I love Mini-Coopers and mini-skirts, and in this case I guess I love mini-breakfast sandwiches. Instead of our regular weekend made-at-home breakfast sandwich we hit the one of the ubiquitous Starbucks locations. I had done my homework and found a breakfast sandwich that would start my day at 350 calories. They call it the bacon and Gouda artisan breakfast sandwich and devote an online page and picture to its glorious self. It was about nine o'clock on a Friday and the Starbucks was jamming. We ordered and secured a seat by the window. My name was called and I claimed my sandwich. It was as pictured, but the size was less than expected. I guess size does matter when counting calories. It was dubbed the mini-breakfast sandwich and quaffed with great gusto. What time is lunch?
|Starbucks Bacon and Gouda Breakfast Sandwich|
On Sunday we hit our local favorite Creekside Bakery for lunch. This place represents the maxi-side of the equation. I had the Margherita Sandwich which is inspired by the classic Margherita Pizza with mozzarella, tomato and basil pesto. It was huge! No calorie count available but I suppose double the breakfast sandwich. Sometimes you just have to say what the heck and adjust accordingly.
|Creekside Bakery Margherita Sandwich|
In all fairness there were less calorie options available. Avril chose a salad of the day. It had baby kale, pecans, tangelos, creamy dressing and Pecorino cheese. It qualifies as a weekly sandwich because it came with a big slice of marble rye one could use as a vehicle to transport it to the mouth.
|Creekside Bakery Kale Salad|