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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘sandwich’
Posted: November 18th, 2013

Garlic Ring Bologna

When I was a kid, my dad bought Smith’s baloney or bologna by the log. Big 10-pound rolls. My brother fondly recalls that we had quarter pounder sandwiches long before McDonald’s invented them. But ours included a half inch slab of baloney with a slice or three of cheese and mustard on plain, old Sunbeam white bread — the stuff the guy in the bread truck delivered.

Recipes exist all over the web for the perfect baloney sandwich. Some include fried baloney, grilled bread and various cheeses. Ours were pretty plain by comparison.

As kids, we ate so many baloney sandwiches that I never really served it to my own children until they decided they loved it after having it at other kids’ houses. Then, everything from ring bologna to slabs of the real stuff made it into white bread, Italian bread and whole-wheat bread at our house.

When a neighbor babysat my kids, she introduced them to baloney rollups — a slice of baloney filled with ketchup.

Some online recipes include a fried egg, pickle, bacon, tomato, lettuce and assorted corn chips and potato chips.

We prefer the plain Jane variety. And I think it’s on the menu tonight at Chez Parker.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: February 6th, 2013

photo-1For laughs today, here’s the sandwich I know my kids would love. It’s a grilled mac and cheese. I’m not a fan, but NPR‘s Ian Chillag of The Salt says the only thing that could make it worse for you is if they deep fried it. Read the full story here.

In USA Today, columnist Craig Wilson calls attention to a study that says women find Wednesdays to be stressful and really not pretty especially around 3:30 p.m. It’s an interesting read about how weekends and stress catch up with us today. Read it here.

So have a grilled mac and cheese, and don’t let stress catch up with you today.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  


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Posted: April 9th, 2012

I don’t know how we baby boomers survived as children. At least at my house. We grew up eating egg-salad sandwiches for lunch at school. They were slapped together on plain, old white bread, wrapped in cellophane and popped into a brown paper bag. There were no insulated bags at our house, and lunches were not refrigerated in the hallowed halls of the schools I attended. We left the house before 8 and ate lunch around noon. That’s a long time for an egg-salad sandwich to sit around.

I never got sick and I never got sick of eating egg salad sandwiches. Or fried egg sandwiches — also not refrigerated. Maybe it was the infusion of chocolate that saved us.

Today, my family rarely gets egg salad, post-Easter. That’s because we make deviled eggs every Easter, and they disappear on Easter Sunday. No matter how many I make, they’re gone. It is a protein punch with a little added fat.

Oddly, I am craving an egg-salad sandwich in a brown paper bag eaten while seated on a wooden, folding chair at wooden cafeteria table. Nostalgia at its eggstraordinary best.



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