This one is gonna be a short one because I have to leave for work in a bit, but I wanted to take a moment to praise the simple goodness of the almighty cheese sandwich. Today in particular I am singing its praises because I will be enjoying it for lunch (now) and for, well, lunch (later on my break at work). When I was a little girl, I used to make cheese sandwiches almost daily. A light smear of mayo, a slice of american or cheddar (I preferred the "orange" cheese varieties in those days) and voila! The perfect cheese sammie. (Or ballerina sandwich, as I used to call them. Not sure why I used this name, as I'm certain this sandwich would not be typical in a normal ballerina's diet, but let's be honest, I was never your "normal" prima ballerina.) My love for ballerina sandwiches has always remained, but it was particularly re-ignited when I was reading the series of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books a while back. I distinctly remember reading the first book in about a day and being terrified in my old creaky apartment while powering through to get to the end. I came to a chapter where Listbeth talks about taking a break from researching to make a cheese and pickle sandwich. Genius! Thus, my weekly intake of cheese sandwiches was reinstated. Today, I added some cornichons (gherkins) for some extra pizzaz! Yum!
So do yourself a favor. If you're every having a bad day, or just feel like a quick pick me up, make yourself a cheese, err I mean, Ballerina Sandwich, Smashed Muffin Style! ;)