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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! - Jon's Sandwich Project Thread

PostPosted: October 17th, 2008, 7:39 pm
by Jon Bolden
I had my last day at work today and I wanted to celebrate by making a sandwich. Much to my disappointment, I was soooooo totally out of bread. I think my roommate stole it while it was in storage.

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I also noticed that my peanut butter was pretty old and almost empty. I haven't checked the jelly yet. This will be a great opportunity for me to switch to a "healthier" perhaps more natural peanut butter.

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I decided it was time for me to go to HEB and get to work on this project. I think I'm going to go Sunday. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. I hope I don't encounter any roadblocks on the way...

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PostPosted: October 18th, 2008, 1:12 am
by kaci_beeler
brilliant! I hope you can get some nice organic products into the mix.

PostPosted: October 18th, 2008, 3:53 am
by Jeff
I am now subscribed to this thread!

PostPosted: October 18th, 2008, 9:09 am
by Lindsey
Good luck Jon and godspeed.

PostPosted: October 18th, 2008, 4:52 pm
by bradisntclever
Jeff wrote:I am now subscribed to this thread!


I wonder why...

PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 10:53 pm
by Jon Bolden
UPDATE!!!!

It turns out that my suspicions regarding my roommate and bread-theft was correct. I found a bread(crumb) trail of slices all around his quarters.

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I decided to make a run to HEB. The selection was overwhelming!!!! I forgot to do research on which brand I should get.

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The old man at Jiffy Lube said that sourdough was really healthy, but this Hispanic gentleman at National Food & Snacks said whole grain was the way to go.

I decided to do some research on this bread I tried at The Enchanted Forest one time with a veggie burger. It's called Ezekiel bread. Here are the ingredients as seen on https://www.foodforlife.com

INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt.

I ordered some online. I'll let you know when it comes in and how it turns out.

PostPosted: November 6th, 2008, 11:39 pm
by sara farr
APPLE BUTTER!!!!


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2008, 12:48 am
by Matt
NUTELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2008, 1:47 am
by kristin
Jon Bolden wrote:It's called Ezekiel bread....
I ordered some online. I'll let you know when it comes in and how it turns out.


They sell this at Whole Foods, in the frozen bread section. Maybe Central Market too, but definitely Whole Foods.

PostPosted: November 7th, 2008, 1:29 pm
by Marc Majcher
kristin wrote:
Jon Bolden wrote:It's called Ezekiel bread....
I ordered some online. I'll let you know when it comes in and how it turns out.


They sell this at Whole Foods, in the frozen bread section. Maybe Central Market too, but definitely Whole Foods.


I got this at Whole Foods once, by accident. It was awful. Your mileage may vary, but, bleaugh.

PostPosted: November 7th, 2008, 4:55 pm
by Jessica
Yeah, I agree. Stick with a nice Italian Bread, or even plain old wheat.

PostPosted: November 7th, 2008, 5:10 pm
by Jeff
sandwich

PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 1:12 pm
by DollarBill
Jon, I really respect your ambition to tackle a project so expansive in scope. With sandwiches being sold at almost every establishment that food is peddled, it's really hard to judge quality before you buy. And the mark up is HUGE!!! I haven't done the numbers, but I bet you could build 5 or 10 sandwiches for the cost of 1 pre-fabbed meal. Plus you can build it however you want it, you can guarantee the quality (at least to the extent of your skills), and you get the satisfaction of reaping the benefits of all your hard work.

I wish I had the guts to take on a project like this... maybe then I wouldn't be a slave to Subway's Five Dollar Foot long. How did you learn to do this work? Is someone in your family a sandwich maker, or do you have some good resources to recommend? Do you think you'll ever do a SUB SANDWICH project?!?!?!?! I would pay to see that.

I LOVE THIS THREAD!

PostPosted: November 8th, 2008, 4:00 pm
by valetoile
Hey Jon-
My boyfriend works at Thundercloud. I know it's not quite the same model as what you're working on, but he's been in the business for a while, so if you run into any tough spots, feel free to give me questions to pass along to him. Looking forward to your progress!

PostPosted: December 10th, 2008, 2:31 pm
by Jon Bolden
MY BREAD CAME TODAY!!!!

It took a really long time because I've been busy with other things. But I'm finally ready to take this project to the next level.

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I took some pics of the bread with my girlfriend, but she made me promise I wouldn't post them.

Here are few pics of the bread plus my camel, Charles

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Next step is to get the rest of the ingredients and pound this thing out, one step at a time!