National Bread Month
250 Years of the Sandwich
November is National Bread Month
I baked a loaf of french bread the other day and didn’t even take a picture of it for my blog!
What kind of food blogger am I?
Not only is it National Bread Month but it is the 250th anniversary of the sandwich.
- Bread and grain foods provide many essential nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and help fight diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and birth defects.
- Whole grains are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates – and are naturally low in fat.
- Enriched grains are also a good source of complex carbohydrates and are one of the major sources for iron and folic acid in our diets.
Who doesn’t like bread?
What better way is there to enjoy it then by making a sandwich.
You know what my very first recipe was that I posted on this blog?
A recipe for 30 Minute White Bread.
Sandwiches are easy to make and you can satisfy the pickiest eater. We eat sandwiches all the time. You can make them fast and simple or a little more fancy. Most of my family are simple sandwich eaters.
Ham Cheese & Mayo is a favorite of my daughters.
One of my granddaughters are on a PB&J kick. She eats them every day sometimes twice a day.
My favorite sandwiches include a slice of tomato on it. I love a fresh picked tomato and cheese sandwich.
It tastes wonderful on my Garlic & Rosemary II Bread.
I also love to slap a slice of tomato on a fried egg sandwich.
What is your favorite sandwich?
Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio has created some delicious sandwich combinations in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Sandwich. You can check them out here.
- Did you know that America’s love affair with the sandwich dates back to England in 1762 when Sir John Montagu, the 4 the Earl of Sandwich, didn’t want to put his cards down in the midst of a marathon game of poker, so requested his meat be served to him between two slices of bread.
- A fabulous new “food form” was born – and our passion for sandwiches continues to this day.
- With Americans consuming over a billion sandwiches a year – for breakfast, lunch and dinner – sandwiches may in fact be our most popular national dish.
Are you celebrating bread and the sandwich this month? Leave me a comment telling me your favorite sandwich combination.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.