Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Sandwich Day!

Today is Sandwich Day because on this date in 1718, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was born.  

 from Wikipedia

While the sandwich was named after him, there is debate as to whether he was the first to create and eat a sandwich.
Since today is Sandwich Day, I thought I would share some more recipes from my vintage Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook.

This is called a Choo-choo because the bottom crust is not cut so the bread is still coupled like a train.

I grew up reading the comic strip, Blondie.  So when I think of a sandwich, I think of this guy - Dagwood Bumstead.  He was created by artist Chic Young in 1930.  Dagwood could eat a huge stack of sandwich and in all those years, he never gained an inch.
from NewsRealBlog

Here is the recipe for the sandwich named after him.

I love how this sandwich is topped with an olive.  How appropriate!


I'm joining Suzanne and Vintage Thingies Thursday again this week. 


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Fun! Would you try the Dagwood Tower? I'm not sure....

Fun post and I love the vintage recipes!

Postcardy said...

The Choo-choo sounds like fun for kids, but neither recipe looks very good for eating.

Coloradolady said...

Great post!!! I am not sure of the recipes....might be fun to try!! I love the Dagwood photos, my grandma used to love that comic strip!! Happy VTT!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I had no idea that yesterday was a national holiday. I should have taken the day off and had a big old sandwich. Minus the olives. Ughhh.

Anonymous said...

This is a fun post - I used to have a coworker who loved unusual and little known holidays. That is a great picture with your cookbook surrounded by your other vintage items.

concretenprimroses said...

I remember the commercial on tv mentioning the Earl of Sandwich in the 60s.
My dh makes dagwood like sandwiches, but very delicious. Hmmm he also rushes out the door in a panic every morning too...

Ann said...

Thats a new holiday for me!!! I'm fond of sandwiches--like to try new ones. Thanks for coming by OZ today and checking out the old sock hop tunes.

very merry vintage style said...

I love these old cookbooks. I think I might like the choo choo sandwich!

House Revivals said...

Love your vintage cookbook! I have one similar that belonged to my mother -- except hers was held together with duct tape, and loose recipes fall out whenever you pick up the binder!

Lyneen said...

FUN POST... Sandwich Day... I wonder how things get their names. HOW did Dagwood take a bite of his sandwich... thing that make you go HMMMMM! Great post. Thanks for sharing. Happy VTT!

paperbutterfly said...

Is this your first time? Hope we see you soon.

As I have supported my doula clients, some through pregnancy and birth and others with new baby care these last few days I find I do not have the time to chat with each of you individually and thank you for commenting or participating in our Tuesday meme. Please know how much we appreciate and anticipate your contributions each week.

Look forward to joining you around the tea table this week.

Blessings, Pam