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Classic Cafe Fare: Sandwiches

Inspired by Three Times Lucky

The one and only cafe in Tupelo Landing serves both diner/cafe classics and some more nouveau cuisine style dishes depending on who's running it!


Mo Lobeau, narrator of the story, is on occasion put in charge of running the establishment. Being a 'rising sixth grader' with a bit of a temper, Mo is not allowed to use the stove or any other heating option. So, Mo goes classic, with cold soups, salads, and sandwiches!

Mo offers two ways for customers to have their sandwiches served: hand-squashed or fluffy. This is referring to the bread, of course! Mo uses Wonder Bread, but any white bread will do. I've listed 7 possible sandwich combinations for you to try, but feel free to experiment! You can't go wrong with sandwiches!

Flavor options:



Bite of Italy caprese: Use as your bread of choice, with mozzerella, basil pesto and fresh or sundried tomatoes as your filling . Garnish with a couple of basil leaves or sundried tomatoes.


Egg salad: Use white or whole wheat  as your bread of choice, and dice 1- 2 hard-boiled eggs. Mix eggs with 1-2 tablespoons mayonayse or veginase , salt and pepper to taste. (you could add some hot sauce, too!)

Garnish with a pickle or fresh cucumber slices.

Flavor options: Sweet flavors

Sweet sandwiches are great for breakfast or dessert!


Perfect peanut butter and banana: Use 1-2 tablespoons creamy or crunchy peanut butter, 1/2-1 full sliced banana and a pinch of cinamon as your filling of choice. Garnish with several banana slices and another pinch of cinomen.

Chocolate almond butter cup:  1-2 tablespoons of almond butter, and 1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips as your filling of choice. Garnish with a square of dark chocolate and several almonds.

Summer strawberry and hazelnut: Use your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread, (it could be Nutella or another kind) and 2-5 large strawberries, sliced or 1/4 cup raspberries as your filling. Garnish with extra berries.

Classic cream cheese and jelly: Use white bread or an English muffin as your bread of choice. Spread on cream cheese, and grape jam or jelly as your filling.

 Enjoy, and don't forget to offer the option of hand-squashed or fluffy! Maybe just leave the bread fluffy?! Bon appitete!

Cafe Sandwiches

(Hand squashed or fluffy)

Inspired by Three Times Lucy

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Total time: 5-10 minutes

Servings: 1-2 (makes 1 sandwich)


Two slices bread of choice

Filling of choice

Add-ins of choice, optional

Garnish of choice, optional


1. Toast bread if desired or needed.


2. Assemble sandwiches, putting any wet ingredients on last. (i.e. tomatoes)


3. Garnish if you like!


4. Cut into halves or quarters and serve!

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