Everyone in the world today has grown up on some version of a sandwich, from peanut butter and jelly to a po' boy. A quick and customizable meal that can go anywhere, and have just about anything, that fits within reason, on it.
Supposedly the first recorded sandwich was eaten when Jewish Rabbi Hillel the Elder started a Passover tradition of putting lamb, mixed nuts and herbs between two pieces of matzo (unleavened bread), back in the 1st Century B.C.
Sandwiches are something anyone can make, and a creative mind can put together flavors that will blow the mind; seasoned meats, cream cheese spreads, alfalfa sprouts, tortilla wraps in place of bread, and fruit jellies are just some items used to give a sandwich a different twist.
- Whole cranberry sauce
- Cream cheese or mayo seasoned with herbs like tarragon, parsley or oregano
- Tomato jam (recipe follows):
- 1 lb canned plum tomatoes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon thyme, minced
- 2 garlic cloves
- pinch cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat for about one hour or until jam like consistency. Strain to get rid of large pieces, then add salt and pepper to taste.