Friday, May 31, 2013

Guest Post: Tryst Finds Something of Merit in Spanglish

It's been awhile since I've featured anyone else's thoughts but mine around these pages, but Tryst has returned to offer up some alternate takes and real world applications from films I'm otherwise just here to hold up or beat down.  Her past entries can be found here, and you should expect more from her in the weeks to come.

Cooking a proper meal everyday can be hard. Going out every day to eat is also hard (and often not good for the wallet or digestion). As much as I enjoy cooking, there are days it just doesn’t seem worth the effort. But, since I have a family to feed, food must be prepared. Enter the Spanglish sandwich.

Everyone I know who has seen Spanglish (2004) comes away with two things:
One: that wasn’t as bad as I expected
Two: I want that sandwich
Adam Sandler’s character very lovingly creates a sandwich in the film that I literally thought about for years after seeing the montage Then one day I looked it up on YouTube and decided to create my own version.


Bagel or bread
turkey bacon
plain cream cheese
sliced pepperjack cheese
butter or oil
salt and pepper

Sear the bacon in a skillet with very little oil or butter. Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside. In the same skillet add a little more butter and cook the egg sunny side up with the heat on low. When cooked, sprinkle the egg with some salt and pepper. While the egg cooks toast the bagel or bread (I have also tried this with grilled eggplant for a tasty twist). Smear some cream cheese on one side of the bagel (or mayonnaise also works in a pinch) and place the pepperjack cheese on the other. Then add a generous pile of spinach. Place the egg on the bed of spinach and top it off with the turkey bacon and a sprinkling of dill. Top it off with the other half of the bagel. Then cut it in off to see the fun spurt of yolk and gobble it up.

Our guest columnist and special fashion consultant Tryst is your one-woman guide to filmtastic styling, easy to spot on the sartorial street because of her excellent taste in tutus and expertise balancing in ridiculous footwear. With a degree in English and Biology, she is officially certified to make up both words and diseases, but prefers to make fashion judgments. While she does enjoy curling up on the couch with a movie and her English husband, she will be the first to tell you that pajamas belong on the inside…not outside…of your abode.  

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