I take my lunch to work. Yes, I am one of those people. Pretty much everyday, without fail, I make, pack and take a lunch to work. It isn't that I don't want to have fast food. I am certainly not on a health kick. And I certainly don't have a phobia of what could be in the hotdog. I'm pretty sure I've eaten worse than that. Going to restaurants (if I may use that word for fast food) really just presents me with too much choice. I spend too much time wondering if I made the right choice, and thinking (usually while eating) that I made the wrong choice.
Some people like to bring in leftovers. I am not really into that. That is where the sandwich comes in. The sandwich is my go to lunch choice. Sometimes I might bring in pizza, but that is the exception, not the rule.
I take my sandwiches seriously, and put a lot of effort into their construction. I'm talking about two different kinds of meat, toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, watercress, sprouts and a variety of cheeses and mustards. Most importantly, I take a lot of time choosing my bread. Weak bread leads to a weak sandwich. Great bread turns a good sandwich into a great sandwich. As you can see this is not some thrown together mishmash of a sandwich, rather it is a work of art.
You probably have questions. Is this worth the effort? Are you really that serious about it? Is this really a hobby?
The answer to these questions is
It's a hobby like cooking is for some people. As far as being worth the effort, every time someone asks me where I got the sandwich, I know that they wish they could eat it. As far as being serious..... like all things in life, you should do it to the best of your ability. If you do something as good as you possibly can, you will see the reward in it.