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9.16.2008

Some Variations on Toast Hawaii Before I Hop Across The Pond


Well folks I fly to London tomorrow with my generous Auntie Mame for a wedding. This trip is an early 40th birthday present and will be a chance for us to have some fun like the old days. My aunt and I have had some adventures in Costa Rica, Budapest, Vienna, Miami, New York. But with my lack of funds and Certain Someone on the scene, we haven't had a good 'girl ' trip in a while.Her associates are getting married and we will spend a day in half in London, and then move onto the village of Thame .Unfortunately I wont be meeting any bloggers due to time restraints. Would you believe I have three on my list!Not to worry because I know one at least is coming to Chicago shortly.And yesterday I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Blog Princess who was visiting Chicago.

So in my haste to get things done but take care of Certain Someone for dinner,I decided on one of his favorites,Toast Hawaii. I had blogged about this before.But this time I had made some variations. I was in a fish mood and he was in a ham mood. So I got to thinking about tuna melts. What if I used the cheese and pineapple principle of toast Hawaii with a shrimp salad? So I made up both versions.Rather buttering bread,I used mayonnaise.
Then topped with either ham or shrimp salad, then fresh pineapple rounds,and then a combo of both Muenster and Colby Cheeses. Certain Someone normally uses Gouda, but he liked this mix because the Muenster melted so well. He even liked the milder shrimp salad version.
The shrimp salad was made with some frozen shrimp thawed,Old Bay,a bit of minced celery, cayenne peeper, salt, and mayo.Use your favorite recipe for the shrimp salad.My honey had a massive appetite I hope he behaves while I'm gone and eats healthy.I hope to have some posts from my trip and I'll stop by and visit you guys when I get back.

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34 comments:

maybelle's mom said...

the pineapple and cheese sounds delish. have a great and safe trip.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Have a fun and safe trip with your Auntie Mame Courtney! Looking forward to some London photo's.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's a wonderful speciality! Such scrumptious toasts are always welcome in my plate ;-P!

Have a great trip and travel safely!

Cheers,

Rosa

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

buon viaggio and Happy Birthday!!

TeachGirl said...

That looks sooo good! Now I'm in the mood for some toast... :)

Have a fun trip and a happy birthday!

Maryann said...

As I tell my sons..Fly with the angels, Courtney :)

Ivy said...

Courtney, you may be getting me comment twice as just when I posted my comment we had internet failure so I am not sure if you got my message. Just told you that your toast was delicious and have fun with your trip and come back safe. Happy birthday.

kittie said...

Hey courtney! Have a wonderful trip, and hope the weather holds - it's actually been lovely here for the last few days... though maybe a wee bit chilly :)

Sorry to miss you this trip - fingers crossed for next time!

Dharm said...

Have a great trip and hope you have a ball of a time!

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Have a great trip Courtney!!! I have family all through London and the rest of England. I wish I was going~

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Have an AMAZING trip!!!! I LOVE London.

These toasts look fabulous.

Rosie said...

Your toast look delsih Coco and wishing you a wonderful trip, have a great time!

Rosie x

Luca and Sabrina said...

Wonderful toast Glamah! We love it so much! Have a fantastic trip under London sky! Could you take us with you?!!!!!
lots of love
Sabrina&Luca

Megan said...

Have a great time. Cant wait to see some pics. That toast looks great. :)

Deborah said...

Have fun in London! I've only been there once, and it was only for a day and a half, so I have really been wanting to go back.

This toast sounds delicious! Definitely not your ordinary toast!

Heather said...

DAYUM. That.

And god bless you, girl, for using mayo instead of butter. Dang but I want to make myself sick on a plate of that.

Have a great time in Merry Old England.

Darius T. Williams said...

Of course, the food looks good. Have fun overseas!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Nik Snacks said...

I've learned something new today! Thanks. I've never heard of toast hawaii or anything like it. I think this is wonderful!

I hope you're enjoying yourself in Londontown :)

Dhanggit said...

this is my type of recipe, simple but delicious !! the pineapple and cheese combo sounds awesome! can't wait to hear from your london trip!! ya wedding is always nice

Kate / Kajal said...

have a gr8 trip girl ... i love all this cheesy deliciousness here. Yum tuna melts !!

Lori Lynn said...

Love Retro Food posts!
I never heard of Toast Hawaii but I sure ate a lot of melted muenster cheese in the 60's. It was our household favorite.
Have a great trip.

chou said...

Have fun! I can't wait to try these and hear about your trip. Not necessarily in that order, of course. :)

Paz said...

Delicious! Lucky Certain Someone.

Have a fun and safe trip.

Paz

jasmine said...

Sound like an interesting treat.

Have lots of fun in London. My v. favourite city on this planet.

j

Ivy said...

I hope you are having a great time abroad but when you come back there is an award and a meme for you. http://kopiaste.org/2008/09/cypriot-rice-pilaf-with-vermicelli-an-award-and-a-meme/

Emiline said...

Have a jolly-good time in London! Eat lots of food! Take lots of pics! Drink some tea. Meet the queen.

Holly Pinafore said...

You have a wonderful blog! I love it. If you're a real foodie (you seem like one), you should check out the website www.behindtheburner.com for tips and tricks on all things culinary.

Holly

Dee said...

The Hawaiian Toast sounds delish! And I wish I had an Aunt Mamie too. Happy birthday in advance, and I KNOW you'll have a blast in London. Be safe.

p/s
You MADE me buy Absolut Pear ;) I know it's not quite Xante, but it may work, no?

Cynthia said...

Hope you're having a great time.

Nina Timm said...

Hawaii toast.....can it get any better than this??????Nope! Enjoy your trip!!!

Maggie said...

The ham version sounds so good!! I hope you have a blast on your trip.

Blog Princess G said...

Anything like that... so melty, so heavenly... is perfection in my book. :)

Blog Princess G said...

And it was my greater pleasure to meet you at last, O Glamah-rous one. :)

Jeanne said...

Ooooh, cheese toasties! I love any sort of bread topped with melty cheese and these both sound lovely, especially the combination of cheeses. So sorry I coudl not meet up with you in London but I'll see you soon in Chicago - yippeee!

Your trip with your Aunty Mame sounds like the girly trips my mom and I used to do :)