National Sandwich Day, and why sandwiches are important!


I apologize. I really do. I have eaten a ton of sandwiches in the last couple of weeks, and I have had the nerve to not blog about them. I could list them, because I keep track, but the reality is I would prefer to wait until I can list them, and put up some serious blogs.
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This Hobo Sandwich should get out of the gutter


I like a good cheesesteak without the cheese and I like grilled peppers and onions. I like to have a sandwich au jus, and I like a good sub roll. Mixed together, they should be tasty, with the steak being a little spicy, the peppers and onions being crisp, and the roll being soft but not falling apart.
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Fresh from someone else’s Garden: First Class Eggplant Parm on a garlic loaf


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….
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Smile while eating sandwiches at the Smiling Moose?


After a long day of work, a trip to home depot, and a girlfriend who was out with some co-workers, I really wanted something quick and easy. Sandwiches are perfect for that, especially when someone else makes one. So i went to this colorado chain named “The Smiling Moose” where I have had very tasty sandwiches before. They have a lot on their menu, and they have a great selection of veggies, meats, and cheeses. They not only have hot sandwiches, and cold sandwiches, they also have a build your own sandwich selection…. which made me very excited. I stood there staring at the menu, trying to decide what i wanted to build on my sandwich…. and then i saw it.

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Another Fine D’Deli Sandwich: Turkey, Siracha, Honey, Pesto, Roasted Garlic, Sunflower Seeds and lots of greens


This sandwich was another fine example of why my local deli is so great…. the encourage people to put lots of stuff on their sandwiches and be creative. they want you to take some time in the line and enjoy your time there.

I was working on my house and was sort of hungry, so my roommate and I went down to D’Deli. He went with the Bahn Mi, which is a favorite of mine, but I wanted a variation of it. I went with a big turkey sandwich, but on one side of the bread i put a little bit of Siracha, some roasted garlic, some honey, and some chipotle aioli. On the other side I put some pesto. And then some sunflower seeds. Then I put down some turkey, on the side with the pesto. Then on top of that I put down some carrots…. then some sprouts… then some mixed greens. there was some fresh basil and cilantro in there. there were some red peppers in there as well… all in all, it was a very flavorful sandwich. here is a picture of it… being yummy.

But I think something went wrong somewhere….
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Garlic, Horseradish Cheese and Fried Egg on a Cornbread Tostada


So we have already covered that Dunkin Donuts is more american than Cornbread and American Cheese, so i had to step it up a little with this next breakfast sandwich. I wasn’t feeling super creative, but I had already had my donut for the morning from Dunkies….. I decided I would try and mix it up a little with something between southern comfort food, and a little more exotic sandwich.
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Another yummy D’Deli Sandwich, inspired by soup


So it rained all weekend, but we aren’t going to talk about that. My roommate and I really wanted soups, so we went to the google machine. I knew what the answer was going to be, but I asked, “where to get good soup, golden CO” and sure enough, D’Deli showed up as the number one option.

We walked down there in the drizzle, and waited inside to order…. i opted for the soup and sandwich combo, because it was a cold day, but i wanted something more than soup. I also wanted a sandwich to warm me up, but not a hot sandwich. that is what the soup was for. I ordered a turkey sandwich on white bread, with some special love.

I am going to give you a list of the ingredients… can you guess the order that they went on the sandwich? Please leave your comment below. Turkey, Roasted Garlic, Honey, Siracha, terryaki sauce, sprouts, roasted red peppers, basil, cilantro, corn and beans, carrots, crispy fried onions, and S&P. Now you tell me the order, but here is a picture of the soup and sandwich combo to get your mouth watering!