Being a regular tease, Welsh rabbit (or rarebit) is an old UK appetizer that contains zero rabbit. America was an early adopter of this imposter, which is just the right dish to lead your true-to-the-times menu. (Our recipe comes from the official site for Colonial Williamsburg -- and calm down, they were still eating this stuff in the 1700s.) So first, crank your broiler to preheatin' mode. Slosh a cup of beer, two teaspoons of mustard powder, a quarter of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce in a saucepan, and get that stuff boiling. Slowly whisk in one-and-a-half cups of grated cheddar cheese, making sure you melt everything before you add more. Add two tablespoons of butter, whisk until it's not lumpy, sprinkle in some salt, and set it aside.
Put four to six tomato slices on the rack of the broiler pan, and keep 'em there until they're lightly browned. Pour the cheese over some pieces of toast, slap on the tomato slices, and then broil until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Commence snacking.