“Meet me at The General Muir at 11:30am sharp.”
“Why yes, Vladi I’m free today. And I never say no to a sandwich. “
Unfortunately, Russia did not join me for lunch, but I did extend the invitation. I don’t see why he would in the future. Oops. I meant wouldn’t*
THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST. I am here to talk sandwiches and conduct some brief market research.
First things first:
A quick survey.
Tune in next week for the results.
What I love most about sandwiches:
A sandwich can range from just one simple ingredient, such as creamy peanut butter, to layers among layers of gourmet goodness.
I judge one’s personality by their sandwich choice.
"Is he a bologna white bread kind of guy? Or more of a decadent, chicken teriyaki foot long?"
Speaking of foot long, Subway was my jam circa 2004-2008. There was one located two blocks from my house in high school and I had a legit hook up. I won’t name any names but picture this: foot long sub, chips, fountain soda, AND A COOKIE for the price of a 6-inch veggie. SHHHH I didn’t just say that. Those were the days. It pains me to say, we have lost touch. Such is life.
Cut to college:
I was eating sandwiches a lot, like A LOT. I have all of the puffy-face-deleted-from-Facebook, pictures to prove it. I reflect back on my college eating habits and I begin to slowly hate myself. But no point in dwelling on the past. It was just a phase. The phase where I thought boiling pasta was cooking and I smothered everything in cheese and everything I ate was between two slices of bread. I also ate a lot of Nutella toast.
Currently, in my so-called “adult” life I have mastered a little thing called moderation. It’s not perfect yet, but I am on my way. I think.
My TOP 3 Sandwich choices:
Okay, this is SO difficult. Obviously, a Reuben but I’m thinking more of make at home type sandys.
1. Smoked Turkey & White Cheddar (mayo, romaine lettuce)
2. Herb Tuna Salad (mayo, mustard, celery, red onion, radish, dill)
3. Salami & Sprouts (mayo, Trader Joes aioli garlic mustard sauce, provolone)
As far as bread, I love Dave’s Killer Bread, fresh sourdough from the grocery bakery, or wrap that shit!
DAMN. I love wraps. We will save that for another post.
Do NOT get me started on Miracle Whip vs. Mayonnaise.
MAYONNAISE FOR LIFE.
WTF is Miracle Whip anyway? Freaking disgusting. (Sorry Miracle Whip, it’s just how I feel and I am just one tiny person)
More details on the above-mentioned mustard you ask?
I first had this mustard at a party with little smokies… aka cocktail wieners. And I about lost it.
I LOVE LITTLE SMOKIES.
If you ever lose me at a party I’m usually hovering over the crock pot.
MY MOUTH IS WATERING.
Oh, you know how I mentioned Putin early?
I’ll conclude with this; a recipe for Russian Egg Salad.
Let me know how it goes. Drop me an email. Let’s hang.
Next time on Almost Balanced Foodie,
I know you were expecting this post to be about Lemon Bars Royale… but I got so excited about sandwiches. Next week… LEMON BARS. The most refreshing summertime- zesty, rot your teeth sugary treat.