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Thursday, January 6, 2011


using 3 cheeses...grilled to perfection..
started something......GOOOD...

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.

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
1900s - 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
favorite sandwiches...
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 !!

 I know one thing there is NO debating over... much fun we have on picnics.....with our favorite sandwiches...
...and a grandgirl...:))
My thanks to you, ole EARL OF SANDWICH !!

I apologize for the different sizes of fonts here.
I have not one single, solitary clue.....
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Dolly said...

This isn't weird for us but may be weird to some people!
We dip our pizza slices in ranch dressing,
and our french fries in mayonnaise!
Ok don't knock it until you try it!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

My post has gaps in weird today with blogger! But your sandwiches look amazing! I always make grilled cheese sandwiches with cheddar and havarti...oh my! Why am I hungry tonight? heehee! ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

One of our favorite restaurants at Disney is called the Earl of Sandwich...the sandwiches of course are yummy! I have to admit that your last creation is one I haven't heard of:) I did however have a BLT with fried green tomatoes once and it was delish!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They all sound good to me. I would love your potato pancake one. That sounds yummy. Hugs, Marty

Sandi McBride said...

I would have a sandwich over any other thing on cold winter nights. Specially the grilled ham and cheese variety!!! Same story I heard about the Earl of Sandwich when we lived in England, so we'll take it for true!

Donnie said...

You wrote a beautiful post tonight and we'll have to have some grilled cheese tomorrow. Looks good.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
You are SO darn cute. I love this share. Didn't know so many of these things about the sandwich. What a wonderful lesson tonight.

You had me at grilled cheese. Oh sweetie, be still my little heart, we both love a good grilled cheese sandwich. How delightful is that?

Well you asked for it. There are two weird things I like to eat, and I have several of the grandkids doing the same thing now. When we go to Wendy's? I love to order a large order of french fries and large frosty. I love dipping the french fries in the frosty. The mixture of the salt with the ice cream, is out of this world. I so love it.

My second oddity is taking my mashed potatoes, putting them on my plate, adding a couple of scoops of corn in the gravy hole. Then adding the gravy on top. I mix it all up and it is so delish. Love it. So do a couple of the grands. Weird I know, but I love it.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many country hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Mimi said...

Guess what we're having for supper tomorrow night on the acre? Yes, a grilled cheese sandwich because yours' look sooooo yummy! Thanks for the history lesson on a great "invention."

Anonymous said...

Yumiii,excellent breakfast and post!
Have a nice weekend dear!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Again, I am eating my Special K and you are eating a grilled cheese. I am thinking I like your BETTER!!!
xoxo you to pieces!

Dena said...

Your sandwiches look so yummy BJ! I have never tried to fry corn before, how do you do that?...My favorite is leftover meatloaf sandwhich with cheese :)


On Crooked Creek said...

I don't have any weird sandwich combinations; however. . . different story for my sons! The youngest came up with this right into his first year of High School. Left~over cold spaghetti complete with beef marina sauce on a hotdog bun!Yuck!
To Dolly . . .on your comments!
I learned to eat my french fries with mayonnaise in Germany. Quite tasty!
BJ. . .
with the updates on Blogger, I've noticed each time I insert a photo, I have to reset the font! So much for progress and updating!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

your sammies look yummy bj...

ok weird things to eat...take left over home made mac and cheese and left over meatloaf. crumble the meat loaf up and fry in a pan - with no oil...when meatloaf is hot, add left over mac and cheese, stirring to mix it all up. when it is all hot and melted...put on plate, add salt and pepper and eat....yummy!

bj said...

haaahahaahhha...I am lovin' all these funky things to eat.

I LOVE fried meat loaf..

I like TARTER SAUCE to dip my french fries in.

The grands and I ALWAYS order french fries to go along with our milk shakes.

I love mayo and saltine cracker sandwiches.

Ketchup sandwiches are HARD TO BEAT...

and the beat goes on.....:))

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, I really wasn't hungry until I looked at these photos. Yum! Your granddaughter is a doll, and I love that blue picnic basket. I like fried egg and bacon on toasted bread. I hope you don't mind that I "borrowed" a photo from your blog to post on my blog. Let me know if you want me to remove it. Thanks! laurie

Beth said...

Your sandwiches look fabulous, BJ! You are an awesome cook! What do I eat that is weird? Well, how about melting chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave? Love that chocolate! I also enjoy sandwiches and my favorite is BBQ pork.
xo, Beth

Kathleen said...

They all look good to me! I am sure I eat a lot of things you would think weird. You have already told me! :) But I am a New Yawker, what do you expect?
I can't eat scrambled eggs without ketchup, EVAH! And pork chops MUST be served with apple sauce. Probably a lot more. But you made me hungry, have to go eat!
We are getting another storm. Last one isn't even gone yet! :(

Sherry said...

Yum-O. Yes, I too love a sandwich. Kudos to the Earl! The weirdest thing I put on a sandwich is mayo and a tomato, tomato sandwich.:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Dear friend...Well here it is only 6am and I'm hungry so I knew if I stopped by you woud have something for me to eat ha ha!! Girl I just made potato pancakes for Len Yesterday from leftover from the nite before..I always make extra mash so I can do that for him..He never had them until he meet me and now wants them all the time ha ha!!
I hope all is well with you girl..Very cold up on my mountain top..I'm now wearing my sweats with T-shrits under them and socks and my old Red slippers and that's in the house ha ha!! You should see what I wear to leave the house..I might be one of the people at Wal-Mart pictures you see ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Stacey said...

Yum! I love sandwiches of all kinds. PB&J makes me happy at least once or twice a week. :) We've been buying these loaves of sourdough bread in the bakery at Target SuperCenter that makes the best sandwiches ever!

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, love sandwiches, do you us bread with your pottoe and corn patty sandwiches or are the potato patties used instead of the bread?
I love grilled sheese made with muenster cheese, not weird, but not the usual.