Shopping Around the World

27 Apr

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!

This month we are highlighting sandwiches.  Show us your creativity and your best sandwich.  What makes it special?  What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like?  It can be more than five ingredients.


This was a tough one this month – not so much as to a sandwich but what to pick to post.  I ended picking a sandwich that we all absolutely love here at the Hotel Thompson.  AND, it’s simple to fix.  Really – it looks like it’s complicated but trust me, it’s not 🙂

Normally we fix this sandwich a lot around the Thanksgiving -Christmas holidays because of all of the leftovers.  You are probably asking yourself well what do you call it?  This is our rendition of a Monte Cristo sandwich.

What you will need:

2 slices of white bread ($0.10)

2 slices of ham or leftover ham (if you buy the deli ham this comes out to less than $1.25)

2 slices of turkey or leftover turkey (again if you buy the deli turkey this comes out to less than $1.25)

2-3 slices of cheese – any kind.  In this situation, we used one slice of cheddar on top and one slice of cheddar on bottom with one slice of swiss in the middle.  (we had all of these cheese on hand and it came out less than $1.00)

Pillsbury pizza dough – yep you heard it.  One can cost us $1.50

Powdered sugar to top.  I’m still using a bag of powdered sugar that I bought some time ago.  I’m going to say this might be $0.25

And you have your choice of any kind of jam you want to dip your sandwich into before eating. Here, we prefer a strawberry jam.  One bottle usually makes it 4 sandwiches so for 1 sandwich – $0.75.

Build your Monte Cristo.  Lay out your 2 pieces of white bread.  Add a piece of cheddar, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey, one slice of swiss, one slice of ham, one slice of turkey and one slice of cheddar.  Take your pizza dough and cut it into two slices.  You just need a half slice to wrap around your sandwich completely – just like wrapping a package.  Get your oil hot in your pan because now you are going to deep fry your sandwich.  Yep, we are in the south – DEEP FRY that bad boy.  When it is nicely browned on all sides, take it out and pat it with a paper towel.  Then cut it into fours, place it on a plate and lightly dust it with the powdered sugar.  Dip in your jam and enjoy.  This is wonderful!


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22 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    04/27/2016 at 1:19 am

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:01 am

      Awesome – off to visit. XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    04/27/2016 at 2:12 am

    Oh that looks great… I want to be that count of Monte Christo… even in jail… when I get such a sandwich efurry day :o)

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:03 am

      Brother – my dad absolutely loves this sammy and says that it always makes him feel better when mom fixes it. It’s not something you want everyday but when you do – it’s so wonderful. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Of course I want mine without ham – snorts!

  3. onespoiledcat

    04/27/2016 at 5:34 am

    Oh boy……….we haven’t made those in FOREVER……Mom says that she will make them for her and Dad soon and no doubt I’ll get a nibble or two as well!

    Love, Sammy

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:04 am

      Oh they just have to cousin. Dad loves it with the strawberry jam and mom loves hers with orange marmalade. Either way – the sandwich is fantastic. XOXO – Bacon

  4. angelswhisper2011

    04/27/2016 at 6:30 am

    I think that must taste paw licking good with the salt and sweet combination, Bacon. We sure have to try this 🙂 Here is our contribution, hope you like it.. Pawkisses for a Sunny Day 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:07 am

      Thanks my sweet friend. Off to visit your sammy 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. hailey and Zaphod

    04/27/2016 at 8:24 am

    Lady can’t currently eat a decent sandwich. That looks delicious! She misses “real” food.

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 10:08 am

      Oh no. I’m so sorry. We thought about loosely the word sandwich. It can be interpreted mainly by something with bread but my daddy said it could really be sweet too – you know like an ice cream sandwich. Now that’s awesome. Give your mom hogs and snout kisses for me okay. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    04/27/2016 at 10:00 am

    As vegetarians we cannot partake of this combo but it sure is photogenic. Well done, Bacon.

  7. Skyler Braveheart

    04/27/2016 at 11:27 am

    Deep fry…Mars bars, pickles, cheese, you name it, they deep fry it here in the South… just to to any of the State or local Fairs for deep frying inspiration!

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 12:26 pm

      Amen to that. Mom/dad tried a deep fried Twinkie a while back – OMP! I thought mom was going to pass out – she said it was that good. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  8. kandykid

    04/27/2016 at 12:21 pm

    Ok, I am on my way for you to make me one! LOL

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 12:26 pm

      Anytime my friend – ANYTIME. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    04/27/2016 at 12:53 pm

    that does sound good – but I think I would make it through a quarter and be full. I remember stopping at a restaurant and getting sweet potato fries – they came with a little container of powdered sugar (first time I had seen them served with that) totally fell in love it with it and always have that with now. I am afraid my favorite sandwich would make most people cringe – peanut butter with sweet mustard pickle (which my sister sends me from Australia) – love it 🙂

    • Piglove

      04/27/2016 at 1:04 pm

      My mom never makes it through the entire sandwich either – she always has leftovers the next day. And your sandwich sounds intriguing 🙂 XOXO – Bacon


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