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!)