Category Archives: 02. Lunch and Sandwiches

Crescent Cheese Dogs


Crescent Cheese Dogs


8 hot dogs

4 slices of cheese

1 can crescents


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Separate dough into triangles

Fold cheese slice in half making 2 triangles

Lay out a crescent, you may need to pat it out to make it a bit wider

Lay one cheese triangle on crescent, top with hot dog

Starting at widest end, roll up hot dog and cheese

Place wrapped hot dog on prepared baking sheet

Repeat with remaining crescents, cheese and hot dogs

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown



Meatball Hoagies


Meatball Hoagies

Makes 2


1/2 pound ground meat of your choice

3 tablespoons bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


Olive Oil

Garlic Powder

Tomato Sauce

Hoagie Rolls

Provolone Cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, garlic and onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and Parmesan cheese together in a medium size bowl

Use a spoon to scoop the meat from the bowl

Form each scoop into a flattened ball to fit on the hoagie rolls better

Wet your hands if the meat sticks to you

I greased a cookie rack and placed it on a foil lined cookie sheet to bake the meatballs on

Place each flattened meatball on the cookie rack not touching each other

Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees


Place cooked meatballs in a crock pot

Pour sauce over meatballs

Set crock pot on high for 1 hour

Reduce heat to low for 3 hours or until ready to serve


Hollow out a little of the center of the hoagie roll

Brush with olive oil and season with garlic powder

Place in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted


Spoon meatballs and sauce onto toasted rolls

Top with cheese

Return to oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese.





Egg Salad


Egg Salad

Makes 2 Sandwiches

2 hard boiled, chopped Eggs

2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing (Start with less, you can always add more)

1 teaspoon Mustard

1 teaspoon Relish or chopped Pickles

1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 teaspoon Sugar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Chopped Celery and Onion (Optional)


Mix all the ingredients together and let it set for 30 minutes so the flavors can blend before serving.

Spread on your favorite roll, bread or wrap.  Top with Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese or Sliced Onion.


We enjoyed ours with a side of Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad, Pickles, Carrot Sticks and Chips


Gourmet Grilled Cheese


Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Makes 4 Sandwiches


4 Tablespoons soft butter

1 1/2 cups grated Romano cheese

1 (8 ounce) package fresh goat cheese

8 slices Italian bread

8 slices tomato


Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat

Place the grated Romano cheese in a wide, shallow dish, and set aside

Thickly spread butter on one side of bread

Lay bread, butter side down, onto grated Romano cheese

Spread the goat cheese onto the slice of bread facing up from the Romano cheese, use pressure to help the Romano cheese stick to the buttered side

Lay bread, Romano cheese side down, onto the preheated skillet

Top with two tomato slices

Repeat steps above for adding cheese to other slice of bread

Lay on top of tomato sliced

Repeat to make 4 sandwiches

Cook the sandwiches until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes per side


This is a very versatile sandwich.  Switch up the cheese with mozzarella, or pepper jack, add fresh basil, bacon, ham or any other ingredient to make it your own

This also goes great with a garden salad, homemade tomato or vegetable soup

BLT Tacos


BLT Tacos

I remember ordering these from Taco Bell in the 90’s, they were my favorite.  Now I make them at home!


Taco Shells

Chopped Tomatoes

Shredded Lettuce

Crumbled Bacon

Shredded Cheese

Ranch Dressing


*You will need about 1 strip of crumbled bacon for each taco you make

*If you are using corn tortillas, I fried them in the same pan as I made the bacon in, using a bit of the bacon grease to fry them up.  Fry on high heat for 10 seconds, flip and fry for 30 seconds or until the tortilla begins to puff.  Flip and fry another 30 seconds, remove from pan and fold in half


Wrap and enjoy!

Hawaiian Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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Hawaiian Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Makes 15 Sandwiches

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon honey mustard

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


15 Hawaiian Slider Rolls

1 pound thinly sliced ham

About 10 slices Havarti cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray

In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, mustard, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce

Slice the rolls in half.  The easiest way to do this is if you open the package and slice the entire chunk of rolls in half while they are still stuck together.

Pull apart the bottoms of the rolls and place them in the prepared dish.

Fold up pieces of ham to fit the rolls and place them on the bottom halves of the rolls

Layer a piece of cheese next, then more ham, then more cheese

Place the tops of the rolls onto the sliders


Drizzle buttery mixture over the top of each roll


If baking now, place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the sliders are warmed, the cheese is melted and the tops of the rolls are lightly browned.


If baking tomorrow, cover the pan with a sheet of greased foil and refrigerate.

The next day, bake for 20 minutes with the foil on, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Grilled Caprese Sandwich


Grilled Caprese Sandwich


4 slices Bread

4 ounces of thinly sliced mozzarella cheese

2 small tomatoes thinly sliced

8-10 fresh basil leaves

1 avocado thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter


In a large pan melt the butter over medium heat

Place 2 slices of bread in the pan and top with the mozzarella and tomatoes

Place the other 2 slices of bread on top

Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted

Lift the top slices of bread off the sandwiches and layer the basil and avocado on top of the tomatoes

Place the bread slices back on top and serve immediately


*Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar can also be added to this sandwich as an option