love for it (Heaven to Betsy) and ham sandwiches is real and the recipe for Nicole’s Ham Sandwich is my own.