- Bread: Two slices of Dudley's rosemary-olive oil bread, toasted until it just began to brown. If you're from the San Diego area and you don't know Dudley's bakery, then you're unnecessarily missing out on a simple pleasure. If you do know about Dudley's, well, then, you know what I'm talking about!
- Mayonnaise: A freshly opened jar of real mayonnaise (not that “salad dressing” garbage) – not homemade, true, but still very good.
- Avocado: A Californa Haas avocado, perfectly ripe, blemish free, sliced.
- Tomato: An Imperial Valley tomato, ripened in our window until it smelled wonderful, sliced thickly.
- Lettuce: A few leaves of crisp, dark green iceberg lettuce – for the crunch and the burst of moisture as you chew.
- Salami: A half-dozen slices of top-notch genoa salami. There's a huge variation in quality of Italian cold cuts at our local stores. Albertson's carries several that are particularly good, and this was one of them.
Never thought I'd say this, but I'm going back to work on the taxes with a smile upon my face. Nothing to do with the taxes, of course...