Monday, April 23, 2012

Hold the Cheese!

When I was a kid my mother always made my sandwiches the same way; two slices of Wonder bread, a slab of meat, and a slice of cheese.  Forget everything else.

As I have grown older, my tastes have changed, and I make my own sandwiches a little differently.  I now use whole grain bread and  I actually add romaine lettuce or alfalfa sprouts.  Sometimes I add a slice of tomato or avocado and I top it off with some designer mustard (never did like mayo).

Because of tradition, I still always add a slice of cheese.  Cheese is one of my favorite foods and I would never think of not adding it to my sandwich!

One day I didn't have any cheese (a national disaster) and made my sandwich sans cheese.  After I finished eating I realized that my sandwich didn't taste all that differently than it usually did with the cheese.  I guess the way my sandwiches have evolved over the years with all the yummy additions has really masked the taste of the cheese.

I thought, "Why not leave the cheese off from now on and save almost a 100 calories on every sandwich!"  So, I now just say, "Hold the Cheese, please!"

Professor Tom Laurie