Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Thanks to the Earl (of Sandwich)

I'm not sure where I got the idea from -- I'm pretty sure that it's not my own -- but a thought for a potentially yummy sandwich popped into my head the other evening. I tried it out today for lunch, and sure enough, I loved it. This one's going in the rotation. What is it?

-- 2 slices of thick, whole grain bread (I'm using Dark German wheat right now, the kind where the crust is studded with seeds)
-- 2 tbs cream cheese (I'm using light cream cheese, as I can't really tell the difference between it and regular)
-- 7 or 8 nice-sized strawberries, sliced.

Spread the cream cheese on both slices of bread, as you would mayo or butter or whatever. Fill the sandwich with the strawberries. Consume.

I love sandwiches, of nearly all types. I've been on a PB&J kick of late, but instead of the grape jelly that The Wife and The Daughter insist are proper for PB&J, I've been using strawberry, or raspberry, or the blueberry-rhubarb freezer jam that The Wife made some time back. I've also been doing good old tuna salad a bit. And of course there are the usual cold cuts, although I don't use those as much lately.

But yeah, the cream cheese-and-strawberry sandwich is terrific.


Thee Earl of Obvious said...

Sire, I beg thee to return to your normal luncheon of turkey leg and grog. This "sandwich" has people in the shire talking. There are rumors that his majesty has been seen trotting across the grounds wearing flip flops and that you put on white face cream and cucumber slices over your eyes at night.

your humble servant Earl

Kerry said...

I'm also a sandwich fan, the clean-out-the-fridge, multi-layered, mayonaised dagwood-type sandwich. Happy.

Lynn said...

I missed this somehow. Maybe I was more bothered by "moist" that I realized. (not!)

That sounds like an awesome sandwich and I really wish I could get the German dark bread out here. I don't think I've ever tried the wheat but I remember a dark German rye that I used to buy once in a while.

I prefer peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with strawberry jam, preferably Polaner All Fruit. Apple jelly is good too. About 20 years ago I thought I was losing my taste for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until I tried some unconventional flavors.

Anonymous said...

I was picturing a huge sandwich that you had made with 2 lbs of cream cheese. I now see that it included on 2 tbs of cream cheese.
When you think about it, "terrific" is an odd word to describe something that does not terrify.

That sounds like a good sandwich when you're extremely hungry and running low on provisions. I still enjoy cream of celery soup because it was so good when the cupboard (and belly) were bare.

My 8 year old came up with cinnamon on a hard boiled egg the other day; and it was good.

Eric P.