Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hello Retro Friends! Can we talk about bread for a moment?
With the limited daily quota of bread on the 1972 WW Plan, women everywhere were forced to be uber-creative if they wanted a sandwich.
Sure, you could take the easy way out and just have yourself an open-faced sandwich. But what fun would that be?
If you really wanted to be crafty and have your sandwich between "2" slices of bread you could make yourself a TWOFER from one slice!
Allow me to explain...
Get a sharp serrated knife and cut your bread horizontally thus producing two very thin slices. Now you can go crazy and have and actual sandwich like the rest of the sandwich-eating world.
As Jean Nidetch states in the 1972 WW Revised Program Cookbook, "Doesn't it feel good to see bread on both sides of your sandwich?"
Now I am well aware that there are many types of low-calorie breads on the market today, but if I wanted to truly experience the Retro WW experience, I had to try this technique. So I grabbed a knife and went to work. Let me tell you--it's not as easy as it sounds.
Everything was going so well at first. You can see me here slowly making my first incision...
but about halfway through, things took an ugly turn, and I ripped a giant hole in the bread. Have I mentioned that patience is NOT one of my virtues?
After my 4th slice of mutilated bread, I pretty much bagged the entire effort and just ate the sandwich filling without any bread at all.
For the record: I won't be attempting anymore twofers.