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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

daily bliss: super sandwiches

Lately my mind keeps envisioning my favorite sandwich, the Big Al's Saturday Night from Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The problem is that I live a good 7+ hours away. This sandwich haunts me with a crusty outside of the Paesano roll, the airy inside of the bread nestled around warm smoked mozzarella, roasted piquillo peppers, lettuce, tomato, and balsamic vinegar and olive oil dripping over the sides....ahhh, bliss.

So with thoughts of good sandwiches lodged in my brain, I spent a good portion of a meeting on Monday coveting my friend B's sandwich--two slices of whole wheat bread, baby lettuces, and white bean spread with tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions. I wanted that sandwich!

And so, my ever gracious friend brought me one yesterday, and I brought her a bowl of my lentil soup, and we both had a delicious lunch topped off with this week's TWD special. What a delightful way to create a lunch, and what a great way to soothe the sandwich longing!


  1. Did you go to school in Ann Arbor? I find that no sandwiches can compare to the sandwiches that I had when I was in school. Why is that? I think that Charlottesville, VA has more fabulous sandwiches on just one street than my current (much larger) city has in its entire city limits. In any event, it sounds like you found a great way to satisfy your sandwich longing!

  2. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Yum! That sandwich from Zingerman's sounds amazing. I love sandwiches.

  3. I wish I had gone to school in Ann Arbor:) I actually taught at Michigan State, in East Lansing, and it was only an hour drive down to Ann Arbor...

    They have the best Sandwiches and well, everything, at Zingermans. It's worth a plane or road trip:)