Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome spring!

Nothing says spring like daffodils. Aren't these lovely? They are from my BSP secret sister as part of Relay for Life fundraising. Haley is enjoying them...since we are not in Mayberry...and she was sweet enough to send me a photo to see what I am missing. They are gorgeous. Thanks, secret sister, whoever you are!
Sandee said she does not know what a Cuban Sandwich is (poor thang lives in CA), and I apologize for the poor quality of that raspberry photo yesterday. It is hard to find good light in the car, especially when I'm wanting to get that lunch into my mouth more than I'm concerned about photo quality!
The sandwiches have a submarine-style layering of ham, roast pork, cheese, and pickle between a sliced length of Cuban bread. The key to a great, versus a good, Cuban Sandwich lies in the grilling. A great Cuban sandwich is grilled in a sandwich press (called a plancha) until the ham, pork, and pickles have warmed in their own steam. Cuban restaurants use a sandwich press, but you can substitute a waffle iron. These sandwiches use no mayonnaise, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, or tomatoes; however, butter and mustard are optional. Cuban sandwiches are sold hot (pressed) or cold (room temperature).
We both like the hot variety. And note that it has to be on Cuban bread. Next time we'll order it with spicey mustard. Hmmm good!
So yesterday Dick worked on another patch of patio and is now down to only one more section to finish. His back and knees are about finished along with the project! Since we had to go out for more bags of Sacrete is why we took a detour to Publix for the sammie. And they had a BOGO on wine. Can you believe that? Oops, Ivana...that means buy one, get one...for free.
And I did some cleaning and rearranging inside the moho yesterday to make life easier when we are on the road this summer. We have a big trip planned. Stay tuned for details.
Today begins countdown to week. We'll say goodbye to WPB and head home to get back to work and get our RV park ready for opening up. Reality.
Enjoy your Saturday, y'all! Life is short...make fun of it!!!


Haley D. said...

Happy spring indeed! We are going to do a bit of spring cleaning today, and the girls are supposed to help Ol' Bill paint his "new" truck.

Joy said...

We're counting down in Mayberry, too - we've missed you! Enjoy the first day of spring.

jams o donnell said...

Enjoy spring. We are finally getting to see its joys after a cold winter ((by our standards anyway!)

Anonymous said...

I wish our Publix had the grill press for our sandwiches. They just serve them "sub style" with the cuban bread here... not as good as the real thing, but good enough to save a crave.

I so love daffodils. Spring flowers just bring back memories from childhood... Tulips, daffodils, forsythia, pussy willow and the like...

Barb said...

I'm off to the yellow house to get it ready for selling. Perhaps a Cuban is in my future this weekend! I'll have to check out their wine BOGO! I do love me a good BOGO!

Big hugs xo

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
Buona Primavera con i narcisi!
Poor Dick...he must rest after his long holidays ..on the patio!
Thanks for helping me with BOGO!!!

Have a great WE...I had a very interesting trip to Monza (see and the tresaure of the Middle Age!


Linda said...

So what makes the bread Cuban? Does it come over from Cuba to Florida on a door? Sorry ... probably in bad taste, eh? Seriously, though, is it a heavier bread or lighter? Is it the flavor or the shape or ... ?? I'm pretty sure we don't have it here in Connecticut whatever it may be - least ways not I've ever come across which doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't exist. Sheesh, I seem to be just digging myself into a hole with this comment so I'd best shut up!

Hope you have a lovey spring and the daffodils are indeed lovely!

Sandee said...

Thanks for explaining the Cuban sandwich to me. It does indeed sound very good. I'm sure I'll find one here. Sigh. I am indeed a poor thang.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)