using 3 cheeses...grilled to perfection..
The ole EARL OF SANDWICH...
There seems to be some debate over who ACTUALLY
invented the SANDWICH.....
1762 - It is said that the cooks at London’s Beef Steak Club, a gentleman's gaming club held at the Shakespeare Tavern, invented the FIRST sandwich.
John Montague (1718-1792), the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, He became First Lord of the Admiralty and was patron to Capt. James Cook (who explored New Zealand, Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, and Polynesia.). Capt. Cook named the Hawaiian Islands after him, calling them the Sandwich Island. Montague Island, a large island at the entrance to Prince William Sound on the Gulf of Alaska, was also named by the famed Captain Cook.
Montaque was a hardened gambler and usually gambled for hours at a time at this restaurant, sometimes refusing to get up, even for meals.
It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him
"meat, tucked between two pieces of bread.
(THIS IS THE STORY I HAVE BEEN TOLD ALL MY LIFE, SO
IT IS THE ONE I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE !!) bj
Because Montaque also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others began to order "the same as Sandwich."
The original sandwich was, in fact, a piece of salt beef between two slices of toasted bread.
When you're all tired from putting CHRISTMAS decorations away for another year, ,
and, O, so hungry...
nuthin' any better than a grilled cheese sandwich.....ummm
1840 - The sandwich was introduced to America by Englishwoman Elizabeth Leslie (1787-1858). In her cookbook, Directions for Cookery, she has a recipe for ham sandwiches that she suggested as a main dish.
"Ham Sandwiches - Cut some thin slices of bread very neatly, having slightly buttered them; and, if your choose, spread on a very little mustard. Have ready some very thin slices of cold boiled ham, and lay one between two slices of bread. You may either roll them up, or lay them flat on the plates. They are used at supper or at luncheon."....from her cookbook
1900’s - The sandwich became very popular in the American diet when bakeries started selling pre-sliced bread, thus making sandwiches very easy to create. Sandwiches became an easy, portable meal for workers and school children alike.
I know some of ya'll are going to laugh at one of my
I like to make CORN or POTATO patties,
fry them to a crisp, golden brown.
After cooling just a bit,
and made into a sandwich.
Now, come on...
I know YOU eat something kinda weird sometimes...
tell us what it is...tell us !!