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Thursday, January 8, 2009


Seriously. A sandwich cookbook?

We were at Half Price Books in Dallas, sifting through cookbooks, and I ran across a one for sandwiches. Out of curiosity, I searched, and there are tons of these books. Who needs a cookbook for sandwiches?

There are only a couple things you need to know to make a great sandwich:

1. Get some good bread, and toast it lightly.
2. Use interesting mustard.
3. Cheese. Any kind. Many kinds.
4. Use more meat than you think is necessary.
5. Serve with chips.

Hmm. That was more tips than I'd expected. Maybe I should write a cookbook.

To make any* sandwich better, use this easy olive salad. We have a jar of it in the fridge, and it's so good that Kaytie will eat it by the spoonful.

Olive Salad
(a Drew & Kaytie original)

1 jar of green olives
1 large can of black olives
1/2 jar of capers
1 handful of fresh basil
1 handful of fresh parsley
1/4 tsp (approx) of ground red pepper
1/4 tsp (approx) of ground black pepper
1 jalapeno
1/2 a red onion
4 cloves raw garlic
4 cloves roasted garlic
juice of 1 lemon
1.5 Tbsp dried oregano (fresh would better)
olive oil

Throw all of this into the food processor. Pulse repeatedly. Add the olive oil until the right consistency is reached. Enjoy on sandwiches full of cured meats.

*not recommended for peanut butter & jelly sandwiches


  1. Love this entry! BTW, Jack's mom got me a sandwich cookbook for my birthday a few years ago...needless to say, I haven't cracked the cover!

  2. Is this the same olive salad from the Christmas party? Because that stuff was SO good.