Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3 – National Sandwich Day

My menu today:
• Breakfast: Scrambled eggs sandwich between toast
• Snack: Crackers with cheese sandwiched in-between
• Dinner: Turkey Sandwich
• Dessert: two Oreos sandwiched together
• Duke Sandwich!


Some of my favorite sandwiches:
• PB & J
• Jimmy John’s Slim #4 with Provolone
• Arby’s Roast Beef
• Ketchup Sandwich (just what it sounds like…thanks mom!)
• When I was little I used to Love PB & J with chips on it
• Sausage, egg, & cheese on toast or a bagel
• Chocolate Chip sandwiches…mmmm

According to the Guinness Book of World Records I am proud to say that the largest sandwich was made in my home state of MICHIGAN. Wild Woody’s Chill and Grill in Roseville, MI made a sandwich on March 17, 2005 that weighed in at 5,440lbs!

Now I did find bigger sandwiches online, but the above is the official largest sandwich. There was one in Mexico that weighed in at 6,991 lbs., and also one in India weighing 8,895lbs.

Sandwich History:

1st Century B.C. - The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices, and wine between two matzohs to eat with bitter herbs. The filling between the matzohs served as a reminder of the suffering of the Jews before their deliverance from Egypt and represented the mortar used by the Jews in their forced labor of constructing Egyptian buildings. Because he was the first known person to do this, and because of his influence and stature in Palestinian Judaism, this practice was added to the Seder and the Hillel Sandwich was named after him.

1762 - The first written record of the word "sandwich" appeared in Edward Gibbons (1737-1794), English author, scholar, and historian, journal on November 24, 1762.

(Source: Whatscookingamerica.net)
Nothing really beats a good sandwich:

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