Ah, there is nothing like August tomatoes in New England. I wait all year for this moment and have to eat tomatoes every day for almost every meal. A BLT is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the first perfect delicious summer tomato. Please, do not get cute with your BLT. This is not the time to be making fancy sauces or adding un-necessary ingredients.
A perfect BLT is:
- White Bread (sorry, no exceptions) perfectly toasted, not too light, not too dark. I prefer Pepperidge Farm white.
- A thickly sliced local (not purchased at the grocery store!!!) farm tomato. Season with salt and pepper on BOTH sides.
- 3 Slices of perfectly cooked bacon.
- A dab of your favorite mayo. Sorry, light or low fat mayo is not acceptable in this situation.
- A slice of iceburg lettuce, preferably purchased at the same farm you got the tomato at. Sorry, once again, spring mix, etc. is not acceptable here.
If you follow these rules, you will enjoy one of summers simplest pleasures
Take any kind of cooked chicken (grilled, sauteed, roasted) grill it on a wrap with a little tomato sauce and cheese and you have a delicious quick weeknight dinner. Yummy!!!! Continue reading Chicken Parmesan Wraps
So, my latest sandwich-kick idea is an Italian Panini. A Panini is an italian sandwich, that is cooked and pressed, so that the outside of the bread is a little crunchy and the inside is warm and gooey from melted cheese. Is there any way that you could put melted cheese inside foccacia rolls, melt it and it wasn’t going to taste good? I think not.
There’s a lot of different things you could do here. Add some chicken. Fontina instead of provolone. Mix pesto into a little mayo and have pesto mayo. Add soppresetta. Add hot peppers. You get the drill. Continue reading Italian Panini
Last Friday the sandwich of the night was a Banh Mi Pork Meatball Sandwich. Banh Mi is a Vietnamese street food staple. It’s on a classic french baguette, with a creamy spicy siracha sauce, savory pork meatballs and a crunchy sweet & spicy slaw made with carrots and daikon radish. All the flavors come together in a totally delicious sandwich!
I used the recipe from Bon Appetit and followed it exactly. It was perfect! Get the recipe here Banh Mi Pork Meatball Sandwich.
I like to have theme nights for food and I recently decided that Friday nights were going to be “Sandwich” night for a while. It pushes me to try new things and it’s fun. Ok, I get my idea of fun may not be yours LOL.
So last Friday I made the “Rachel” which is a play on the Reuben but with pastrami. I hate sauerkraut so Cole slaw stood in. This is a great fancy grilled cheese. The salty pastrami with the slightly sweet Russian dressing, crunchy slaw and melted cheese work in harmony! Continue reading Rachel Pastrami Sandwich
There is nothing like a great sandwich. The secret to a great sandwich is the right bread (and not too much of it) a great sauce and a mix of textures, fresh and warm, soft and crunchy etc. I made cajun chicken for a salad Monday and Brian fell in love with the cajun chicken and then I thought that will make a great sandwich but what would be a good sauce and then I thought chipotle mayo (a FANTASTIC condiment :)). This is a super quick weeknight dinner. Enjoy!!! Continue reading Cajun Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo
OMG there is nothing like a great sandwich, especially one with melted cheese and lots of flavor on crispy bread, yum!!! This is a great sandwich for a football party, you could get them all assembled ahead of time and just finish when you are ready to serve. Great use of any leftover roasted pork you might have! Get your Cuban on! Continue reading Cuban Sandwiches
This sandwich is sooooo good. I like to keep the ingredients on hand for a quick dinner but it also works great as an appetizer. If you use it as an appetizer, just slice into 1 1/2 inch slices and secure with a toothpick. It will taste good and stay out at room temperature for a while.
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These tacos are soooo good! You can make them as spicy or as mild as you want depending on how much of the seeds you keep. Sometimes, I will add some chiptole pepper to it as well. I usually make it a little on the milder side for my family and then just put a lot of hot sauce on it.
They are great for game day. If we are having Football party, I like to make these and have all the fixing’s laid out on the counter and then guests can just go make their own whenever they are hungry. You need to keep things super casual on game day, can’t risk missing a big play! Enjoy and Go Pats!!!! Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork Adobada Tacos