Now when I was young, sandwiches were a poor man's art form. You made anything you can eat into a sandwich, stuck it in a paper bag and went to work. That's what my grandfather did, that is what my dad did and that is what I used to do (my wife still gets to do that). You looked into the fridge and cupboards and found out what you were going to eat that day.
It's all in the planning you say! This dog is shakin' his head at you dear one! On a limited budget, many times it is what you scrape up outside the cave entrance that becomes your lunch. A little of this and then a little of that, sprinkle a little spice, pepper it up a bit but you avoid too much salt because you don't want to have to drink much water at work, bathroom breaks an' 'nat.
Balogna, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, horseradish, salad dressing, you name it we used it. We were even a whiz at making cheese whiz sandwiches. marshmallow fluff, jelly, butter, cream cheese, honey, karo syrup, a can of beef stew, anything is possible with sandwiches, anything!
Now when my dad was going to work we would fry him up some Spam and slap it onto a slab of bread, close it up with another pillowy slab of bread and off he went to work. Easy, yet simple and sublime. If we had a condiment handy it got slathered on too. I spammed a few of these sandwiches to work myself over the years. Good sandwiches, always filled me up and satisfied me too.
Sandwich making is a delicate operation. The size and scope of it cannot be ignored. First the space and surface must be clean and clear, ready to take new things without adding anything. I hate a soggy piece of bread. A good bread is a terrible thing to waste. keep your surfaces dry, clean and free of destritus.
Next the additions to the bottom half of the sandwich, what gets added may mask the bread but we all know the bread is still down there. So what do you put on it? It is a balancing act for everyone. Each has their differing tastes, wants and needs. You make the sandwich so you better want to eat it when you get to work. (Work and sandwiches seem to be on my mind this week.)
So, after that you add specials, condiments an' nat. Bottom or top of the bread, on the meat, before the pickles, after the pepper. There is a special process involved and you know what I mean by that don't you? We each have a WAY, so we make our sandwich OURS.
"anyways" as my Mom says, tell me about your thoughts on sandwiches.
Well it is all about what ever you want or what ever you have at the moment, make me a sandwich Be-otch!.
(Sorry, my wife and I say that to each other all of the time as a term of endearment).
Make me your best sandwich. leave nothing to chance, tell me all of the ingredients you would use to make your Ultimate sandwich concoction.