Hi TM (say hi to Mrs TM on behalf of all us dedicated posters if she's still there!)Well, at least it's sort of wholemeal bread? But do they realise the fat content of cheddar (I can hear your ateries furring up from over here in the east of england). Do you get anything else or just literally a sandwich when you order a sandwich? (crisps/side salad/fruity yoghurt/nice red apple?)As always, best wishes for speedy recovery.
I have a green banana and a synthetic finger of flapjack to go with it. Don't worry about the cholesterol or fat in the cheese... there’s not enough in there even to fur up the arteries of an undernourished rat. Mrs TM sends her best to the regulars.
Salmon bagels and cheese & cucumber sandwich - they look well together! Did Mrs. Traction bring you eartaps as well?? Bear on, good luck, TM!
Sorry for laughing TM, that is exactly what I did when I saw the piece of, snigger snigger, ahem, cheese.I wonder if they have some kind of magic cheese artist working in the kitchen, one who can make a sandwich look delicious until opened up, okay perhaps delicious was a bit over the top, how about nearly normal, or perhaps it was made by an illusionist, employed by the NHS.Bagel, oh you could just fall in love with that bagel.
Dear TM and Mrs TMPerhaps the sandwich could fill in holes in teeth caused by the killer biscuits as featured yesterday?Bon AppCats' Mother
No earplugs but she did bring probiotic yogurt with black cherry compote. Unfortuately it doesn't block out the noise quite as effectively.
YUM! Well, to the bagel anyway! The sandwich looked okay until you opened it! NHS Sandwiches are, well, not great but better than some of the muck you have had! Thank goodness for Mrs TM's commitment to your recovery! When she stops bringing you the bagels you know she wants rid of you! LOL!
Looks like scouring pads with half a wall tile...Nice bagel, you a lucky man!
Dear Traction....What is it they have against giving you any protein? It's almost like they want your muscles to wither away even more! And is that mould I see on the cheese? I was just thinking you know - airlines manage to feed 300 people in the space of 20 mins on a plane. They have food allocated for veggies / diabetics / gluten-free / soft food diets etc. And they mostly get the right food to the right people. And it's served by a nice young lady with a happy smile and a choice of drink. (Sometimes even a little bottle of vino). And you get one of those little chocolates on your tray. I know their budgets are miniscule too. Now I'm not saying that airline food is amazing. But it's really not that bad either. Perhaps you're on the wrong track looking at celeb chefs. What you really need is to get Richard Branson on the job. Maybe they would even put some films on in the afternoon for you to enjoy. (Just don't offer the tender to RyanAir)
Yoghurt and black cherry compote - now that sounds paradise! Much better for your bowels than custard with crumbs IMHO ... Bless your spouse! Bye-bye I'm off now. Barbara from Styria
You're very funny BLY! Considering cream cheese is probably worse than cheddar!
It was low-fat cream cheese... Just 3.5% fat.
I found the sandwiches to be incredibly dry. Very hard to swallow (oo er matron). A warm yoghurt and a tragic looking apple was the usual accompaniement. A flapjack!!!!! I've never had a flapjack :-(
The hospital where I work has its very own food game, 'sandwich roulette'!! The sandwiches and rolls are made and packed into their see-through little plastic boxes in the main kitchen, and then wheeled up the corridor to the canteen along with the roll of labels. The canteen staff then have to guess the filling and apply the most appropriate label. It's not uncommon to have a sandwich with the wrong label...and cause problems for vegetarians and people with allergies etc.They don't do bagels though...I wish they did. It looks good.
Try making cheese sandwiches that niggardly this side of the water and you'd get lynched (Or else squashed).
and made without butter terrible
Afternoon TMWhat happens now - are the Hairy Bikers aware that they have won this prestigious task?? They must be contacted forthwith or is this underway. Just checked their webpage but no mention ....Awaiting news! Cats' Mother
In Thailand sandwiches are made the same way.All the filling is shoved into the very front to make it look like there is something between the bread.When you open the said sandwich usually there is a 2cm square of ham or cheese or dollop of tuna and the rest is bare bread.The main difference between our sandwiches and yours is that here they cut the crusts off.I think that is why all the people here have straight hair LOL.Light,Love and Healing to you
Someone really has it in for you don't they TM? At first glance that sandwich looked OK then I looked again and thought maybe it was something from a Blue Peter in the 1970's. Thank goodness your wife called by, after sleep deprivation and then facing that it might have ended up with us having to read some other blog! Keep smiling. Ruth
Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll. Watch tomorrow's press and websites as the results should be hitting the mainstream media fairly soon. As to what happens next... it depends how public spirited the three at the top feel and whether they're willing to take on the challenge. So, watch this space. I'm really hoping some good will come of it. It's been fun so far, it's kept my sanity, it's enabled me to hear from some lovely people and it may end up saving some lives. I call that a result.PS: My x-rays came back yesterday with a very good report. My bone is healing really well and I hope to be home before Christmas is everything goes okay. Thanks for everyone's good wishes, prayers, thoughts, vibes or whatever. All gratefully received.
So, there's actually only one slice of cucumber per round of sanwiches? Cunningly placed in the centre of the bread so that it gets quartered and each triangle of the sandwich gets a piece of cucumber. And close to the surface of the sandwich as well, all the better to lull the nhs patient into the false hope of summery cucumbery goodness.....could be a form of psychological torture/ evil genius at work.
the sandwich still doesnt look as bad as some of the things they force on you at lunch .i hope the mrs brings you emergancy rations for the rest of tegh week tho , like a nice red cross package or some military food packets .that stuff would be gourmet food next to what you get there.but good news about the leg , eh?good luck with all that . rhonda, usa
wow! wholemeal bread, fresh greens, and actual cheese! True, the construction had some problems, but the ingredients were recognizable this time.Consider it an amuse-bouche in preparation for the salmon bagel.
It didn't amuse me. It was very dry and I could imagine older patients finding it difficult to eat. The cheese didn't taste of anything and I don't understand why they couldn't put more than one slice of cucumber in the sandwich. Good food doesn't have to cost a lot more. Care and presentation make all the difference.
I'm so glad you've had good news about your recovery. The sandwich I had (cheese, no cucumber) was so dry it actually made me retch. Fortunately the warm and slightly separated yogurt finished the job and I was actually sick. Lovely. For those who missed the pleasure the leftovers were cut inot smaller triangles and given to us for our 'supper' with a tea or a coffee
fantastic news about your x-ray resultscan't wait for your blog and the press tomorrow - I'm intriguedSusan
Congrats on the results of the xray TM! Good news indeed! You may yet experience a proper Christmas Dinner! Something to hold on to when the food gets too dire to cope with. As for the poll, I really hope the chefs accept the challenge you are setting them! Excellent!
"Professional" sandwich fillers attend a course to learn how to maximise the minimum amount of filling by strategic placement so that - when the sandwich is cut for packaging - it gives the appearance of being generously filled. Fact!binlid
I wonder if they buy in the sandwiches from British Rail? That arrangement -and amount- of filling looks a bit familiar...
British Rail ceased to exist in 1997... so that's about right looking at the state of that sandwich!
Even I cannot and will not defend the NHS sandwich!
wow! wholemeal bread, fresh greens, and actual cheese! True, the construction had some problems, but the ingredients were recognizable this time. SeniorJobNow