Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Aaah, yellow mustard


I had a really hard time finding the right bread for the hot pastrami sandwich. It had to be squishy but still taste good. Finally, out of desperation at 11:00 PM last night I bought soft "french baguettes" in the sandwich bread aisle at the market. They actually turned out to be perfect. We toasted the bread first, then put on Swiss cheese, provolone, and pastrami. I offered a variety of mustards. I chose yellow, as planned. Kris had the spicy Trader Joe's Dijon and put a little too much on. Beth meant to use New York deli style mustard but used Dijon because it was open. She was pretty happy with the mistake. Doug bypassed all mustards and took his sandwich neat. We wrapped them up in tin foil and put them into the oven to melt. I got impatient and took mine out a little early but it was still really good.

Angie was not to be left out of sandwich night. She had herself a sandwich day, making 4 hot pastramis before her flight. She experimented with mustards and found that yellow was best. Yes!

The question is, did the pastrami sandwich live up to my nostalgic expectations? Yes and no. The flavor was pretty close, but it wasn't soft enough. I did take it out of the oven too soon so it wasn't melted enough. I think I'll try microwaving with some of the leftovers....

In ANTM news, Tyra shockingly kicked off the remaining plus sized model, Whitney. Check out Kris's ANTM ranking page. It rules. Beth and I a few weeks behind-witty comments are hard when you write them together!

Kris and Doug did the honors and drew the next sandwich--California Chicken Club. Mmmmmmm....guacamole.....(and yes, Angie approves!)

5 comments:

gracie said...

I read your sandwich blog and I hope can make a new sandwich when I go to your house. They all look really good. I like the pastrami one the best. But, I haven't looked at all of them yet. I bet they all look as good as the pastrami one.
love,
your niece Grace

Jane said...

Hey Rebecca and Beth -- Classes end for me in two weeks. Guess what that means? Yup, I can participate in sandwich night. And yup, I think I just invited myself over. Unless you want to do it here?

Rebecca said...

Yay Jane!
Sandwich night will returning to Mondays starting April 23. That's when Heroes returns from it's exceptionally long hiatus. We are still in discussion about having some sort of special event that night--perhaps a reprisal of the original hero sandwich. Although I'd like to wait for the season finale for that one! So, we'll see you some Monday soon!

Kate said...

If Jane gets to invite herself to a sandwich night, can I invite myself to the Cali Chicken Club night tomorrow? You know, since it's one of my fav sandwiches of all time and all...

Anonymous said...

Free the peanut butter sandos! They have just as much a right to represent as any of these bloated death-machines you encourage. Think of the public health ramifications. Think of the children! Why won't anybody think of the CHILDREN!