Thursday, September 20, 2007

Perfect Sandwiches

There are three perfect sandwiches. If I were to open a restaurant it would only serve these three sandwiches, with variations; potato chips or fritos for a side; milk or coffee for beverages; chocolate chip cookies or chocolate cake for dessert.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
The perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich would be made with fresh white bread, Skippy or Jif peanut butter, and grape or strawberry jam. Variations: a) bread may be toasted b) potato chips, bananas, and/or raisins may be added.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches
Toasted white bread, crisp bacon, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and mayonaise are the ingredients for the perfect BLT. Mayonaisse is optional and butter can be added.
Variations: untoasted bread, peanut butter, and/or sliced cheese.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
To make the best grilled cheese sandwich use white bread, regular American or cheddar cheese (no non-fat cheeses allowed as they don't melt as well), and butter. The bread must be buttered on both sides of each slice and grilled in a pan, over the stove, until golden brown with the cheese melted inside. Variations: crips bacon and/or tomatoes.

The potato chips would be either Lays or Jays -- no ruffles. Only original Fritos, no knock offs.

Chocolate chip cookies would be homemade Tollhouse cookies and the chocolate cake would be layered with thick chocolate frosting in the middle and on the top.

I do admit that sub sandwiches can be tasty, that hamburgers are good, that a turkey sandwich using left over Thanksgiving turkey is yummy (add mayo, lettuce, and cranberry sauce). Wraps are a new addition to the sandwich genre but I insist that the PB&J, BLT, and Grilled Cheese are the traditional best.

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