Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Random fact #2

I like my sandwiches to be symmetrical.

Bread, condiment, meat, lettuce, cheese, lettuce, meat, condiment, bread...edible palindromes.

I'll eat sandwiches that aren't in the proper order, of course, but I really prefer it when the condiment touches only the meat and the bread because condiments on lettuce = squidgey wilty lettuce, eeew. There is a method to my madness, you know. And, honestly, it'd probably be better for me if you just waved the knife with the mayonnaise on it over the bread, without actually touching the bread. Mayo squishing out the sandwich sides? Ack.

There. I have bared a part of my soul and now you know me a bit better. But be warned - I'll slip in the occasional random fact (aka the "hmm, Breda is little weird") posts because they make great blog filler on days when I can't manage to come up with anything better. I apologize in advance.


BobG said...

Never cared for mayo on a sandwich, myself. My fondness is for horseradish mustard. Mayo is what I use to make homemade tartar sauce.

Breda said...

Horseradish makes all things better! =9

Hunter said...

Then, sadly, you have never tried Duke's Mayonnaise. I feel that bread, meat, and cheeses are only carriers for the Duke's, not the other way around.
I get 48-oz jars mailed to me in Alaska because it is only available in Southern Mid-Atlantic states.

brad_in_ma said...

I'm no expert, but it sounds a bit like Tony Shaloub's character of Monk . . . just sayin'.

Carteach0 said...


The thing is... it fills out the picture of the blog author... and isn't a wasted post.

Quirks are what makes people interesting.... normal people are weird.

phlegmfatale said...

so dainty!
Yum, horseradish, come to think of it!
I like my sammies on the messy side, if downright sloppy is not available.

Mike W. said...

two words - Chipotle Mayo

Christina LMT said...

When I was younger, and much more ocd, I lived in Germany where open-faced sandwiches are de rigueur. My deli meats and cheeses had to fit the bread EXACTLY. I'd trim to fit. No overlap was allowed. And the bread slices were oval. Mostly the cheese slices were square.
OMG. Flashback.
Must go now.

Breda said...

People - I do not have OCD! I am just quirky.

SpeakerTweaker said...

I'm with you on the symmetry thing, Breda. I can't stand for the meat to be piled up in the middle, for instance, making the first and last bites mostly bread and condiment.

Burgers, too.

I get your weird. I have the same weird.


Lydia said...

Breda, if you find you have denied being OCD 7 times, and that you need to deny it 3 more times to feel comfortable...then you are so OCD that even I can't help you.

And with you being an artist, one born to appreciate things askew, this obsession with culinary symmetry worries me

William the Coroner said...

I do NOT have OCD.

I am Firm, you are stubborn, He is a pig-headed git.


HollyB said...

Well, until I drop this last 30 pounds, I've given up sanmmies for wraps. At home anyway.
But on my flour almost no fat tortilla, I like low-fat Mayo, then Turkey. The turkey needs to be next to the mayo b/c it's the dryest of the meats. Then the cheese. Then whatever other meat I'm having. Then roll it up and slice it into thirds.
Not 1/2's or 1/4's but 1/3's. And I MUST eat the middle 1/3 last.

But I'm not OCD, either. Y'all maybe be, but my therapist assures me I'm not.