Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 13: Sandwich Combinations

Well, now I'm pretty sure that I've got what Dan's got, and I feel like a sack of refried crap. It's the curse of living with a teacher--everything that his filthy little knuckleheads bring to school, he gets, and brings home, and gives to Max and I. This is my second illness since Christmas.

When you feel this bad, why cook? Make sandwiches. That's why they invented sandwiches, so you could eat something when you feel like death. The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook has a list of favorite sandwich combinations. None is complicated or fussy, and they all go so much farther than turkey and mustard on bread.

I think a few different kinds of these for a low-key lunch with friends or for an informal bridal or baby shower, along with a couple of soups and a big green salad and some kind of decadent dessert, would be great. Or maybe when you have the plague and you still need some kind of fuel to keep you moving forward. Feed a cold, or whatever.

All of the dressings, mayonnaises, and salads listed have recipes in the same cookbook. If there's one you'd like specifically, email me and I'll send you the recipe, but please believe me when I tell you that I didn't have the energy to type up all of these recipes.

Roast Beef with Boursin and Arugula
Roast beef
Boursin cheese
Thinly sliced red onion
Sourdough bread

Ham and Smoked Gouda with Sweet and Sour Pickles
Black Forest ham
Smoked gouda cheese
Sweet and Sour pickles
Whole grain mustard
Marble rye bread

Prosciutto with Goat Cheese and Radicchio
Goat cheese
Shredded radicchio
Balsalmic vinaigrette
Olive bread

Roast Turkey with Cheddar and Apple
Roast turkey
Cheddar cheese
Sliced Granny Smith apple
Mango chutney
French bread

Smoked Turkey with Havarti and Watercress
Smoked turkey
Havarti cheese
Lemon-Herb mayonnaise

Roast Turkey with Avacado and Sprouts
Roast turkey
Sliced avacado
Honey mustard
Whole wheat bread

Mozzarella with Roasted Red Peppers and Pesto
Fresh mozzerella
Roasted red peppers

Spinach and Feta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Baby spinach
Sun-dried tomatoes
Garlic mayonnaise
Pita bread

Chicken Salad with Fennel and Green Goddess Dressing
Classic chicken salad
Thinly sliced fennel
Green Goddess dressing

Peanut Butter and Apple with Honey
Peanut Butter
Sliced Granny Smith apples
Cinnamon-Raisin Bagel

Hazelnut Spread with Bananas and Toasted Walnuts
Nutella spread
Sliced bananas
Toasted walnuts
Whole grain bread

Tuna Salad with Tomato, Tapenade, and Feta
Classic tuna salad
Sliced tomato
Feta cheese
Romaine lettuce
Sandwich wrap

Egg Salad with Bacon and Radishes
Classic egg salad
crumbled bacon
Thinly sliced radishes
Bibb lettuce
Toasted challah

B.L.T. with Avacado and Chipotle Mayonnaise
Leaf Lettuce
Sliced tomato
Sliced avacado
Chipotle mayonnaise
Flour tortilla

1 comment:

merseydotes said...

I think I need to rethink the sandwich. I always sort of write it off as a pile of deli meat on presliced bread. These could be worthy dinners.