Make Me A Sandwich

Yummy veggie sandwich

This is the yummy veggie sandwich I used to get at our office building cafรฉ BC. How I miss it… and my office! I’m one of those odd people who like working in an office every day. And I liked going to school way back when too. ๐Ÿ“š

At first, I was gonna riff on the whole “sand witch” thing, but a billion people got there first. I hate when that happens. Which it always does. Instead, I will reminisce about the time that I actually got out of bed to make a guy a sandwich and he complained later that I hadn’t baked him a lasagna. True story for the #paulacanpickem file.

Anyway. The veggie sandwich isn’t my very favorite sandwich; it’s just my favorite that I used to get while working. My favorite is probably a grilled cheese and tomato. I’ve experimented with various breads and different cheeses, and I have to say that I always return to rye bread and American cheese. I also like my grilled cheese very well done, almost burnt, not golden like they serve it in restaurants.

Grilled cheese sandwich

Another favorite sandwich is loxonabagel. Yes, all one word like that. Most of the time, I have this deliciousness open-faced, but it still counts as a sandwich.

Lox and bagel

Please note how it’s perfectly fine and even recommended (by yours truly) to dot the cream cheese with capers, but I’d rather not have onions on my loxonabagel sandwich. And please no tomato! Save that for grilled cheese. Keep your sandwich fixings in their lanes.

Yes, I know there is tomato in this photo. I am just saying. The only way to know your loxonabagel is better sans tomato is to have one with tomato, amirite? ๐Ÿคฃ

Moving on. Some people call a hamburger a sandwich… are you one of them?

Cheeseburger CD holder

I think it’s acceptable! The point is to have a thing between two other separate things. I’m defining it that way to eliminate stuff like pie, which is #notasandwich, but to include sandwich cookies, which we will discuss in depth soon. You didn’t think I was going to end this post without talking about cookies, did you? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Anyway. Here we have a bun (hun), which is two separate bread pieces, and it creates a convenient way to hold the things inside, which we then can nom while continuing to lose at cards, just as the Earl of Sandwich envisioned. Of course, we must not nom on the pictured cheezberder because it is a CD holder and that would be gross.

Five years ago, when we were living like normal humans, relatively speaking, my eldest took me to a wonderful high tea in Northern California. We had the most scrumptious little cucumber sandwiches and other delights and pastries, and of course many pots of lovely tea. ๐Ÿ’–

High tea

Before I bring the dessert cart, please allow me to pay tribute to one of the best combos ever invented: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Peanut butter and jelly

My favorite combo is Jif smooth PB with blackberry or strawberry jam (not jelly) on whole wheat. What’s yours?

Okay, onto the sandwich cookie! Oreo has a baZillion flavors out now, some totes ridonkulous, but I must admit that besides the Double Stuf original flavor, I thought the cookie dough was pretty tasty.

Cookie dough Oreos

Up in Northern California (again ~ they have yummo food!), my daughter treated me to this divine hazelnut pastry at an Italian bakery.

Hazelnut sandwich pastry

So so good!

In my fantasy of living a normal life again, whenever that may happen, if it even ever does… I’ll walk into a restaurant without worrying about the last time everything was soaked in bleach, order a sandwich at the counter without fretting over how close people are standing to me, and calmly eat my lunch in a booth with my mind on my blog or a book or work or family or friends or whatever thing other than the you know what!


Images all mine.

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28 responses to “Make Me A Sandwich

  1. Veggie sandwich looks delicious!

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  2. I love this whole post full of nommy deliciousness! PB & Jam, yes! Don’t use jelly, it’s just sugar and doesn’t spread properly. Whole wheat or honey wheat please.
    On the O-R-E-O subject, I must say I’m very disappointed that I can’t find the ‘uh oh’ Oreos…the ones with the vanilla cookie & choco cream. Bums me out, man…

    I’ve never tried maters on a grilled cheese…hmmmm…. bacon is good in grilled cheese. Nom nom nom! I like to eat a plain mater sammie. Just bread, a little mayo, masters, salt & pepper. Oh man, why did I give out tomatoes to Younger Daughter๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜น now I’m really bummed.

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  3. Thanks for participating in today’s sandwich fest. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Next time I’m in the supermarket I’m going to look for choc-chip oreo cookies. I’ve only seen vanilla, mint, and choc. icing here so far.

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  4. So many yummy options! I’m fussy about bagels. They’ve got to be from a Jewish deli, not the crap you find in the grocery store.

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  5. Wow I love how melty the cheese is in your melted cheese and tomato sandwich.
    What kind of cheese is that?

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  6. Veggie sandwich looks tasty and I loves me some tea sandwiches. Grilled cheese is awesome, as are Oreos. You’ve covered all the bases.

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  7. There is not one sandwich inthis post that I would not be more than happy to eat!

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  8. Seriously hungry. That cheese sandwich is the one for me.


  9. A scrumptious post. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  10. I like grilled American cheese and tomato on rye as well. My favorite bagel sandwich is nova, cream cheese, and sliced cucumbers (instead of onions โ€” Iโ€™m not a fan of raw onions) on a toasted onion bagel. And speaking of cream cheese, have you ever substituted peanut butter with cream cheese and had a CC&J (preferably with strawberry jam)? It taste like youโ€™re eating a strawberry cheesecake sandwich. Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  11. Makes me wish I still ate bread. ::drool:: And totally no tomato on lox!

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  12. Agree.. No tomato on lox but I like a pumpernickel bagel! There was a lawsuit somewhere in my area in which a sammich shop sued a strip mall because they allowed a burger joint to open., It seems there had been a clause in the contract banning another sandwich shop in the same small. The judge rulesd that a burger was not a sandwich!

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  13. Same mall, not small. Lol.

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  14. Wow! Everything looks yummy!

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  15. As I am reading your early pandemic posts it looks like you were already really struggling even way back then. How are you doing now? For me there really hasn’t been much change between being cooped up with my about to be ex-spouse in TN, even pre-pandemic, since I didn’t leave the house many days as it was, at least depending on the time of year, and now being cooped up with my continuing to fall apart mentally and physically mom who I guess I will be living with and caring for until her of the pandemic’s end, whichever comes first. If I’m lucky, they might occur concurrently. I doubt I will be that lucky.


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