Sandwiches I appreciate
This morning, OMC thoughtfully packed me a lunch. Included in this lunch is a sandwich that I can only describe as questionable. This is your standard peanut butter sandwich with bananas and marshmallow fluff (during finals weeks, I am about as epicurean as, say, your average 6 year old). HOWEVER: OMC (perhaps hurriedly, I don’t really know, the dog was giving him her patent “give me peanut butter or I will totally dutch oven you tonight” look and I was all “OMG OMC my bus is leaving now) put the sandwich on RYE BREAD. Seriously, ew. Although, it’s totes nice and unexpected that he packed me a lunch, and I really can’t ask that much of the boy culinarily, so I will eat it and be satisfied. Sort of.
This brings me to a subject that I consider with feelings that I can only describe as “epic,” “frantic,” “often,” and “obsessively.” This is, of course, in as much as one can have a feeling that is epic or often, but you get the gist. This subject is: the almighty sandwich. There is nothing better than a sandwich, am I right?
The following is a list of my preferred sandwich combinations:
-The number one, unfuckwithable sandwich (in my humble eyes) is the egg sandwich. My ultimate egg sandwich: egg over easy (many egg sandwich devotees question this and prefer scrambled egg, but to them I say “fuck you”) + hot sauce + goat cheese + some kind of delicious crusty bread with which to sop up the runny eggness/hot sauce. Mornings, you will never be the same.
-Peanut butter + pickles + bread. I know, I know: unusual. But seriously, tasty goodness. I think it’s the salty/sweet thing.
-In the same vein, peanut butter + potato chips (a purist like me might insist on salt and vinegar chips, but to each, his/her own) + bread. The crunchiness is so unexpected! So fun!
-Peanut butter + honey + apple + tortilla. This is what I call the lazy man’s dinner. This is for days when I look in the fridge and think, “Oh. Shit. I haven’t gone grocery shopping in days.” This is for days when I think it’s acceptable to steal a tortilla from my roommate’s unending tortilla supply (thanks Andy!) and hunker down for a cheap and easy treat. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.
-The ham salad sandwich. Okay, yea, so, I’m a vegetarian. But my memories of this sandwich are beautiful. This is a gorgeous, delicious (and faintly disgusting) sandwich.
-Radishes + veganaise + swiss cheese (swiss is essential!!!) + tofurkey + toasted bread. This is what I ate every day of my junior year. Whatevskis. Radishes are the shit.
-Fried green tomatoes + veganaise + fake bacon + bread. This is the rich vegan man’s answer to the BLT. This is the sandwich of summer nights, when you are lucky enough to be sitting on my brother’s front porch with a cold beer and a dog by your side. Seriously: make your own fried green tomatoes. You won’t be disappointed.
-Cheddar cheese + honey crisp apples + apple butter + cinnamon raisin bread, all on the panini grill. This one I stole, and amended, from the Quiet Storm. Sometimes walking three blocks for a sandwich is more than one can ask of themselves, and for those times, there is this sandwich.
I have so many more sandwiches in my arsenal of “sandwiches I love.” That said: enlighten me, dear readers. What are your preferred sandwich combos?