June 13, 2006

Thirty Things About Me, 6

10. Favorite Sandwich?

Ham and gruyere.

11. What characteristic do you despise?

Cluttering. Hate it.

12. Favorite item of clothing?

Summer: my tank tops. Winter: my wool socks.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a holiday where would you go?


14. What color is your bathroom?

Right now, an awful beige. But it will be a light green, possibly with white accents.

Posted by Attila Girl at June 13, 2006 05:02 PM | TrackBack

Ham and gruyere

That sounds so...John Kerry :-)

Posted by: Mark at June 13, 2006 06:42 PM

Okay, then. What if I used another type of cheese, and grilled it? I do love panini.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 13, 2006 06:48 PM

mmmm, panini, or i'm rather fond of cuban sandwiches. used to be a place that made cuban paninis.

Posted by: maggie katzen at June 13, 2006 08:31 PM

Use Havarti! Unfortunately, supporting the Danes is making me kind of sick of Havarti, but hey, everything tastes good when it sits in a panini.

Posted by: Kevin at June 13, 2006 10:31 PM

what's a panini? wtf? are you telling me there's something you eat involving cheese that i don't know about?!?!?

--the recluse

Posted by: k at June 14, 2006 06:13 AM

It's a yummy little grilled sandwich.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 14, 2006 07:37 AM

AKA "a grilled cheese sandwich." Instead of a sandwich press, iron, or a cast iron pan to squeeze the sandwich, you use a panini press. Same principle, higher cost. k, there's not a thing you need to know that you don't already know.

Posted by: Darrell at June 14, 2006 08:58 PM

I'll bet I could manage it using my bacon press.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 14, 2006 10:03 PM

On the other hand, it's part of the mystique of going out: finding out which sandwich shops have a way with ham and cheese.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 15, 2006 05:03 PM

now that actually sounds like a cuban - they're always pressed. so maggie katzen has me a little confused. how could a cuban not be a panini? maybe it' the way they press it.

ok. thanks, guys. i feel better now.

oh! and btw darrell, your mango's doing quite nicely.


Posted by: k at June 16, 2006 05:56 AM

now a panini sounds like a cuban - they're always pressed. maggie katzen has me a little confused - how could a cuban not be a panini. oh. that panini press. it's still pressed, it's just the WAY it's pressed.

ok. thanks, guys. i feel better. i rely on all y'all to do my *out in the world* exploring for me.

and btw darrell: your mango's doing quite nicely.

Posted by: k at June 16, 2006 06:03 AM

ha! comment eaters lurking, lurking...

Posted by: k at June 16, 2006 06:04 AM

I bet the panini and the cuban are kissing cousins! HOW ABOUT THAT! I bet that all countries with cheese and bread and heat have a similar concoction!!! And I'll go double or nothing and say that they most likely have their OWN names for their creations! I could open an international sandwich shop with 250 sandwiches on the menu that ARE ALL THE SAME! The mind boggles!

k. I saw my mango(what an honor!)and it's really coming along! A guy can get lost in a mango like that! So easy to drown in that juicy goodness. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! What a way to go!

Posted by: Darrell at June 16, 2006 07:52 PM

A stripped-down quesedilla, college-girl style, is essentially grilled cheese with thinner bread that wraps all the way around it.

No press necessary.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 16, 2006 10:15 PM

darrell always finds the best links! that sandwich is cute. i like its little stripes.

that's one happy mango there, btw. this year? not many mangoes. hurricane ate a lot of branches. but i have a feeling that what's there will be exceptionally good.

Posted by: k at June 17, 2006 06:08 AM

Why thank you, k! If you liked that link you'll LOVE this one. Errrr...maybe LMA will love it better. It's got a cat with its political head screwed on straight even. http://www.illwillpress.com/newz.html?&referrer=http://www.jokeaday.com/

I see if I can use good thoughts and harmonic convergence to make that mango EVEN more juicy, sweet, and TASTY for you! ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Posted by: Darrell at June 17, 2006 08:08 AM

I bet we can have desserts, too, made with dessert cheeses and filo or puff-pastry sheets. Or raisin or cinnamon bread, even.

Posted by: Darrell at June 17, 2006 08:22 AM

Sheesh, guys: get a room.

I want to point out, for the record, that the panino Daryl showed us was not just grilled cheese, but a ham and cheese. There was ham in that thing, or I'm not Attila Girl, scourge of the internet, capable of pillaging anything--even a sandwich shop--on a moment's notice.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 17, 2006 10:36 PM

And please note that all food tastes better with grill marks on it. It just does. (Kind of like the principle that makes cars go better if they have racing stripes on 'em.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 17, 2006 10:38 PM

Sure it had ham, because that's how this thread started! That's the beauty of grilled cheese sandwiches....They don't stop being grilled cheese sandwiches just because you add something extra. Just like I don't stop being me when I'm called Daryl. I think.

Posted by: Darrell at June 18, 2006 07:45 PM

I'm sure that knee was called for. I'll ponder it for awhile.

Posted by: Darrell at June 18, 2006 09:46 PM

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