November is National Bread Month and the 250th anniversary of the sandwich!
First and foremost, my family could practically LIVE off sandwiches. We love them in all shapes and sizes!! Hubby is a plain ole bologna sandwich or a packed to exploding with salami, bacon, turkey, chicken, all the veggies, mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar kinda guy. My son is a meat and cheese or just peanut butter kid. I'm all over the map. I like chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad, lunchmeats, grilled chicken is my fave, but I don't like lots of "toppings", just a little lettuce and mayo.
When it comes to breads, we like variety. When we can't afford fancy meats or lots of different insides for our sandwiches, we like to change it up with our breads. My husband makes an amazing homemade bread and his Challah is to die for!!
From a young age, I loved sandwiches. I can remember coming home from school every day and grabbing a sandwich as a snack (yeah, I usually ruined my dinner) and I can't think of very many sandwiches that I don't like. In college, I often saved money (and kept myself from cooking) by always eating sandwiches. My favorite memory of living alone is having a fresh loaf of bread, crunchy peanut butter, and apple jelly and eating a sandwich while watching Friends on TV.
America’s love affair with the sandwich dates back to England in 1762 when Sir John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, didn’t want to put his cards down in the midst of a marathon game of poker, so requested his meat be served to him between two slices of bread.
A fabulous new “food form” was born – and our passion for sandwiches continues to this day. With Americans consuming over a billion sandwiches a year – for breakfast, lunch and dinner – sandwiches may in fact be our most popular national dish.
There are many reasons to love sandwiches:
- Sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for individuals or families.
- Bread is the most important ingredient in making a healthy and delicious sandwich; it is the foundation of a great meal any time of day.
- The complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain-based foods provide lasting energy the human body needs on a daily basis.
Fun Sandwich Ideas from Pinterest
To learn more about the health benefits of bread, check out the Go With The Grain website. Find some great sandwich recipes from Chef Bryan Voltaggio.
Do you love sandwiches? Tell me your favorite!!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All thoughts and opinions are my own.