Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Excitement....the Drama!

This, in case it's not obvious, is a bacon, jalapeño, and tomato (BJT) sandwich. I'm not supposed to each lettuce (though often I ignore that prohibition against raw roughage), so I make it a practice to eliminate the lettuce from BLTs. For anyone who knows my personal preferences in food, it will be obvious that I did not make this BJT. The bread, for one, is toasted white bread. White bread is not my thing.

I prefer dark wheat bread or rye bread or, if I'm living it up, pumpernickel or, in the right circumstances, sour dough (in which case I would also add lots of fresh basil...for some reason, basil on a BJT does not do much unless the bread is sour dough). For another thing, I would not have made French fries to accompany my BJT...especially not these fries, which appeared to have been fried in some sort of very light batter. Instead of the fries, I would have preferred salt & vinegar kettle-fried potato chips (though I rarely have them with BJTs...just to mention, in the interest of full disclosure). Finally, the jalapeños would have been visible with every bite, because I really like jalapeños. They are not so hot that they cause pain, but they add a sensory element to food that I cannot describe; I can only say that they make food worth eating, whether it's worth eating or not.

So where did this BJT come from? It came from J's, a breakfast and lunch diner not far from my office. And despite my suggestion that it did not live up to my expectations, I enjoyed it. It just wasn't as good as I would have made.

Now, why, you might ask, would I choose to post something about a sandwich that wasn't extraordinary? Isn't it obvious? It's the most exciting thing that has happened to me today, so far.


KathyR said...

Looks pretty good to me. Not every day can be full of riotous excitement.

Nicole said...

That's the kind of food that hurts my stomach. Brown bread, minus the fries add lettuce I could maybe do.