So, for those of you who don’t understand the reference, you probably don’t spend a lot of time on the internet, but here is the link for your reference. So anway, what does it mean when you see a double sandwich? Well, it could mean a couple of things….
I don’t normally make a habit out of going into whole foods, but every once in a while I will make a trip there. I always walk by the deli counter and think about getting a sandwich. There is always that lady standing right in front of the counter selling sandwiches by the pound. While the idea of serving sandwiches by the pound intrigues me, I think it sort of screams laziness.
I am probably one of the laziest people out there (as can be seen by the quality of my posts recently) but I think if you are going to be selling sandwiches as gourmet you can’t also be selling them as pre-made… Does anyone else see the issue I have with this?
So I leave the sandwich by the pound lady who is very nice, and take a look at the menu. I have not had a sandwich on focaccia in a while so that was my first decision. Then I decide on the meat… Roast beef wasn’t calling my name because I wanted to load up the veggies and I think that Rb works better with a simpler sandwich mist of the time. I went with the turkey…and loaded up with layers of veggies and sauces.
First came the sundried aioli. Then a layer of caramelized onions and roasted red peppers. Then the turkey, the thousand island dressing and the lettuce and tomato. I didn’t see them make it, but they did ask if I wanted it toasted. At first I wasn’t going to but decided it could only help.
So I get my sandwich and get rung up. The girl at the counter asked me if I had a sandwich punch card. Five sandwiches and you get the sixth free. Not a bad deal. $7 for a decent size sandwich is not that bad. What is bad is having to deal with the crappiest parking lots in history. Every whole foods has terribly designed parking lots…
Anyway, back to the sandwich… It was a little sloppy. I like sandwiches because you can pick them up and not need to worry about dropping things in your lap. Not so much with this slippery little sucker. Tasty, but messy.
Non – sandwich related:
I got a link from a few of my friends, and guest blogger extraordinaire, and it was about toaster bags, that would turn your toaster into a grill. Click here for the video! On the same day that I got that link, I purchased some Toast IT brand toaster bags that claim to do the same thing.
Well, here is my review, and the steps that I took to make myself a “Grilled Cheese” using the recommended methods.
Now I have set some standards for what is a sandwich, but I also have been questioned numerous times whether things count as a sandwich…. Everyone has their own idea of what a sandwich should be. If you watch the food network, you will see everything from a bite sized morsel to a pile of pig products on top of a loaf of bread. That is a pretty big range.
I think a sandwich is whatever you want it to be.
So after eating some sandwiches at weddings, making some meat balls with my mom, and having my fill of dunkin donuts iced coffee, Emily and I were finally back in Colorado, but little did my roommates know that I had brought them a couple of surprises….
I smuggled a couple of garden fresh eggplants from my parents garden… well not really smuggled, since there was nothing illegal about it, and they were given to me because my folks had way too many eggplants to know what to do with. The other surprise was a little bit more along the lines of a body in a bag….
My mom is great, plain and simple. She may not be the best cook around, but she does make some really good meatballs…. They were what I would ask for her to make me for special ocassions, like my birthday, and when I would stop by for a rare visit home from college. She uses a pretty simple recipe, which I will get up a little bit later, but the key to the good meatballs is the egg to meat ratio, which is 3 to 4 eggs per lb.
Well, I came home for a friends wedding, which was close to my parents house, and sure enough when my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner, my response was “MEATBALLS!!!” So she went to work making them….
Then Emily joined in, because she likes to help… I did eventually join in, even though I hate getting my hands dirty. I don’t mind doing the work and cooking, having meat and stuff stuck in between my fingers gives me the heebie-jeebies…
I made some garlic bread… with some good italian rolls, sliced in half, drizzled with olive oil, butter, garlic, oregano, basil, and a little bit of paprika, salt and pepper…. put it in the oven for 4 or 5 minutes on broil, and you are good to go…
Overall Rating: A-
Reason: Too much olive oil on the bread. it was a little messy. The meatballs were really tasty, but I would have made them bigger ( i tried, but I got scolded for goofing off…. silly mom)