August is Sandwich Month

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No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you need. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking.

A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of bread which can range from bagels to ciabatta, pumpernickel to Kaiser rolls and have a filling of meat, cheese, fish, eggs, vegetables or a combination of these items.

The first sandwich you ate was probably peanut butter and jelly on bread. Maybe the crust was cut off; maybe grandma made the jam or jelly. Any combination provided both the sweet and salty tastes we crave.

As adults we expand our tastes and have favorites like a BLT, Monte Cristo, or grilled cheese. With so many variations possible, an old favorite can become a new favorite.

Here are some delicious sandwich ideas that you may not have tried yet: peanut butter and banana on French bread, known as “The Elvis,” cream cheese and cucumber on a dark bread, pimento cheese on rye, or egg salad on sprouted grain bread.

Save your time and energy during the hot August days and enjoy a sandwich any way you like it!

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