Monday, May 06, 2013

My Week In Sandwiches - Mini Verus Maxi

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


Chilebrown said...

Darn you. You said the magic word bacon and now I have to go to Starbucks.

Zoomie said...

Lovely sandwiches and salad. Happy days!

Greg said...

Chilebrown- Bacon!! You might need to eat multiple sandwiches to be full.
Zoomie- Thanks! I have to find out where they bought that kale. It was tender and sweet like no other I have eaten.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, no. You ate kale.