Food Monday ~ Take two slices

Sometimes my lunch is based on two slices of bread.  The variety of bread varies time about:-

Veda (Malt)
Crusty French stick

Unlike my mother before me I do not dress the bread with half a pound of butter.The very thought is enough to turn my stomach.In order to keep a filling from falling all over the table a scraping of moisture is necessary and in my case it varies depending on the filling.

The base coat can be

  • Chutney
  • Stewed fruit
  • Mayonnaise
  • Juice from grilled bacon (never fried)
  • Marmalade or jam

Suggested fillings.

  1. Avocado mashed with a few drops of lemon juice and freshly ground black, topped with a tomato & salad onion salsa. A personal favourite.
  2. Hard boiled egg & onion
  3. Smoked salmon with lemon juice on wheaten
  4. Grilled bacon
  5. Tuna & sweet-corn
  6. BLT – Warm grilled bacon & tomato with lettuce
  7. Pineapple & cheese
  8. Sliced beetroot & black pepper
  9. Sliced Tomato with chopped salad onion and basil

For those with a sweet tooth,,,

  1. Sliced desert apple and Mars bar
  2. Chocolate Hazelnut spread with mashed banana or sliced pear

Do you have a favourite sambo?

22 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Take two slices

  1. steph


    You have succeeded in turning sandwich making into a fine art. I’m drooling just thinking about that avocado sandwich!

    I’m on the road for lunch several days a week so for ease, I throw together an egg sambo with lettuce, mayonnaise, black pepper and chives and parsley (from garden) before I leave home.

    My favourite sambo is brown bread filled with rare roast beef served with grated carrot and lashings of horseradish sauce. By coincidence, I happen to pass a food outlet which does this to perfection! 😉

  2. Grannymar Post author


    the plan for lunch today is toasted walnut bread with the avocado & tomato salsa on top wit a pot of green tea!

    Without the green tea it makes a tasty starter. 😉

  3. Eoin McDonnell


    A thinly sliced soda bread; toasted.

    For the last few moments of toasted; a generous cut of butter with two crushed garlic cloves should be dropped on top to sizzle.

    A thick layer of fried black pudding is then crushed and spread over the top.

    A handful of fresh rocket leaves.

    Maybe a tiny drop of lemon juice.

    And you’re good to go.

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Welcome Eoin to the lunch bar!

    I avoid the butter so I give you my version…

    Potato cakes/bread cooked on a dry pan served with grilled black pudding slices and stewed apple.

  5. Grannymar Post author


    With my intolerance of dairy products I normally use olive oil for all cooking purposes.

    I love garlic bread so I use olive oil with the crushed garlic in place of butter!

  6. steph


    I had a homemade wrap (chicken satay and salad) for lunch today but all this talk of nice food is making me hungry again.

    Hope you enjoyed your green tea! :mrgreen:

  7. Magpie11

    Grannymar…you won’t like this but I post it for the others:

    Two medium to thick slices of brown bread (if home made used half wholemeal and half white flour)…most wholemeal is a bit heavy for sandwiches most of the time.

    Spread the both slices with Philly or similar cream cheese (low fat versions if you must) a good grind of black pepper on each and then fill with slices of freshly cooked beetroot……

    Present with whatever salad you like…I adore water cress..which I can grow in my pond!

    If you don’t like Philly then use butter or suitable spread and use chunks of cheese(cheddar, Double Gloucester, Red Leicester or similar) and the Beetroot!

    I’m going to post my other one elsewhere.

  8. wisewebwoman

    Today: 12 Grain bread with old cheddar and roast beef today with kettle baked lime and blackpepper chips (crisps), a cup of thick veggie soup and a glass of acai/blackberry juice.
    YUM YUM.

  9. Darlene

    All of the fillings sound good, but I like a grilled cheese sandwich or maybe an egg salad. Tuna salad without the corn is quick and easy, too. Your salmon and avocado sandwiches sound yummy; how about combining them? I love sourdough or crusty French bread.

  10. Nancy


    I’m late today because I was out getting lunch…

    “I’ll take a Big Mac, large fries and an apple pie. Oh, and give me a diet coke……..

  11. Grannymar Post author

    Looks like the girls were all out to lunch..

    @Baino – Kraft tried to introduce VEGEMITE over here on several occasions over the past 40 years without success. The local versions are Bovril and Marmite (vegetarian).

    @Darlene – Many of the above will work in combination. I stopped at 11 suggestions hoping everyone would add their own.

    @Nancy – your trip to McDonalds has given me an idea….

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  13. elfinamsterdam

    Fraid most of my combos are dairy related though!

    All on crusty bread of choice.

    -Loving soft goats cheese and honey.
    -Soft goats cheese, smoked ham, halved & seasoned cherry tomatoes, fresh basil & cucumber.
    -Medium/hard boiled egg, gouda cheese, cucumber, halved & seasoned cherry tomatoes
    -fillet steak, pan fried rare, sliced and seasoned served on little gem lettuce, with the bread being rubbed with chili oil.

    I want to try “sambos” sans bread when I come back after my week in Ireland… so will try Vietnamese Fresh Rolls, like these …


  14. Grannymar Post author


    The Goi Cuon sound nice. I never thought of Rice paper for the wrapping. I must check it out.

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