Back when...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Anyone else a Tim McGraw fan? I love his song "Back When"...

Don't you remember
The fizz in a Pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore...

When I was a kid, I ate fried bologna sandwiches with mayo and tomato all of the time. Mmmmmmm - warm, just-picked tomatoes. Yum!! (I do draw the line at fried Spam - ewwww.)

Imagine my surprise when I learned that Gus had never experienced the gustatory delight of fried bologna!! I decided that in order for him to be recognized as a true Son of the South, he would need to eat a fried bologna sandwich. Since he hates tomatoes, I told him it would be okay to eat it with just mayo. (There was a lot of eye-rolling on my part, but I realize you can only do so much with a city boy.) However, I did insist that we stop at a local farm and buy home-grown tomatoes for my sandwich.

Yeah, yeah - I know. Not the healthiest thing in the world. But we eat healthy stuff most of the time, so this was us being "bad" for one meal. I was in fried bologna heaven when I took the first bite. And I think Gus liked it - and he can now cross another thing off the list of things he needs to do in order to be more "Southern".

So who else likes a fried bologna sandwich with mayo and tomato?


Eclectic Musings said...

I've never had fried bolonga! I have, however, had plenty of fresh tomato sandwiches with mayo. Mmm. The song makes me want to cry! I miss the "good ol' days." hehe

Kim said...

You must try the fried bologna!! LOL! I felt like I should've had a Dr. Pepper with my sandwich. :-)

Eclectic Musings said...

It'd have to be a Dr Pepper Throwback. Otherwise the taste would be off. I can't drink plain Dr Pepper anymore, now that I know the formula was changed "back when." It just tastes wrong.