Monday, October 17, 2005

Recipe blogging!

We went to a family party this weekend where the entrées were rigatoni and Italian beef sandwiches. Ben loves pasta—indeed, noodles of all kinds—but he was also drawn to the sandwich rolls beside the pot o' beef. He insisted on having his pasta in sandwich form, asked for seconds, and then had another pasta sandwich for breakfast the next day.

Pasta Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 sandwich roll
1 scoop of pasta with sauce

Assembly:

Spoon pasta onto roll. Serve.
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Of course, there are many other sandwich options to suit every taste. As a kid, I liked a good ketchup sandwich: ketchup spread on white bread. A friend of mine reports eating mayonnaise sandwiches. And you can't beat the simplicity of a butter sandwich.

What's your favorite nontraditional sandwich?

25 comments:

Mona Buonanotte said...

It used to be a sugar sandwich...white bread, tons of butter, spoonfuls of white sugar. Now it would put me in a coma.

Charlie said...

Tuna fish sandwich with sweet pickles. I'm not sure how non-traditional it actually is, but it sure seems to throw a lot of people for a loop.

JT said...

When I was a kid, I know I ate salami sandwiches with ketchup on white bread. My mother insists that never happened, but we had a nanny, so what she never saw won't hurt her.

Charlie, you're not alone -- I like my tuna mixed with mayo and sweet relish. I don't know anybody else who does.

Orange said...

Tuna? Salami? Pickles? Bleah. Sugar and butter? Now you're talking! I kinda have a hankering for the Mona sandwich right about now.

Pisser said...

This sounds like a soup opera..."Ben was drawn to the sandwich rolls..."

Yes, I said soup opera. All this talk of sammiches makes me giddy.

My cousin made mayo ones but I prefer potato chip jobbies.

Krupskaya said...

Favorite childhood sneaks:

-- Sugar sandwiches, without butter. Just white sugar on white bread.

-- Ketchup sandwiches. On white bread.

-- Mayo sandwiches. On white bread

-- Two pats of butter with a spoonful of PB and a squirt of honey between them.

*ponders thighs thoughtfully*

Orange said...

Wow, Krup—you're a condiment sandwich epicure!

My sister invented this delightful spread for graham crackers: margarine with brown sugar blended in. If we were tired of graham crackers, we could also just eat the margarine and brown sugar straight from the spoon.

I believe it was my grandma who introduced me to butter/peanut butter sandwiches.

JT said...

Orange, that reminds me of what my mom used to make me when I had a sore throat -- egg noodles tossed with butter, cinnamon and sugar. Heaven! (Except for the time she grabbed the salt by accident. I've never let her forget that one.)

And oh, my kingdom for a Fluffernutter! I never had them growing up but once I did, I was shocked at how much time was wasted. Of course, you're talking to a mom who can't even give her kids PB&J.... which is really just not fair to any of us.

Ellen said...

Pumpernik's deli in Montreal had a tongue sandwich on potato pancakes instead of bread. Talk about rich!

I smuggled the pastrami version through customs for my mother when I came back to the States.

the nut said...

Jelly and butter on wheat bread!!

and I still say you need to try that American Chop Suey concoction we love 'round here.

Anonymous blogger said...

Any sandwich that can be made and eaten over the kitchen sink either because its messy, or because it is a sandwich of such uniqueness that it couldnt possibly be bridled by a plate. Or I was too lazy to move that far fro the fridge to sit down and the sink was the closest thing nearby that would negate me having to sweep up crumbs. I think I lost my lazy card though, all thats too much planning to keep up with my lazy requirements.

ks said...

Ben actually got to mine first! We used to have bread and butter with our spaghetti when I was growing up. We'd always put the spaghetti on the bread and enjoy. When I do it now, my husband won't watch! He doesn't know what he's missing.....

Piece of Work said...

cucumber and mayo on white squishy bread. Peanut butter and banana. Cream cheese and olive. And of COURSE tuna with sweet pickles!

Krupskaya said...

Yeah, my tastes aren't the most highbrow.

When I was living in Russia, my favorite supper was slightly-undercooked scrambled eggs with cheese spread on fresh bread, a Coke, and a cigarette.

Again with pondering the thighs.

kathie said...

I have to vote for the sugar ball sandwich...spread butter on the most unhealthy white bread you can find, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon and roll it into a ball. The trick is to use a lot of butter. Can you say, this broad grew up in a family who severly restricted sweet treats???? Yeah, that's what you get when you do that.

teh l4m3 said...

Just spread some ripe avocado topped with aioli between two pieces of country-style potato bread. Mm-mm.

Lisa said...

I got nothin'.

A little nausea, actually...but that's all.

Orange said...

I just learned of the existence of the British sandwich called the chip butty: chips (fries) on bread with butter. How is it possible that this is not an American invention? HOW??

The Assimilated Negro said...

I like "hot mama" sandwiches. Take a hot mama and put her between two slices of assimilated negro.

or I guess I could go between two hot mama slices ...

any combo of hot mamas and the assimilated negro basically works.

hold the bread ... but bring on the condoments.

Pebon said...

Peanut butter and Nutella. That's a friend's recipe, not mine, but she always loved it. I personally prefer crunchy peanut butter and grape jelly over anything else. Call me old-fashioned, I guess.

I got here from Maine's blog, in case you're wondering. I think I'm going to stick around, it seems pretty nice here. If you want me to, anyway. ;-)

Orange said...

Wow, who knew how many new commenters would be drawn by sandwich blogging? Come one, come all—but could you make me a sandwich, please?

Anonymous said...

Many old favourites listed. Peanut butter + butter, potato chips, fries, etc. My personal faves? Banana sarmie, beetroot sarmie, tomato sarmie - starting to see a pattern here?
Suezboo

puffintoad said...

Peanut butter and mayonnaise. Try it.

BabyPink said...

i totally love mayonnaise sandwiches! i'm the only one who eats them in my family and among my friends, though.:)

Psycho Kitty said...

I am so late for this conversation but when has that ever stopped me?
Peanut butter and sauerkraut. I'm not kidding.