Monday, March 22, 2010
Is It A Sandwich Or Dessert?
One of my favorite things to order for some odd reason was a Monte Cristo sandwich. Whenever it was on a menu I would order one up and compare it to others I had tasted. Warren use to be so irritated by this particular sandwich choice of mine. It never failed that as soon as this powder sugar coated, jam accented french toast like sandwich was placed in front of me, he would say "That isn't a sandwich. It's dessert." These statements of his always amused me so.
I hadn't thought of that in a long time until I was planning a menu for a Sunday luncheon and The Husband suggested we have Monte Cristo sandwiches. This too amused me as I have never seen him order a Monte Cristo before nor have I ever made them for us. Nonetheless, I thought why not? I will state here and now though, in honor of my friend Warren I skipped the traditional accompaniments of powdered sugar and jam so it was indeed a sandwich and not dessert.
9 slices white bread
6 slices ham
6 slices turkey
6 slices havarti or swiss cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
Powdered sugar and jam of your choice optional