November 3: National Sandwich Day!
Guys, I really, REALLY wish I could have eaten a Potbelly’s chicken salad sandwich (aka my favorite sandwich in the world) to celebrate today. Alas, there are no Potbelly’s in California. Ugh. So uncool. They (Potbelly’s) recently became a publicly traded company (I feel like I should own their stock!) and APPARENTLY it’s doing really well and blah blah blah I know nothing about the stock market but I feel like this should mean that they’ll expand their market soon??? I hope???
Since I couldn’t get Potbelly’s, I went with another favorite: a classic grilled cheese. Nothing fancy… just white bread and American cheese!
Simple and delicious! A toddler staple!
Tomorrow: National Candy Day
October 9: Moldy Cheese Day AND National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day.
I was pretty pumped that submarine sandwich day fell on a Wednesday aka the day the 6″ turkey sandwich is the deal of the day at Subway. Sandwich, chips and a large fountain drink for $5.40!
You know that scene from Sex and the City where Miranda orders the same order from the Chinese place every night? (Chicken with broccoli, brown sauce, brown rice and cold noodles.) And she thinks the Chinese takeout girl is mocking her for ordering in every night? That’s how I feel about the owner of the Subway by my work. I don’t even go there very often (maybe once a week?) and she acts like it’s soooo funny she knows my order and I’m soooo boring for always getting turkey.
I know she’s likely just trying to be friendly, but ugh, I don’t know. Leave me alone! I like my sandwich the way I like it (turkey, american, lettuce, banana peppers, onions, jalapeños, light mayo, lots of yellow mustard, and oregano!). I don’t want to try your stupid cold cut combo! Again, leave me alone!
Anyway. If I had it my way (not Burger King), I would have eaten a Potbelly’s chicken salad sandwich on national sub day, because it’s the BEST sandwich ever. Alas, Potbelly’s does not exist in California! Hopefully one day, though. Fingers crossed. And toes.
This evening I took on the second national food holiday: mold cheese day. I had a lovely moldy blue cheese on some crackers. I’m sure my breath is wonderful now.
Tomorrow: National Angel Food Cake Day.
October 8: National Fluffernutter Day!
Happy Fluffernutter Day! Today could also be called National Liberty Sandwich Day (but it’s not). Why the Liberty Sandwich? Because it was invented in Massachusetts, that’s why! In fact, marshmallow creme was invented in 1913 and the first fluffernutter sandwich was invented during World War I. The original recipe (dubbed “the Liberty Sandwich”) involved peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and oat or barley bread.
Does anyone else find this insane? I assumed it was something invented in the 1960s. Like, the goofy dad with the giant video camera shooting home movies of his family, his wife dressed in a muumuu, serving up fluffernutter sandwiches, ambrosia salad… and martinis. I don’t know. The point is that I think of them as very 60s.
The term “fluffernutter” was actually coined in 1960 to drum up interest in peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches, so I suppose I’m not too far off.
This was my first fluffernutter. Is that strange? I’m not a huge fan of marshmallows, and it appears (based upon my minimal reading) to be a regional thing.
I decided to go the “traditional” route and use white bread (though the first recipe used oat bread, apparently the TRADITIONAL fluffernutter uses white bread). I couldn’t find “Fluff” and had to go with “Jet Puffed” marshmallow creme. I was shocked at how light the jar was. It’s like, a plastic jar of air. Also, LAURA SCUDDER’S is what Smucker’s Peanut Butter is called here in California. Weird.
I was pleasantly surprised that the sandwich was actually pretty good. I assumed it would be grossly sweet, but it was actually pretty balanced. I guess a totally gross sandwich wouldn’t make it to see it’s 100th birthday. Will the fluffernutter make it into the regular lunch rotation? Definitely not. Would I eat one again? Sure.
Tomorrow: National Moldy Cheese Day AND National Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day.