Friday, September 02, 2005

Nothing new since Sliced Bread


As I'm walking home from my latest interview, I start thinking about lunch. I have the perfect ingredients for a fabulous sandwich, and my mouth is watering as I trek up the 50 some odd (steep) steps to get to my apartment. As soon as I'm in the house, I've already got my head stuck in the fridge.

Thick white bread, smothered in mayo and mustard, perfectly ripe slices of tomato, sharp white cheddar, and wafer thin pieces of chicken. I'm just about to put it all together when I look at the two pieces of bread left over in the bag, and notice something dark green: mold. My heart sinks. The evil mold monsters are trying to sabotage my lunch! I try to pick off all the mold on my half-way made delicious sandwich, but decide it is just not salvageable. I almost wish I had just not noticed the mold and blissfully ate my sandwich in complete ignorance. Alas, I had to make-do with stale tortilla wraps instead, sloughing all the perfectly placed ingredients of my lunch onto this pathetic flattened excuse for bread. Boo.

9 comments:

Danielle said...

So funny! You always make me laugh. We had to stop buying bread because that kept happening with the mold monster. It sucks. But, I do like wrap sandwiches.

Lauren said...

yeah wraps are good when the tortilla is fresh and not stiff as a frisbee.

stacey said...

Same thing here. So we started buyinng smaller loaves from the bakery. Now, they go stale before they mold and we just throw them in soup. We always have some Wasa or Ryvita crackers (I'm such a granny) so when the inevitable day of no good bread comes along... we dip into the crackers, which are actually very good.

Our milk used to always go bad-- we couldn't drink it fast enough. But now, we buy organic milk. We buy twice the quantity and for some reason it keeps longer than "regular" milk. This kind of frightens me, but it tastes so good.

Lauren said...

Crackers are fabulous. The bread goes moldy here so much quicker than in the states or France. Luckily stephane and I are bread fiends, so we're usually able to eat the loaf before it succombs to evil mold.

Anonymous said...

The reason that the bread goess mouldy quicker in the UK is because it's fresh! It worries me that the Harry's stuff in France lasts so long. It's just not right!

Lauren said...

mmm, Harry's bread. But I'm sure you're right.

Anonymous said...

Allo Lauren! So glad you stopped by cause now I have found your blog. I leave for Paris a week from today and your recent trip just whetted my appetite (unlike the moldy bread which did not--feh). Cheers, bluepoppy
http://bluepoppy.omworks.com

Neil said...

Why didn't you bring back some baguettes from Paris?

Lauren said...

bagettes are lovely but encombersome.

have fun Blue Poppy!