Jan 16, 2009

They did what to that sandwich?

Went out to dinner tonight and my husband ordered a Monte Cristo sandwich. Have you ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich? Well let me tell you about them in case you haven't. It is a turkey, ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread. Sounds good huh? But do you know what they do to that sandwich? They dip it in batter and then deep fry it. It's sprinkled with powdered sugar and comes with raspberry sauce for dipping. Seriously.

Now my husband tends from light to medium meals. He eats a lot of fish, pasta and sandwiches. He's a little persnickety about his food. I blame his mother. So he orders his MCSW sans powdered sugar and raspberry sauce. I think my jaw must have dropped because after the waitress leaves the following conversation ensues:

Him: "What?"
Me: "Have you ever eaten a MCSW?"
Him: "No"
Me: "Well it's kind of like a cross between a waffle and a sandwich" (I described it in detail for him)
Him: "It said wheat bread"
Me: "Oh, there's wheat bread in there, somewhere. Didn't you wonder why it came with powdered sugar and raspberry sauce?"
Him: "Yeah kinda, but deep fried, really? Maybe I should cancel it."
Me: "Who knows, maybe you'll like it." (I admit to giving it about 20/80 odds in my head).

Now there is a dispute as to how that last statement he made was punctuated. He claims that last sentence had a question mark after it. Like he was seeking my counsel on whether to cancel his order. I distinctly heard a period at the end of that sentence. Either way, he doesn't listen to me half the time anyway so the blame for this one lies squarely at his doorstep.

He didn't like it at all. He scraped the deep fried breading off and ate half an oil soaked turkey and ham sandwich. It was very funny and now the dogs have a treat coming their way today.


  1. Who came up with this sandwhich?..The French??...figures.
    I do think you are partially to blame though.
    As the woman,you are supposed to make up the man's mind for him...It's a rule.

  2. You're right, I checked and it's on page 57 of the "Woman Handbook". Right after page 56 where we are instructed in all the benefits of a strategic cry.

  3. Looks good but without all the crqp it would taste okay as well.