Have you ever found yourself eating a grilled hummus and coleslaw sandwich for lunch and wondered how on earth such a concoction happened to land on your plate?
Oh right, I think it started because I was making soup.
Soup that began with potatoes.
And then some beans were added too.
And then Bean and Potato Soup turned into Bean Potato Onion Carrot Cabbage Soup as I went pawing through the CSA produce to find more soup ingredients.
But when I got to slicing up that head of cabbage, I realized had way more cabbage than I needed for soup.
So then I made coleslaw.
And while I was making coleslaw, I got to thinking about my years as a waitress in a restaurant in my college town. A restaurant that had a regular named Ruthie who use to come in and order a Reuben sandwich.
Ruthie always asked to sub coleslaw for sauerkraut in her Reuben, and back then I thought Ruthie the Reuben Eater was Crazier than Crazy. Who on earth would put coleslaw on a sandwich? Or sauerkraut for that matter.
But then today while I was making coleslaw that I used in a sandwich
from the cabbage in my fridge that I had way too much of
to add to soup with some potatoes and beans,
I got to thinking that maybe Ruthie wasn’t so crazy after all.
And suddenly a little sandwich idea started to come together.
A couple slices of Ezekiel bread slathered with hummus and coleslaw and some Bean Potato Onion Carrot Cabbage Soup on the side,
a grilled hummus and coleslaw sandwich landed on my plate.
So yeah, that’s how that happened. I wondered too. And no, Ruthie wasn’t the least bit crazy.