Since I am busy packing for Europe and preparing the apartment for our next visitors, O’s brother C and German girlfriend G who will arrive one day earlier than us to San Juan end of July, the Wednesday recipe will be very short and concise:
O has become an expert sandwich maker in the last 4 years and he is in charge of making our breakfast sandwiches on the weekends. He is a sandwich artist!! Always using cucumber and tomatoes for decoration, he has completely adopted the Swedish way of making sandwiches, however using olive oil instead of butter:
O’s yummy sandwiches
– whole grain bread, lightly toasted (since I broke our toaster we nowadays use a grill pan on the stove – even better than a toaster!)
– a flavourful cheese, such as Manchego – we love a rosemary goat’s cheese that we buy in Costco or why not just some slices of Brie
– salami / chorizo / ham
– thin slices of cucumber and tomato
– olive oil, O’s spicy olive oil for example
– salt & pepper
Pour a little olive oil on each toasted bread slice. Add the tomato and cucumber slices, salt and pepper and finally the cheese or sandwich meat. Enjoy!
O has a different way of putting the vegetables first and then the cheese / meat on the sandwiches. It actually tastes really great as the bread gets more of a flavour from the tomato juices combined with the olive oil.
And for this week’s etiquette question (from DNs Etikettfrågan):
Would you wear the same dress* twice?
Of course you probably would, if you are not extremely rich and wasteful. But let’s say that you have been invited to two weddings the same summer and more or less the same guests will be expected to both weddings, would you then wear the same dress to both weddings? It is an interesting issue, which I find only applies to us women – men can wear the same suit to all weddings, parties and even funerals, maybe just changing the tie and shirt.
This summer I only have one wedding, but we have been invited to another one with the same group of friends, but unfortunately we won’t be able to make it to Ireland in August for my dear friend O’s wedding. However, for many summers in a row I had several weddings but I always managed to avoid this issue by the fact that there were different guests at each event. I also have a few different dresses that I can choose from for every wedding as I definitely recycle outfits. For my friends who are going to attend both weddings this summer, I doubt that they will wear the same dresses for both events but I am actually going to ask them next week when we meet in Strasbourg!
*) As most of my readers seem to be women…