I always really liked sandwiches. However, I’ve gotten away from eating/making them. This is at least in part because I think of sandwiches as meat-based and since these days – and for many years – I’m mostly-vegetarian, sandwiches just kind of dropped out of my food repertoire. Clearly I needed to broaden my sandwich horizons.
On Sunday I was milling around the grocery store trying to decide what I wanted when I struck upon the idea of a sandwich. I sprung for fancier ingredients than I’d normally buy and that, combined with foods I already had at home, could make for tasty sandwiches. I had two of them Sunday, one Monday and had the last (with all the fancy ingredients) today.
First I toasted two slices of whole wheat bread, then slathered on a thick layer of ready-made, refrigerated hummus.
I added one slice of provolone cheese.
Next came marinated artichoke hearts from a jar. Canned artichoke hearts could also work.
I had bought a tomato and all I had left were these end pieces. Pretend they look better.
One sliced, hard-boiled egg was next.
Normally this would be a good time to pile on lettuce. You will not be seeing that here as lettuce is currently running an obscene $3/lb. I don’t need to know why; I’m sure it is because of bad weather, floods, or toads falling from the sky wherever it is the lettuce comes from. Instead – and I’m very proud here – I used the first four mature Spinach-Mustard Greens I am growing in a pot outside.
Lastly, I almost forgot I had bought a red onion today, so I had to open my sandwich back up to add these. Red onions aren’t for everyone but I’m mad for them. If I’m going to eat them raw like this I do it if it’s the last meal of the day and/or I don’t plan to be around people because they are pungent!