Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saddle Bag Sandwiches

So now it is time to tell who our mystery guest was, and whether he ever got here or not.  His name is Michael Martine Murphy  along with our friend, Donna.  He is to become our neighbor for a short season, because he is going to rent or little house next door while he and his wife build their house here in our area.  He did finally come; but a few changes in the meal plan were necessary.  and the now compacted schedule of too many things combined from 2 days into 1, our "get together" had to be shortened somewhat.   This was our final menu:

Saddle Bag Sandwiches
Chili Rellenos Casserole, sliced, warmed and wrapped
Spring mix salad with apples, sugared walnuts etc. ; placed into disposable tupperware
Cranberry walnut vinaigrette in tiny jar
Tres Leches Cake cut and wrapped
plastic forks, 
paper napkins
bottled water

Saddle Bag Sandwiches

When Steve was young and when he would help his Grandfather work cows for the day, they would always pack a saddlebag sandwich.  He said his Grandfather would call the whole meal a "lump", due to the fact that the lunch became a lump in the saddlebags and  the "Hobbos" used to call their traveling meal a lump as well.  His Grandfather was always good at coining funny or different phrases.

Here is what makes a great saddlebag sandwich;

Sliced homemade bread
Sliced homemade roast beef
Fresh sliced tomatoes (actually a true saddlebag sandwich probably wouldn't include tomatoes, because they would turn everything to mush in the saddlebag, but they do go good if they're not going into the saddlebag)
Fresh lettuce
Put it all together as is customary.  Wrap in wax paper; I like to wrap sandwiches in wax paper, it just reminds me of the days when we were young before saran wrap or ziplock bags... something sweet about it.


Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to hear how it all went! I love that you made Saddle Bag Sandwiches! :) Thanks again for the recipes and all the updates it gives me a delightful window to look through!

living from glory to glory said...

Hey Pam, what a cute picture of the lunch box and thermos. We had such a great time and the left over roast beep Yum-Yum.
So glad we are blogging friends!

Marie said...

Oooh, you have inspired me to start making roast beef so I can make those yummy sandwiches. I love the whole menu. So inspiring, like reading a magazine! Thanks so much for the delightful inspiration. LOVE you Mom!!!!