I used to hate sandwiches. Not all sandwiches (I've always loved hot, toasted or grilled sandwiches), but cold, pre-packaged lunch meat sandwiches with crap I didn't like on them (like condiments other than may, lettuce, tomato, onions… anything but meat, cheese and mayo, really). Then I discovered the deli counter. What a fantastic discovery! No longer did I hate cold lunch meat sandwiches so fiercely, but I wasn't convinced anything belonged on them yet. It wasn't until the last year that I really accepted lettuce and red onions on my cold sandwiches and occasionally I'm game for tomatoes.
This weekend, we attempted to recreate (with our own touch) the delicious sandwiches Matt loves which are all variations of an Italian sub or sandwich. We went to the deli counter and purchased Angus roast beef, maple turkey, hard salami, prosciutto and provolone cheese. Picked up some turkey peperoni, shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes, red onion, Italian vinaigrette dressing, hot banana peppers, and cuabatta bread. When we got home we made this delicious sandwich and man was it GOOD. This isn't one of those sandwiches you eat every day, but it was great to be able to create this sandwich at home and not have to go someplace to buy it pre-made. Besides, if you ask me, our version was way better ;o)