November 3 is the birthday of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Montagu was an 18th century English nobleman. He did not want to leave a 24-hour gambling game instead Montagu wanted to eat his meal while he continued to play. He instructed his servant to serve him his lunchmeat between two slices of bread. The sandwich was born.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4 slices favorite bread
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
Slice cheddar cheese
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
Mustard or salsa to dip the sandwich in.
1. Spread one side of each bread slice with the butter.
2. Place buttered side of bread on skillet
3. Divide the cheddar cheese among 4 slices of the bread.
4. Top with the tomato and cover each sandwich with 1 of the remaining slices of bread.
5. Butter outside of top slice of bread.
6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sandwiches, turning once and pressing down with a spatula to help melt the cheese, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
7. Serve warm with dip on side.
Tuna pickle sandwich
1 can (6 oz) tuna, in spring water
2 small pickles
1 celery stalk
1 tsp Mrs. Dash or table spice without salt
4 slices whole-wheat bread
4 lettuce leaves
1. Drain the tuna and place it in a small bowl. Use a fork to flake the tuna into small pieces.
2. Dice pickles and celery.
3. Add mayonnaise, pickle, and celery to bowl with tuna; mix together with fork. Add spice, if desired.
4. Spread half of the tuna mixture onto two pieces of whole wheat bread, and make sandwiches.
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