A great veggie sandwich is often hard to come by. It’s usually light on vegetables, heavy on cheese and horrendously overpriced. So when given the option to “build your own,” I strongly suggest you accept that offer.
Last night I popped into Reid’s Fine Foods for dinner before my book club.
Their veggie option is portobello based, which we all know is not my thang. I asked if I could just make my own with salad ingredients priced by the pound. “Of course,” said the very sweet little sandwich lady.
Working with a per-pound pricing strategy and my brokeass bank account, I went easy. Artichokes, olives, spinach, cheddar. But then… then she told me I could get whatever I want for a flat rate of $7.50 and that’s when things got interesting.
OH, my little mind starts a-ticking. Oh, in that case let’s add…
- Roasted beets (what? why, Katie?)
- Roasted red peppers
She looks at me. “This will be an interesting sandwich,” she says.
Interesting indeed, little sandwich lady. It was good, not mind-blowingly so and
difficult impossible to eat. I ran into Brittney and her husband Greg and they got to watch me struggle through it.
All because I got a little greedy. But can you really blame me? Anything I want for $7.50?? Dear god, I realize now that this is how buffet-goers’ minds function.