Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Twofer" Madness!


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.

11 comments:

Weighting Around said...

Thank goodness for Arnold Sandwich Thins and all those other 1 pointers! Sure glad we aren't back in the "olden days"!

Mimi said...

I know! I will be sticking with my Arnolds Thins after this experience!

heidi said...

can you imagine the loaves of wonder the average chubby housewife wasted trying to cut it into wafer-thin slices? makes you wonder why wonderbread is still at the top of its game [musta been the surge in its stock in '72 - enough to fuel the company into oblivion]

joe said...

My mom refused to buy Wonder bread. Sometimes that woman was just no fun.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! I love yours! The retro WW experiment I am seriously loving the idea! I am huge on retro stuff! Where did you go to school in Michigan? That's where I am from and just moved to the burg in November. I haven't even been able to find a job yet, and am just getting use to the area... ha!

Mimi said...

Welcome to the Burgh! I went to MSU. Go Green!!!

Chantel said...

Wait--can't you just use a rolling pin to "iron" a piece of air-filled wonder bread into something resembling a communion wafer??

lol I actually remember doing that, then spread with peanut butter and sliced bananas--freeze, slice into pinwheels.

Damn Strawberry Shortcake cookbook. No wonder my love has handles.

Vonlipi said...

Thank god you didn't get hurt!

My mom thought that bread was tacky, so she never bought any...Snob parents...

Leanne said...

My WW leader talked about doing that in the 70's. She used to make tuna sandwiches that way, she said that it was pretty much all tuna between two skinny pieces of bread. Props for trying to cut bread like that. I think after the second mutilation I would have given up. You are still more patient than I.

Darrin.. said...

Definitely takes skill to pull off the two-fer. =^D

Jana said...

Make your own bread, cut a slice reeaaaaaally thick, THEN slice it in half. Problem: solved.