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Old 05-14-2016, 09:29 AM   #101
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How about least favorite My mother made us bologna sandwiches for school lunches all through grammar school. I haven't had a bologna sandwich since, my stomach turns at the thought.
Yes on white bread with a thin layer of Frenchs mustard. Ghastly! But what did I know? The other choice was PB&J.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:37 AM   #102
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How about least favorite My mother made us bologna sandwiches for school lunches all through grammar school. I haven't had a bologna sandwich since, my stomach turns at the thought.
Least was in the public schools. Lettuce, Tomato with Miracle Whip on white bread. How much protein is that? Now I can enjoy a fresh juicy garden tomato like that(sans Miracle Whip) but these were hothouse winter tomatoes. Sadly it was one of the few foods they served that were close to edible. I ate nothing but PB cookies and lemonade for the last 3 years.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:42 AM   #103
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I ate nothing but PB cookies and lemonade for the last 3 years.

Ha! Memories. In middle school, my friends and I always ate two chocolate chip cookies and a Coke for lunch every day for two years. It cost $1. On the walk home from school we'd stop for Chinese food or burgers because we were so hungry. The school lunches were ghastly.
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Least was in the public schools. Lettuce, Tomato with Miracle Whip on white bread. How much protein is that? Now I can enjoy a fresh juicy garden tomato like that(sans Miracle Whip) but these were hothouse winter tomatoes. Sadly it was one of the few foods they served that were close to edible. I ate nothing but PB cookies and lemonade for the last 3 years.
I went to a fancy-schmancy private school. We got bologna and Miracle Whip on Wonder Bread. Sometimes, though, we got braunschweiger instead of bologna and I loved braunschweiger. Sometimes we got PB&J and that was always popular. Always we got a little carton of milk with a straw, and a little glass of water.

Sometimes we got canned spaghetti along with canned green beans instead of a sandwich (whoopee?). Other than that, I think the only difference with your public school might have been that we were required to actually eat our lunch, not just cookies and lemonade.

I don't dislike that kind of food. It's nostalgic for me. But, I rarely see it and there are many nicer choices available today than there were back then, so I don't buy it.
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I'm always amazed at how popular the sandwich has been over the years. I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers. And yet a sandwich is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. We know that bread has zero nutritional value, is high in calories, spikes your blood glucose levels, and for gluten insensitive people, it's pure poison.

Then we add cured deli meats loaded with nitrates and sodium, and to make it even worse, we add mayo, full of fat and also high in calories. There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich, and yet it has always been America's favorite lunch because it's so easy to make and it's highly portable.

If I never ate a sandwich again for the rest of my life I wouldn't miss a thing.
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I'm keeping lunch simple today. Grilled cheese sandwich with tater tots. Life is good.
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I believe that most of our school lunches were government surplus, likely from the 19th century... Canned mixed vegetables, anyone?
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I remember going into the old Gridleys' Restaurants in Memphis and ordering a jumbo pulled pork barbecue with slaw and hot sauce.

It was about 3" of barbecue meat on the bun and required two hands to eat. And boy was it something.

I don't know if Gridleys is still there, but there are many places just about as good in that incredible barbecue town. The ambiance of their best restaurants is something that would be hard to copy, with waiters bringing out trays of food saying "hot ribs, hot ribs" to get through the crowds of people waiting to get a table.
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I'm always amazed at how popular the sandwich has been over the years. I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers. And yet a sandwich is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. We know that bread has zero nutritional value, is high in calories, spikes your blood glucose levels, and for gluten insensitive people, it's pure poison.

Then we add cured deli meats loaded with nitrates and sodium, and to make it even worse, we add mayo, full of fat and also high in calories. There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich, and yet it has always been America's favorite lunch because it's so easy to make and it's highly portable.

If I never ate a sandwich again for the rest of my life I wouldn't miss a thing.
This thread is not about health, it's about sandwiches! But all good points.

When I was a boy living in the housing projects, Dad could not afford much so it was leftover bread from the Wonder Bread store and a slab of this for school lunch (with mustard, of course):

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I'm always amazed at how popular the sandwich has been over the years. I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers. And yet a sandwich is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. We know that bread has zero nutritional value, is high in calories, spikes your blood glucose levels, and for gluten insensitive people, it's pure poison.

Then we add cured deli meats loaded with nitrates and sodium, and to make it even worse, we add mayo, full of fat and also high in calories. There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich, and yet it has always been America's favorite lunch because it's so easy to make and it's highly portable.

If I never ate a sandwich again for the rest of my life I wouldn't miss a thing.
I don't dispute any of this, but I still eat some form of a sandwich almost every day for lunch. Nevertheless, I am now a bit bummed out from this [formerly] fun thread!
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I'm always amazed at how popular the sandwich has been over the years. I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers. And yet a sandwich is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. We know that bread has zero nutritional value, is high in calories, spikes your blood glucose levels, and for gluten insensitive people, it's pure poison.



Then we add cured deli meats loaded with nitrates and sodium, and to make it even worse, we add mayo, full of fat and also high in calories. There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich, and yet it has always been America's favorite lunch because it's so easy to make and it's highly portable.



If I never ate a sandwich again for the rest of my life I wouldn't miss a thing.

Well if all we ate was bologna and miracle whip on wonder bread that might be true, but that's not the kind of sandwiches I eat. I almost always use a hearty whole grain bread, sometimes homemade, with plenty of nutritional value. Topped with roasted meats, no deli meat...tons of fresh veggies...mustard...maybe some hummus...I use maybe a tablespoon of mayo each year. Sandwiches don't have to be the nutritional bomb you describe.
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Well if all we ate was bologna and miracle whip on wonder bread that might be true, but that's not the kind of sandwiches I eat. I almost always use a hearty whole grain bread, sometimes homemade, with plenty of nutritional value. Topped with roasted meats, no deli meat...tons of fresh veggies...mustard...maybe some hummus...I use maybe a tablespoon of mayo each year. Sandwiches don't have to be the nutritional bomb you describe.
Ours are too. Whole grains, we only use one 100 calorie slice. I have a batch of no kneed rising right now. Only time I eat any processed/preserved food it's bacon(it doesn't really count ). Grilled chicken or turkey, leftover tuna today. I do use mayo, the real stuff. I weigh it on a food scale as it is calorie dense. It's full of good healthy fats(poly and monounsaturated). Your body needs fat. Fat no more makes people fat then eating vegetables makes people green. Eating too many calories of any kind makes people gain weight.
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BLTA the avocado takes it to a new level.


We walked home for lunch in grade school and my mother would make bacon and jelly sandwiches (sweet&salty) or fried braunschweiger (she thought it needed to be fried and it would get black and crunchy) made the house and us smell terrible.


Try using mayo rather than butter when making grilled cheese. Doesn't burn like butter can. Also works great on chicken to make great crunchy skin.


Love a good, greasy, patty melt too.


Lunch at my Grandmother's farm was fresh, warm Swedish rye bread out of the woodburning oven, homemade jam, and cheese. Something I will never have again and miss dearly.


Great thread
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I forgot about baloney sandwiches as a kid, BUT we used mayo not mustard on ours.


Idnar7, Bacon and jelly sounds great, I'll give it a try. I agree about using mayo instead of butter for a grilled sandwich.


Ready, "I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers." Where do you work Subway? Not that I'm a lunch eater but I've never had anyone offer me a sandwich at work. Are these people packing enormous lunches? Or are you talking about those lunch meets where they only order sandwiches or pizza for the meeting? Sandwiches are a great food if you know how to make them right. Now go make yourself a peanut butter and mayo on white and enjoy!
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Oh yeah, the regular "principal lunching training sessions"

They make you suffer their presence so they have to bribe you with food.

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I'm always amazed at how popular the sandwich has been over the years. I regularly get offered sandwiches when someone brings in a lunch for meetings and get togethers. And yet a sandwich is one of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. We know that bread has zero nutritional value, is high in calories, spikes your blood glucose levels, and for gluten insensitive people, it's pure poison.
Then we add cured deli meats loaded with nitrates and sodium, and to make it even worse, we add mayo, full of fat and also high in calories. There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich, and yet it has always been America's favorite lunch because it's so easy to make and it's highly portable.
If I never ate a sandwich again for the rest of my life I wouldn't miss a thing.
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Um...er....whatever! If you don't like em then it is great for you to not eat em! It has been quite a long time since I have seen anyone forced to eat anything.......and for the anti-gluten peoples, well what they put into their pie-holes is their issue to resolve, not my issue to take any action on.

I love em, will continue to love em, and hope a sandwich is my last meal!

Wouldn't all that you stated above actually be dependent upon what the sandwich was made of instead of a blanket statement regarding all sandwiches being "one of the worst things you could put in your body" and "There is virtually no redeeming nutritional value to eating a sandwich"? Good Grief!
But of course, that is just IMHO!
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Thin sliced smoked turkey, smoked Gouda or Gruyere cheese, and bacon using a sliced croissant for bread. Grilled on a panini press.
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This is a challenging thread to read at breakfast time. Oatmeal with blueberry Kifer may just not cut it this morning. After reading prior messages, I did not see any mention of a left over meatloaf sandwich.....with or without horseradish sauce. We don't eat much meat these days, but when DW made meatloaf for supper, it was really the next day's sandwich that brought the compliment of "how exceptionally good the meatloaf was tonight" in order to keep it on the menu for the following week's meal plan.
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This is a challenging thread to read at breakfast time. Oatmeal with blueberry Kifer may just not cut it this morning. After reading prior messages, I did not see any mention of a left over meatloaf sandwich.....with or without horseradish sauce. We don't eat much meat these days, but when DW made meatloaf for supper, it was really the next day's sandwich that brought the compliment of "how exceptionally good the meatloaf was tonight" in order to keep it on the menu for the following week's meal plan.
Not a meat eater but do like meatloaf and a hot meatloaf sandwich with catsup the next night. Probably shouldn't say I'm not a meat eater because I like meatloaf, cheeseburgers, meat balls and beef cubes that have been cooked so long that they fall apart.
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