Monday, March 9, 2009

The Sandwich Club

I go out to lunch surprisingly little for someone who contributes to three food blogs. I stay pretty busy at work and don't have a lot of time to run out and eat. I also like having control over my meals so that I don't eat junk all the time or spend too much money. I love to cook and pride myself on being a frugal but adventurous shopper.

The only problem with making your lunch every day is the ease of boredom. Eating leftovers from the previous night may be tasty and convenient, but it doesn't do much for variety. I'm also a huge fan of sandwiches in case you didn't notice, but that gets old after a while. You buy a loaf of bread, some lunch meat, cheese and accompaniments and by Wed. you are sick of the sandwich you'll be eating the rest of the week.

That is until now. I work in a pretty creative environment and have identified a few other sandwich enthusiasts, and last week these colleagues approached me with an offer I couldn't refuse. They too, get bored eating the same thing several days in a row so we came up with and idea. We would each buy enough sandwich provisions for one person for the week and then share those provisions with eachother: The sandwich club was officially formed. We'll do this one week/month to not only help alleviate the boredom, but to also pick up on some creations we normally wouldn't on our own. Each guy brought in somerthing today I'd never had before. One was a wasabi sauce that when paired with roast beef was really good. The other added some sort of a cranberry mustard sauce that was awesome with some fresh turkey and toasted bread. I brought smoked Gouda and Virginia ham to round things out. Now for the next four days I have the choice of three breads, 3 kinds of meat and three cheeses from which to construct my sandwich in addition to a whole list of sauces and toppings as well. Variety is back in my lunch diet and sharing a good sandwich with some friends while saving some coin is pretty enticing too. Give it a whirl at your office, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Happy Eating,



kat said...

What a great idea, too bad our office is just Matt & I at home

Sam said...

Yessss! Another foodie/sandwich lover. Great idea...The wasabi with roast beef does sound good, might definitely have to try that one.

Ever been to Schlotzsky's? I'm addicted. They even just released three new "Big League Clubz" sandwiches as part of their new baseball-themed sweepstakes (ends 5/31). You can win a trip to St. Louis in July, fantasy baseball teams, and other cool swag. Check out and check it out (there's also a pretty addicting game on there).

Thanks for the clever idea...keep it up!


Stacey Snacks said...

I love sandwiches more than any food! (are they a "food"?).
I am starting a sandwich club!
You can be the vice pres.

HungryinSW said...

Stacey - Deal! Thanks for all the great ideas, love your blog!