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Rumson, New Jersey
Rumson, New Jersey

The reader writes:

My birthday dinner: prime rib cooked medium rare, sweet potato fries, and the house Cabernet.

Yes! Thanks for the shot, and happy birthday.

Jasper, Tennessee
Jasper, Tennessee

The reader writes:

If you’ve had one of these, odds are you are from the Southeast.

As the temperature rises into the low 90s here in Southeast Tennessee and with the annual arrival of summer humidity, tomato plants set out in early spring are beginning to produce ripe tomatoes. For me, this means tomato sandwiches for breakfast and occasionally a snack at night. So simple to prepare, but so good.

I say simple, but for the uninitiated, here are instructions on preparing a tomato sandwich.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Tomato-Sandwich

My preferences include wheat bread and a little pepper.

Yeah you right! I like mine on the crappiest supermarket Bunny bread you can find. In fact, I’m going to go into the kitchen as soon as I post this and make me one. And I’ve already brushed my teeth and turned in for the evening, but you made me want one of these so, so bad.

UPDATE: As promised, my midnight snack:

St. Francisville, Louisiana
St. Francisville, Louisiana

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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