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Your childhood sandwich?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. I'm sitting at my local lunch counter, enjoying my club sandwich yesterday, when an old man sidles up beside me and orders a grilled cheese.
    When the grilled cheese sandwich came, you would have thought they delivered this man a Fillet Mignon wrapped in bacon on a gold plate - he treated it with such renown.
    That old guy, a friendly fellow, savored each bite. He chewed deliberately, making sure to enjoy every morsel.
    Watching the joy this man got from a sandwich got me thinking:
    First, about the Seinfeld episode in which George tried to combine sex, food and television.
    Second, about my first love for a sandwich: That faithful old Peanut Butter and Jelly.
    I ate PB&J everyday for lunch from the age of 2 up until I went to school. Seldom was there an exception. I was hooked.
    My oldest son is a dedicated grilled cheese man.
    My baby sister was loyal to cheese and mayo sandwich as a child.

    How about the SportsJournalists.com nation? What was your go-to sandwich as a child?
    The one item of food that as a kid, you could not live without?
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Elvis-inspired: Peanut butter and banana.
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Well-Known Member

    Love the PB&J. Great for snacking, breakfast, eating on the road, wherever. And it has to have grape jelly.

    PB and banana is good, sans J.

    One of my faves from my youth was sliced roast beef my mother made on white bread with mustard and lettuce. Add a bit of au jus and it becomes sloppy, but still delicious.
  4. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I, too, ate PB&J almost every day for lunch all through elementary school... that and a heaping pile of mac and cheese. If I was lucky, it was the spiral macaroni...
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hebrew National salami (lots of slices, lots) with sharp cheddar cheese and lots of French's mustard on some kind of quality bread. Makes me want one right now.
  6. Cream cheese and grape jelly.
  7. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    PB&J (grape jelly only). White or wheat, I didn't care. Chips, a fruit and dessert. At least most of that changed, but almost every day for lunch, it was PB&J. Once when I was in third or fourth grade, my mom put a ham and cheese in my lunchbox. I remember how pissed I got.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Hate PB&J. Have had one in my life, when I was 5 or 6, and not since. And the thing is, I love peanuts. Something about peanut butter though makes me illified.
  9. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    peanut butter and potato chips on white bread, washed down by a tall glass of milk. There's nothing better.
  10. Kamaki

    Kamaki Member

    As a kid, PB&J, with my bag of chips added into the middle once I got to the cafeteria.
    In high school, hot pastrami (I lived near school, and used to go home for lunch so always made to order).
    But still now, even in my 30s, (and I have mentioned this a few times in my few posts) the greatest sandwich ever is the roast beef grinder (with no onions, personally) from the House of Pizza on Division St.
  11. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Growing up - for lunch: peanut butter on white bread.
    Growing up - for dinner: roast beef on a kaiser roll, swiss cheese, lots of garlic salt and toasted
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The greatest sandwich ever made comes from Alldays and Onions in Bennington, Vermont, called "The Neal" — hot pastrami with cheese tortellini and melted cheese. It is UN-BE-LIEV-A-BLE!
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