"O Lord, how manifold are Thy works!" Psalm 104:24
The psalmist was right on, of course, but I'm talking about an entirely different kind of manifold here. The kind of manifold that's found under a vehicle's hood, although I, coming from non-mechanical stock, probably couldn't find it to save my life (that's what my husband is for!). The kind of manifold that can grill your sandwich, baby.
Note: This information is especially useful when you're driving through West Texas and your dining options are limited to either PB&J's or the fare offered by some very shady-looking diners. O Chipotle, why dost thou make thyself scarce???
Step 1: Assemble ingredients: Bread (gluten-free for me) and fillings. We usually do some kind of cheese, but on this trip I had found these squeeze packets of Justin's All-Natural Chocolate Nut Butter on sale, so we used those a time or two. Hey, Justin? Whoever and wherever you are? I love you.
Step 2: Slather outsides of sandwich with butter.
The butter is the key to everything.
As in life, so also in manifold sandwiches.
Step 3: Wrap each sandwich in tinfoil, with an optional underlayer of waxed or parchment paper.
Step 4: Give roll of tinfoil to four year old for hours of origami-making pleasure. (Yes, that includes shoes.)
Step 5: Place sandwiches on either the intake manifold or the exhaust manifold, whichever you can actually reach.
Step 6: Close hood and drive to next rest stop (or about 20 minutes).
Step 7: Remove sandwiches from manifold.
Step 8: Enjoy your grilled sandwich!