National Sandwich Day

Most historians agree that the sandwich was “invented” by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, and thus, the name. It is noted that the “problem gambler” did not like leaving his card game for any reason. He asked that his serving of roast beef be placed between two slices of bread so he could eat with his hands. Yup… that simple.

Meats and cheeses, veggies and spreads… all sorts of delicious flavor and texture combinations now go between bread slices or in bread pockets or in wraps or various kinds. They may be hot or cold, room temperature or even frozen (if ice cream-filled). Enclose them or enjoy them open-faced, sandwiches are total winners.

When I go out for a sandwich, there is little that tops the Copper Door’s Rustic Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato-Basil Soup. Yup… I feel like a kid again. But cut up the sandwich into smaller triangles (3 per half) and enjoy an adult beverage while you decadently dunk the sandwich bites in the soup, as if it were a dip.

Copper Door is part of a New Hampshire-based restaurant group. If it’s not a place you can get to, I understand. Make your very best creamy/semi-chunky tomato-basil soup and serve with gloriously grilled sandwiches with thick slices of bread and gobs of fabulous, melty cheese, all grilled to crispy perfection!

The Earl had it right. Meal complete.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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