It seems like there’s a day for everything even beyond the biggies of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas. And to tell you the truth I like it. I like celebrating even the simple things in life and a lot of times they are the very thing that make life interesting.
Well, tomorrow is one of those special days for something we use a lot, the sandwich. Yep, tomorrow Nov 3 is National Sandwich Day.
Sandwiches are an amazing invention. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. And they come in so many forms with fun names—hoagie, hero, grinder, sub, wedge.I’m not sure what a wedge is but if it’s a sandwich in any form I’m in. Fact is, it’s rare to find anyone who doesn’t have at least one favorite sandwich.
So how did this whole sandwich thing start you ask? It was born in London during the very late hours one night in 1762 when an English nobleman, John Montagu the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, was too busy gambling to stop for a meal even though he was hungry. It must be a guy thing. Women would have no problem stopping cards and going out for lunch.
But I digress...
The legend goes that Montagu ordered a waiter to bring him roast-beef between two slices of bread. The Earl was then able to continue his gambling while eating his snack and from that we have inherited that quick-food product that we now know as the sandwich.
It seems that old Montagu had the meat put on slices of bread so he wouldn’t get his fingers greasy while he was playing cards. God forbid he mess up the cards.
So my question to you is... What is your fave sandwich? BP&J, ham and Swiss, grilled cheese, a Rubin...don’t you just love Rubins...chicken salad, fried bologna, pastrami on rye?
IMHO the key to a really good sandwich is everything sliced really thin! You can put on layers but the meant and cheese have to be thin sliced. And there has to be mayo and maybe add chips and I don’t mean just eat chips with the sandwich but put the chips on the sandwich. Love the crunch!
So what about you? Got a fave sandwich and what do you thing makes a sandwich really yummy?