The Earl of Sandwich was a genius. Yeah, he totally had a gambling problem, but he was on to something when he had his wife stuff his dinner between two pieces of bread.
I am all about sandwiches. I may not have a greasy card problem, but I agree that the sandwich is close to a perfect food. (The perfect food being tacos, obviously.) And when it comes to writing, there’s nothing like a good ole list. Oh,yeah!
Eight Reasons To Love Sandwiches and Eight Sandwiches To Love
Warning! This list contains amazing sandwiches. Drooling, sandwich lust and mild hunger may occur. Scroll at your own risk!
8. They keep your hands clean.
This was the reason The Sandwich was invented. It keeps hands clean for continued card shuffling and keyboard clacking.
Bake up this bombalicious breakfast boat.
7. They are pretty much a writer’s dream food.
During long writing hauls, I tend to eat simple sandwiches or leftovers. I love being inventive in the kitchen, but I’ve learned to save my creativity when I’m writing a lot. Sandwiches help me keep my momentum and save my creativity for the keyboard.
Let this great graphic be your lunchtime muse!
6. They make great adventure food.
As portable as sandwiches are, I’m not surprised that they are such a common travel food. In fact, sandwiches have been on the menu at picnics, field trips, beach days, and basically any cool adventure I’ve ever been on.
Impress your pals with these pressed picnic sandwiches!
5. They offer something for everyone.
Every mom’s lunchtime lifesaver, sandwiches can be customized for picky little eaters without turning mom into a short order chef.
Try this classic grilled cheese sandwich. You just can’t lose.
4. They can be hot or cold. (like a Katy Perry song)
A sandwich can be quick and cold or hot and heavy.
If you haven’t tried these Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders using Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, climb out from under the rock you are apparently living under and make them tonight. No seriously, your family will love you for making them and hate you for not making them sooner.
3. They can be made ahead.
Sandwiches can be made ahead or ingredients can be prepped ahead for easy assembly later. This makes sandwiches a great choice for business meetings and parties.
Although not for weddings apparently. I mentioned wanting to offer mini sandwiches as an app at my wedding and my friend gasped and informed me that in Chinese tradition, it is considered bad luck to serve sandwiches at a wedding. Has anyone else heard of this? (*this is where my kid would say, “Ask Mr. Google, mommy.”) Anyway, he insisted this was true and offered to bring a platter of sushi to my wedding instead. Who am I to argue with tradition (or free sushi)?
Make these sammies ahead of time and love mornings again (or for the first time)!
2. They can be a meal in one hand.
With veggies and meat a sandwich becomes a meal complete. Ha, ha. But seriously, they are perfect for packing in school and work lunches, no extra utensils to carry around all afternoon.
If I didn’t love tacos so much I’d swear the milkman was Vietnamese because Pho and Banh Mi are my jam!
Check this one out!
1. Simple to scandalous.
And why limit to two slices? If I’ve learned anything from the layers of a classic club and Garfield’s towering midnight snacks it’s that a sandwich can be as much as your toothpicks can handle.
An entire list of fillings to fill your sandwich menu. (What, you don’t read in Spanish? Ask Mr. Google, I’m sure he’ll translate it for you.)
Well, there you go, if you’re drooling on your keyboard I totally warned you, and if you’re not, well, what’s wrong with you?
What? You want more? Haven’t you been tortured enough? No? Ok, then look through my sandwich board on Pinterest for more inspiration. Don’t forget to follow me!
Your turn! How is a sandwich The Earl of Your World? Share your sandwich love in the comments! Recipes are welcome with an open mind and an empty stomach 😉 I’m off to the kitchen (don’t judge me!)