Monday, August 15, 2005

The Order of Sandwiches

It wasn't until I was in high school that someone mentioned a "right or wrong" way to put toilet paper on the roll, and it wasn't until 13 years of marriage that my husband informed me that there is a rule to the order of sandwich making.

I guess I knew that I had preferences to certain things on a sandwich being near other certain things, but I didn't realize that there was an order. I was putting a sandwich together for the two of us for lunch recently and he came over and started correcting the order of items. I laughed and said "it's not like there is an order" and he looked at me like I was out of mind and not living in the current century. He said "of course, there is an order, everyone knows that" everyone, do you have an order, and if so, what is it?

Generally, I put the cheese on the mustard side of the sandwich because I like the taste of mustard and cheese. If I am making a sandwich for J, I don't put mayo on both slices as he doesn't like mayo that much. If I am making a hamburger, I don't put the ketchup and tomato next to each other (sortof defeats the purpose). Oh, and I usually build the entire thing on one piece of the bread so that I can just cap it at the end with the other piece of bread and not have to try to flip two pieces of bread together that both have stuff on them. That is it, I don't have any more rules for my own sandwich making and I don't really consider any of them rules...I'll eat a sandwich regardless of how it is put together anyhow.


Chicken said...

William pointed out the same thing. He is very particular about the order of items on his sandwich. He likes to put the meat near the mustard though. I guess it does make a difference because he makes a mean sandwich.

Joanne said...

I don't think I ever knew there was an order to making sandwiches. A way back when I could eat normal sandwiches (GF bread is not very good) I only really liked meat, cheese and mayo on them so that was no biggie. Plus I agree with the stack everything on 1 piece and top with the other because otherwise you're just inviting a mess. (Or at least I'm inviting a mess)

P'nut said...

Sandwich: Bread (any kind), garlic mayo, oven roasted turkey breast, tomato, cracked black pepper, old cheddar or havarti, lettuce, provencale mustard, bread.

Hamburger: Bun, ketchup, mustard, pickle, burger, cheese, onion, tomato, mayo, bun.