I eat out occasionally, but usually I make a sandwich for lunch. Sandwiches are OK, but sometimes they're not. Sometimes I can't help but think of the more interesting and exotic lunches others might be having.

Dug might be feasting on sushi.

Mark is almost sure to be eating well somewhere in downtown Salt Lake City. (I bring this upon myself since I often ask him what he ate for lunch. Strangely he doesn't blog about it.)

Elden could be eating a Chipotle burrito.

At least I've upgraded my sandwiches in the last few years. I used to go cheap - too cheap. Now at least I get good, multi-grain bread. I've moved up from Miracle Whip to Mayonnaise (thanks to Elden's evangelizing). And after too many years of plain yellow mustard I use spicy brown mustard now. The meat and cheese are about the same, but with more variety than in the past. And I've added lettuce.

Even upgraded I'm sure there are many who would consider this still a very basic, and perhaps unacceptable, sandwich. Hey, I'm not asking you to eat it. I can't escape the fact that food is fuel, and not many drivers buy Supreme gas (especially these days). So a basic meal is OK, for me.

I'm not immune to the joy of food. Discovering sushi 6-7 years ago was a revelation. And even switching to Mayonnaise has been a small but pleasant new flavor.

The Happy Sumo Vegas roll

Eating well (not to excess) is one of the simple pleasures of life. Although it seems to get tangled up in cycling, as Mark explored. I just accept food for the necessity and spice of life it is.

And now for something completely different:


UtRider said...

Get a little crazy one of these weeks and buy a bag of spinich to use instead of lettuce. I have a hard time eating a sandwich with plain old lettuce now.

Your mustard choice is great - that's the same variety we use at home. Very tasty.

Check the ingredients for your bread and see if it contains high fructose corn syrup. If it does see if you can find bread without it. Also, "whole grains" can be used as a marketing tool. Instead look for bread that is 100% whole wheat.

I'm so hungry right now that sandwich looks really, really good. The bowl of pho that's on the menu for lunch won't come soon enough!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me, but your sushi photo looks like an angel is on its hands and knees barfing up some green stuff

dug said...

that's some fancy condom on your kid's head.

Fatty said...

I am a HUGE fan of Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard -- I've mentioned it a couple times on my blog. Glad to see you're using it too. I keep a bottle in my minifridge at work and use it as a dip at snacktime with little carrots.

The only way I'd change your sandwich would be to put a couple slices of tomato on it.

KanyonKris said...

UtRider - I'll check the bread next time, and spinach sounds like a good way to mix it up.

irideiwrite - You're right, the pickled ginger and wasabi resemble what you described. Cool.

dug - You're pencil and string talk inspired me to start the birds and bees talk earlier. Obviously we've passed basic condoms and moved into the more advanced/exotic varieties. And he thought it was just a burst punching ball.

Fatty - Gulden's as a veggie dip! I just heard a trumpet fanfare. Yes, I should add tomato.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Sandwiches are yummy! Here in crazy California we add all sorts of tasty things like avocado (YUM!) and alfalfa sprouts.