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Old 04-07-2016, 09:21 AM   #21
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My secret sandwich passion is hard-boiled egg and cress mixed into mayonnaise on sliced bread. Very basic but soothing when you're tired and hungry but can't face making or eating a humungous Triple D offering. I like others too but egg and cress is great comfort food.

I like to watch Triple D for the sandwiches. I don't think we have quite got a grip on the American style of sandwich over here although I did draw the line at the huge roll with everything but the kitchen sink in it with a large measure of meat gravy poured over the whole sandwich. It looked like it would serve three people but was for one person!
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:10 PM   #22
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:24 PM   #23
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I'm no longer a bread eater, but occasionally make it using alternative flours and so on. My three favorite sandwiches, in no particular order:

1. Reuben

2. Grilled cheese

3. Gyro
I am also not a bread eater. I have done reuben soup melted cheese on a chickpea and carrot waffle...made with a bit of chickpea flour. I've also done dehydrated carrots and lettuce in a "round" to use as a wrap for a BLT.
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Old 04-07-2016, 03:36 PM   #24
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My secret sandwich passion is hard-boiled egg and cress mixed into mayonnaise on sliced bread. Very basic but soothing when you're tired and hungry but can't face making or eating a humungous Triple D offering. I like others too but egg and cress is great comfort food.

I like to watch Triple D for the sandwiches. I don't think we have quite got a grip on the American style of sandwich over here although I did draw the line at the huge roll with everything but the kitchen sink in it with a large measure of meat gravy poured over the whole sandwich. It looked like it would serve three people but was for one person!
You are so right Mad Cow. Unfortunately in this country we seem to think more is better. It used to be that you sent your kid off to school in the morning with a sandwich of two slices of white bread covered with either mustard or mayo. Then you put one or two slices of baloney and one or two slices of cheese. A single Hostess cupcake for dessert, maybe a piece of fruit and change to buy a drink if you didn't have a boxed drink that was loaded with sugar on hand. Now kids are handed enough money to buy several slices of pizza, or a large sub with "every thing but the kitchen sink" on the way to school. No wonder we seem to have an epidemic of obesity in this country.

As adults we eat out at restaurants that pile our plates right to the edge. And then there are all the sides that go with it. You end up taking a doggie bag with you when you leave. Unless you are a laborer digging ditches all day, there is no way any normal person can clean their plate.

I have never been a big eater. In fact when I make a sandwich now, I use one slice of bread, cut it in half and remove the crust. It doesn't make a big sandwich. But it fills me.

My daughter took me out to eat for my birthday. We both ordered the fried clam plate. Hold the French Fries. So they gave us a few extra clams and a huge pile of fried onions. I ate about four or five of the clams, and I was full. My daughter did a little better than me. We both took a doggie bag home. They had no child's menu. I will often order from that if it is allowed.

Yup! We are a country of piggies when it comes to eating.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:26 PM   #25
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Oh no...not another attack on the open faced roast beef. That's been done to death.

Addie, things have greatly changed since your kids were little. In my family, there is no way my daughters would send my grandchildren to school with "enough money to buy several slices of pizza" and call it good. They bring nutritious lunches from home, which doesn't include a Hostess cupcake, btw. It's unfair to paint American families with school children with such a wide brush. As far as American restaurants, I'm thankful that many of them offer senior servings and/or half plates nowadays. We have many choices in restaurant fare, and free will.

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Gosh, as far as fave sandwiches...I love so many of the ones already mentioned. I grill tri tip often and love the leftovers thinly sliced on a toasted onion bun with a horseradish/mayo blend. Peanut butter and honey on a good, dense whole wheat is a fave standby when there's not much else on hand....I love egg salad with chopped cucumber on a half bagel. Reubens and BLT's, too...! I've gotten lots of good ideas from this thread.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:51 PM   #26
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What Sandwiches Really Float Your Boat?

There's a place at our favorite vacation spot that serves a bacon and lobster sammie on marble rye that's to die for. The serving is big enough to split.

DH and I almost always split our restaurant meals.

Love me a good reuben, BLT, peanut butter-honey-banana, cochinita pibil tacos, and many more.

Many of my schools I worked at were low income, and parents never sent their kids to school with extra money, they didn't have any extra money. Plus, there was no place to buy anything on the way to school. Our school cafeterias here actually serve decent food, not just chicken nuggets and soggy fries. I ate it myself. Our local high school has downright haute cuisine, beautiful cafeteria and excellent food, sort of like a mall food court with healthy choices.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:30 PM   #27
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I'm in the "so many choices" camp, too.
~ Grilled cheese with bread-and-butter pickles, slices of good tomato, or crisp bacon
~ Tuna melt
~ Open-faced grilled cheese: whole-wheat bread, lightly toasted, then topped with wafer-thin raw mushrooms and thin slices of Jarlsberg or Fontina cheese, popped under the broiler until the cheese melts and starts to brown
~ Peanut butter and honey on honey wheat bread - or raisin cinnamon bread
~ A GOOD grilled beef burger, medium rare, topped with sauteed mushrooms and Swiss cheese.


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...It used to be that you sent your kid off to school in the morning with a sandwich of two slices of white bread covered with either mustard or mayo. Then you put one or two slices of baloney and one or two slices of cheese. A single Hostess cupcake for dessert, maybe a piece of fruit...
So many things wrong with that lunchbox by today's standards. Whole-grain bread instead of squishy white, no processed meat, no cupcakes or anything sweet. You can still have that piece of fruit, though.

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As adults we eat out at restaurants that pile our plates right to the edge....
I have yet to eat at a restaurant where they have the server hold a gun to your head until you clean that plate. I always ask for a carry-out container when I order. I always move at least half off my plate to take home. Himself waits until he's full before he gives in and gets his container, too.

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Yup! We are a country of piggies when it comes to eating...
More like restaurants like to pile plates high to please people. I'm please I won't have to cook the next day.

Dawg, I wish Himself was willing to share. It would be so much cheaper that way. But no, he wants his own, so we take leftovers home almost all of the time. Stubborn old man.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:45 PM   #28
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CG, DH and I are similar enough in size and height, and our appetites are similar. He can eat a bit more than I, and polishes off whatever I might have left. Splitting meals makes a whole lot of sense to us, and it really saves a lot of dinero!

Himself is probably bigger than you.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:20 PM   #29
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Indeed he is, Dawg, by about 9 inches in height and 100 pounds in heft. It used to be only 7 1/2 inches, but I'm the only one who seems to be shrinking. Still, he usually ends up taking enough leftovers home that would have worked for me had I also had a small salad or cup of soup. But nooooo, he has to have his OWN meal. His logic is that we end up with a second meal that doesn't cost extra. I tell him that I could make a better-tasting "second meal" from scratch for a lot less money - and he doesn't have to tip me for serving since he serves himself.
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:57 PM   #30
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My favorite is the little ritual when I get the first ripe tomato from one of our 2 plants. We make a BLT with that fresh picked tomato!
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