Friday, November 14, 2008

The way of the sandwich

My mother makes the best sandwiches. She was always very deliberate and detailed about how she put a sandwich together. Some things related to food I am indifferent to, but I am quite particular about how my sandwiches are made. I have a list of rules that Mr. J often forgets.
  • I hate mayonaisse, but I need it on both sides of the bread. Very lightly.
  • Mustard goes on one side only
  • Cheese must not touch mayonaisse
  • Meat should be folded or layered somehow, not just placed flat in a stack on the bread
  • Lettuce should be shredded or one large leaf, not several small leaves
  • Tomatoes should be sliced thinly, with not too many seeds
  • Avocado should be mashed up into a paste and spread either on the bread or the meat
  • Cheese should not be on the same side as the meat
  • Pepperoncini peppers should be diced up small with the seeds removed
  • Deli meat sandwiches get salt and pepper at the end
It sounds more complicated than it is. If it sounds complicated, that's because it is.

6 comments:

Addicted Rantings said...

You are the female me!

Carie said...

My mom always made the worst sandwiches. In grade school she would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with one side wheat bread with a perfectly centered slab of margarine, and the other side wheat bread smeared with peanut butter and a cleverly disguised blob of margarine.

Makes me gag just thinking about it.

Carie said...

Oops, that was a perfectly centered slab of margarine UNDER blobs of strawberry jam. How could I forget to include that part?

Jade said...

That sounds truly awful; sometime I'll make you one my super yummy meat sandwiches and undo years of badness. :)

Cat said...

I agree I think you are the female AR!

Jade said...

Heh, well, my real initials are AR ... :)

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