Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's Your Favorite Sandwich?

Have you ever had a mayonnaise sandwich?  I loved them when I was little.  It sounds pitiful but I just didn't like the fillings, only the bread and mayo.  Then I progressed to mayonnaise and pineapple sandwiches. Later came peanut butter and jelly.  Then pimento cheese, grilled cheese, and later bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches, with or without the bacon and lettuce.  All that was when I was growing up.  I still like all of those sandwiches but, naturally, my palette has expanded.

Take today's sandwich.  It was such a good one.  Turkey, guacamole, red tomato, onion, bright green Romaine lettuce, a light slice of cheese, and ground mustard on a soft onion bun. I like a little mayo too.  Remember my childhood?  At Jason's Deli they call it the Amy Turkey-O.  What a tasty and beautiful sandwich. I should have taken a picture.  It was downright delicious!

Can you imagine owning a restaurant that was named "The Best Restaurant In America"?  And by Parents Magazine, no less.  What a Wow!  Jason's Deli is that restaurant.  It has quick food that is healthy and delicious.  If I call it fast food, you'll think it's bad...and it's not.  It's good.  They use all natural ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fats, and no artificial colors or dyes.  And they are all over the US so there's a good chance there is one near you.

When you need a healthy, filling lunch and you don't want to wait forever or break the bank, go check it out.  They have soups and salads too.  Next time I'm having a "Nutty Salad", and it's big enough to split with a friend. This picture doesn't do it justice.

Isn't it so much better to sit at a little table, maybe even outside, maybe even by the water if you're lucky, and share that lunch with a friend?  Makes healthy food even healthier for your body.  Whether we are 2 years old or 92 years old, we need our peers.  We need to share a sandwich and a secret.  We need to laugh together and help each other through a tough day.

So find a Jason's and grab a friend, or at least a good book, and savor a wonderful meal.  What a wonderful way to spend an hour of your day.  Your body and soul will thank you. 


  1. I love any sort of bread, as long as it's filled with lots of veggies and cheese and one form of meat at least.

    No sauce for me but I don't mind good ol fashion butter. We usually have it out of the home at cafes or picnics. For a change of menu in the home (cos rice is very much the staple) we would sometimes make sandwiches or just have plain bread dipped in spicy gravy.

    But the bread culture is catching up here very much among the Asians.

    Be happy


  2. Being Me,
    I really love biscuits and gravy too....but......they are not on the menu for someone trying to eat healthy! Enjoy your cultural experience.

  3. That salad does look delectable. I haven't seen a Jason's. I'll have to see if there's one around here.
    Be well.

  4. The sandwich and the salad look delicious. I haven't even heard of Jason's Deli before much less having seen one in my area. I'll have to improvise until I run across one.

    BTW I thought my sister was the only person in the world who loved mayo sandwiches.


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