- Epic Sandwich
- Yummm, With Great Pleasure…
Big sandwichTwo thickly sliced (no-pre-sliced bread) Crunchy, peasant bread with sesame seeds
A layer of mayonnaise Hellmann’s (not Miracle Whip) and Whole Grain mustard.
Two thick slices of home roasted turkey (not the slimy deli kind)
One thick slice of Virginia ham (Boar’s Head)
Two thick slices of Munster Cheese
One slice of Swiss cheese
Slices of ripe avocado (don’t you hate it when it’s underripe?)
Broccoli Sprouts (so you feel really healthy)
Lettuce and Ripe Summer tomatoes
Sweet mini-gherkins near or on the sandwich
Cut the sandwich in half on the diagonal
Healthy (HA!) Potato Chips on the side
Diet Root Beer for your beverage
For Dessert: Two Oreos( double stuffed), dipped in milk, and a piece of dark chocolate
When I was growing up, my dad never cooked a thing. Ever. It was my mom’s “role” and we never questioned it, nor did she. Once in a while, however, he would “prepare” lunch and it would take a lot of time (A LOT OF TIME) making each one of us the perfect sandwich.
Layers of ham, turkey, cheese, washed and dried crispy iceberg lettuce, pickles. Sometimes he would serve them on trays, with flowers on the side and a few cookies for dessert. It may have taken a while before we could eat and we probably complained (which in retrospect was not very nice) but what we received was so special, each one made according to the individual’s preferences. He paid special attention to little details, everything had to be perfect. They were large, hard to eat sandwiches but they were so tasty and beautiful to look at.
My mother invited my sister to lunch today and my sister said she would bring sandwiches. Our mother’s idea of a sandwich is slapping a piece of turkey between two slices of bread. She never cared about presentation or food but Dad really did.
It’s surprising what you remember when those you love have passed, I haven’t thought of my dad’s famous sandwiches in years. I’d give anything though, to have just one more bite. It may have taken him hours to make us a sandwich but he always made them with love, great, big, love. I miss you, Dad.