Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Five Likes Tuesday

Croque-madame. {French Grilled Sandwich.}

Now that the summer is here and the weather gets hotter from day-to-day, a meatless dish seemed perfect for a hot, sunny day. So last Sunday I thought I would cook a quite light dinner.

A croque-madame is one of those light meals that always hits the spot. There's nothing like the smell and taste of a grilled sandwich. I'm fairly obsessed with it actually.
Croque-madame is a hot ham and cheese (typically Gruyere or Emmental) grilled sandwich-originated in France, served with a fried egg, sunny-side up on top; which becomes a croque-monsieur if you don't top it with a fried egg.

Mixed green salad with mango that gives a perfect touch. (One large ripe mango.) Pour Balsamic vinegar and sea salt and pepper over the salad, then olive oil. Toss to mix. It is visually beautiful and colourful, the smell of the mango is seductive, and it is meant to thrill your taste-buds! Not to toot any horns or anything, but I make really good salads.

Vegetable spring rolls (frozen) and sweet chili sauce.

Vanilla ice cream with cherry sauce and roasted nuts in caramel.
Sunday Flowers- Tulips.

What things do you currently like? xx

Linking to Rural Thursday

80 comments:

Rizalenio said...

I love eating green mango. I just ate one now. :)

The first photo - I will do that tomorrow. I suddenly craved for it.

Enjoy your summer! :)

Sandra said...

it is a good thing i had late breakfast at 9 am or i would be really upset looking at this. all of it. but i want mine sandwich to be the male, no egg on mine please. all of this is mouth watering.. and mango is my favorite fruit.

Sandra said...

forgot to say the photos are fantastic

Lynn said...

I love anything topped with a runny egg. That sandwich is a must try.

I had a couple of really great tomatoes and made a tomato pie with them last weekend. Pretty good - although I'll try another recipe next time.

And my current favorite is Caprese Salad, using basil from my potted garden.

rainfield61 said...

The last one is my favorite,

but I prefer chocolate flavor.

Cloudy said...

Yummie...es schaut so lecker aus, gut, ich nehme dann Platz und fange schon mal an...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Kelly said...

Mmmmm, Betty - Your photos look delicious this morning!! I frequently make myself fried egg with cheese sandwiches for lunch. Your salad looks quite refreshing, too!

Sylvia K said...

Everything looks delicious!! And probably even more so since I haven't had breakfast yet!! Delightful captures as always, Betty! Great food and beautiful flowers!! Doesn't get any better -- well, unless they were all on my dining table!! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

anilkurup said...

Pretty cruel to tempt with such wonderful pictures of all that one wants to devour.

TexWisGirl said...

ice cream and flowers is a nice way to end anything. :)

....Petty Witter said...

Make mine a Croque-monsieur without the ham please. Oh and that ice cream Sundae will go down a treat as well.

✿ chica said...

Adorei a salada e claro, o doce,srrs beijos,tudo de bom,chica

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I have eaten these foods!Have a nice day!

moni said...

Dear Betty,
all of it looks so yummy, yummy...
now I'm hungy ;-)
Great food shots!
Have a wonderful week, my friend ♥
Hugs
moni

ashok said...

the icecream is tempting!

tinajo said...

Lots of goodies in this post! :-)

marijke said...

A lovely lunch. Strange to read you weather is going to be hotter and hotter when we overhere complaining about the cold, wind and rain. Send some warmth to my country please~!
Have a nice evening Betty

Anonymous said...

La mesa ya está servida...

Gracias por dejar la presencia de tus huellas en mi jardín de la ilusión.

En estos momentos estoy descansando y te visito como anonimo, espero me sepas deisculpar.
En cuanto me reincorpore de nuevo te visitaré con mi avatar de siempre.

Un abrazo tan profundo como los sentimientos.

McR.

Fer said...

Cada vez que vengo por aquí, me da hambre, tiene todo una pinta estupenda, un saludo...

Chatty Crone said...

I should not have come here hungry! I had to pin everything. That egg looks so great. sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I should not have come here hungry! I had to pin everything. That egg looks so great. sandie

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, I'm very pleased with a vegetarian type lunch, and, excuse me, the ice cream, yummy.

magda said...

Υπέροχες οι νοστιμιές σου Μπεττούλα μου!!!
Όμορφα πιάτα, ωραία χρώματα και φανταστικές φωτογραφίες!!!
Σου εύχομαι ένα θαυμάσιο καλοκαίρι!
Πολλά φιλάκια

It's me said...

The icecream !!!...finally summer is back here also today...we have dinner outside and that is what i enjoy always......love love love Ria...xxx...

Linda said...

Your salad looks yummy! I am loving salads and fruit this summer...making a protein smoothie in the morning for breakfast.

imac said...

Very nice but a poached egg would suit me better thanks.lol

Ms. A said...

I'll take sweet tea and AC. It's too hot for much else.

Pedro Luis López Pérez said...

I think any day I'm going to prepare. A hug.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Your blog makes me hungry!

Nom nom.

Bitch said...

Love your Sunday lunch.. Especially the salad (looks delicious)..

PS. Going tomorrow for three days to the island Kea (Τζιά).
Love your new profile photo.. Very beautiful!!!
Hugs from me!!!!!!! and
see you....

Esmeralda said...

Excelente comida y muy bien reflejado.

un abrazo

David Macaulay said...

you always make it look so good Betty - have a great week,

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela refeição...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos. Excellent menu for lunch and finally an exquisite flower, pure delight. A hug.

Robert Geiss said...

Would like the spring rolls and the salad, please.

With regard to food have to admit, that I currently like the ability not to eat much, yet drinking endless cups of tea.

Please have a good Wednesday.

Diane AZ said...

The salad looks beautiful! I've never had mango on a salad, but what a great idea!

Nancy Claeys said...

Pretty salad, but I'll take the ice cream! :)

Hilary said...

Oh my.. you have me drooling! Everything looks just so yummy!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Why is it that I'm most attracted to that ice cream? LOL

dianne said...

Great photos dear Betty, so many delicous treats to tempt us ... I love salads so this one looks extra good.
Have a great week!
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Mark said...

As many people have said already, NOW I'M STARVED! The egg on the sandwich looks awesome, minus the ham ( veggie here) I wonder if it would work with a grilled cheese and tomato? I know one thing for sure, I would have no problem eating at your house. My five: 2 poached eggs on toast/ veggie turkey and cheddar with avacado on Italian bread/Potatoes Brava/Cheese plate (monchego, cheddar and blue with apples and grapes and a nice chardonay/Molten chocolate cake

cloudia charters said...

yum!



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Renae said...

Eggs of any kind are fine with me. But no ham. ham and I are not friends. that's ok. I love fruit and nuts and fruit and nuts over and over. Twice today, I have almond butter with celery and raspberry lemonade. YUM!!!!!! It's summer, it's light and gives me energy to clean my bathrooms. hahaha. Thanks for joining me. I'll be back :D

Ángel said...

A estas horas y ya me entra hambre sólo de deleitarme con las fotografías.
Saludos
:-)

AmyLK said...

ummmmm yummy!

Misty Dawn said...

You just made me seriously hungry!!! LOL The flowers are beautiful too.

Craver Vii said...

That looks so good... all of it! I've had a similar version of the croque-madame, but didn't know what to call it. In fact, I thought I was being original. lol

There is a salad I like a lot that basically consists of Romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, red onion, and raspberry vinaigrette. I can't remember off-hand whether there are any other ingredients, but my wife makes it, and it is YUMMY! When we have that, I could eat that as the whole meal, and I don't even miss the fact that we're skipping meat.

Magia da Inês said...

Procuro essa salada, realmente tudo de bom!
Beijinhos do Brasil
¸.•°`♫♫♪⊱╮

Blond Duck said...

Mini pies. Burgers. Fajitas. Swimming. :)

Leora said...

Your salad looks delightful - mango is a great touch. And the flowers are precious.

Buttons said...

I can honestly say I cannot think of anything I like as I cannot stop drooling over your post. Everything looks and sounds so delicious. I am off to find my breakfast so sad it will look nothing like this. B

ritsa said...

That French meal looks delicious, and I think I gonna make it for my breakfast.

Yummy pictures!

MA FERREIRA said...

Amei as fotos.... Uma delicia!!!

Um beijo do Brasil!!

Melissa B. said...

Oh, Betty, you're making me hungry! Favorite thing to do in the summer? Sleep late, garden, and...EAT!

Tina´s PicStory said...

that looks all so yummy and refreshing :)

Tricia Hays said...

Now, my mouth is watering... i didn't eat breakfast this morning & i'm hungry! I'll take one of those in the 1st pic, please! heheheee =)

Joan said...

Sandwich and a salad I could eat every night for supper! Yours does look delicious.
We walked to our favorite frozen yogurt place last night and it was closed. So sad. It was always busy there too yet. I will miss our frozen treats.

Min fotogen said...

Croque madame was a new meal...
i will try it ..looks good!
Mango ..icecream looks like a dream..:)

Maple Lane said...

How delicious and refreshing everything looks!

Pat Tillett said...

I haven't eaten yet today and these photos are making me VERY hungry! Good shots Betty!

Jesús said...

Una entrada muy culinaria, menudo apetito se me ha puesto.

Saludos.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos.
How delicious everything looks.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Mette

Jill said...

Looks fresh and tasty!

Benol Smile said...

Hi guys...
It’s nice to be a friend with you.
But may give you somethings special.
You should to try it. It’s free, friends.
HERE

Nevine Sultan said...

I just saw your newest post, Betty, and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, resting and rejuvenating. I have been in the throes of school and internship, and it has been a crazy week. So I will be resting too.

I will swing by and visit when you come back on Tuesday. Until then... enjoy!

Oh, and... I love your photos, on this post and the last. Your colors and angles always warm my heart. :-)

Big hugs to you,
Nevine

sergio celle said...

...Hello Betty, tonight I thought I could write anything, but the oppressive heat terrtibile thought. Better watch your beautiful pictures ... you are really very good, both the composition and the stop light. Monet, the great French impressionist, lived his painting of light and capture the moment and just impress on the canvas and a kiss goodnight .. Sergio

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Betty, every thing looks so delicious in your beautiful photos. I love mango so the salad is really making my mouth water.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Pamela said...

I'm liking what you are--or maybe I'm craving it--spring rolls, cherry sundae and oh--the vintage looking tulips on your photography blog.

Betty Manousos said...

mark, yes, that would perfectly work!

Rick said...

Wonderful treats - I'd be all over that Sunday sundae !

Enjoy a relaxing weekend off, Betty !

Emm said...

I'm not overly fond of food but I always love your food posts! In fact, I thought of you during the week when I was eating some tomatoes. I can't eat croque because of the wheat but I can eat souffle and I love that! It is just egg and cheese and I really enjoy it with salad.

Blond Duck said...

Have a great 4th!

Pretty Wonderful said...

lovely photos! x

michael said...

Awesome food pics, Betty.

Everything looks delicious!!

Georgia said...

Oh, you're making me hungry, Betty!
Everything looks so tasty!

Lisa Gordon said...

For me, it's lots of salads and lots of ice cream in the summer.
Getting hungry just looking at all of these goodies!
xo.

Trac~ said...

Awesome pictures as always!! Stopping by to say hello. It's been a while since I've blogged or caught up with you so I wanted to pop in and say hi! Miss ya!

Laura said...

That ice cream looks awesome!

ritsa said...

I love tulips.
That photo of tulips is fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Perfection!:D

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