Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pass/Fail and Sammie Saturday Round 4

As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I though of a devastatingly clever and hilarious opening line for my post today. As you can tell, this was not it. Obviously I should not think and/or expect to remember things I think of after 9:00 at night. I am old. Fail.

But I am actually posting anyway. Pass.

It would not be Saturday without a recap of my weekly sammies...

This one was definitely delicious--I bought a jar of sauerkraut specifically for this purpose. I know a lot of peeps think sauerkraut is gross, but I like to support my heritage (Slovak) and EAT UP. It's cabbage. It's pickled. What's not to love?

Turkey Rueben on toasted multi grain bread with laughing cow and a sprinkle of feta. Pass.

There is a new restaurant down the street that I have been dying to try--like I talk about it every day, and have been planning to go there for weeks. Their thing is Philly cheese steaks, and I don't know why, but the sound of that sammie siren was calling my name. Or yelling. Whatevs. I WANTED one in the worst way.

D and I had finally settled that we were going no matter what yesterday night. We got ourselves all stoked up and rolled into the restaurant around 6:30. THEY WERE CLOSED!!!! What in the Fraggle Rock???? Who in their right mind, or even their left mind is CLOSED at 6;30 on a Friday night? Good grief. No one who wants my business, that's for sure. Fail.

I was willing to let it go. In fact, I was almost over it. Pass.

However, my hardworking hubby was in the office today (sad face) and he informed me that they were ordering in....cheese steaks. Gah!!! Fail!

Of course, I wasn't invited to the work-a-holic lunch party, so I was forced to improvise, lest my craving force me to hop on the nearest plane and have my own party in PA. ( I know two lovely ladies who might join me, but only if it was veggie and ethical!


LOTS of onions, sauteed up with mushrooooooms

Lavash wrap spread with laughing cow, sliced buffalo chicken breast and a sprinkling of Frank's
Pretty yummy for a buffalo chicken mushroom wrap. Pass.
Piss poor substitute for a Philly cheese steak sandwich. Fail.

Oh well. Never fear. I am devising a way to get my hands on the sammie for next week. Or else!

Anyways, one thing that never fails me is the outstanding show of support and encouragement from all of you! I am always amazed by your so sweet comments, and I can't tell you how much it means to me! Or maybe I can--it means the world! I am so lucky to have you guys as my readers, and I truly regard every one of you as my friends. Pass!

Hope you're all having a great weekend! Have any pass/fails of your own? xoxo


  1. Mmm I think your substitution sounds delicious! And the last time I tried sarkraut I didn't like it.. but that was in like 3rd grade so I'm pretty sure my taste buds have changed! haha

  2. hey I can't tell you how many times I've said - never again, to my attempts at food prep... :)

    try, try again :)

  3. Thanks Emily, now you have me wanting a Philly cheese steak sandwich! I don't think I've had one since I was a small kid, and it sounds pretty darn good now that I'm eating red meat again ;) Oh, and you also have me wanting sauerkraut now (German heritage, can't help it either).

    I've been living off my mommy's leftovers all week - so I give my mom a big PASS for all her efforts ;)

  4. I love sauerkraut! I am of German descent on both my mother's and father's side of the fam. But, I doubt that is a contributer. I may try to re-make that sandwich using Tofurkey.

  5. Fail: Missed my flight back home
    Fail: Waited another 3 hours not even knowing whether I will make it home
    Pass: Somehow miraculously made it home even though I was behind 27 ppl in stand-by!

    I ADORE Sauerkraut! If you like that, and if you like spicy stuff, you'll LOVE kimchi!!

  6. I love your appreciation of the sammie. I am a sammie lover myself. I used to hate saurkraut but I think I would actually like it if I tried it again. I think I'll do that! Hope you had a good weekend girlie!

  7. i LOVE sauerkraut. i am with ya sister - so dang good. but ya gotta get the good stuff!

    i read your last post, and it was so touching. i know you will get there one day when you are free of ED symptoms too - ya just gotta keep keepin' on!

    pass/fails...story of our lives, no?

    pass: i feel well-rested after almost 10 hours of sleep last night.

    fail: fell asleep instead of doing the massive pile of laundry i have :)

  8. mmm your sammies look laughing cow when it get all melty in a sandwich

    pass-done with monday work
    fail-back to work after being in costa rica for a week :(

  9. Way to compromise with your cravings!
    pass: i ran and did yoga today and feel like a bad ass
    fail: i am avoiding laundry by reading blogs right now...

    have a great night!

  10. I'll have you know, I am a former Rueben addict. And I don't mean the guy that won American Idol.