Category Archives: 02. Lunch and Sandwiches

Egg Salad

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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

 

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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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

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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

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Drizzle buttery mixture over the top of each roll

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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

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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

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Makes 4 Sandwiches

 

3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

1/4 cup minced onion or 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 tablespoon sweet relish

1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Mix together the chopped eggs and avocado in a medium bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients listed above and blend well.

Let the salad sit for a few minutes in the refrigerator so the flavors can blend.

Enjoy topped on a fresh garden salad or as a sandwich made with your favorite toppings.

Prosperity Sandwich

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This recipe will make 2 sandwiches

3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cheese
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 slices thick bread
8 slices ham
8 slices turkey
1 large tomato sliced

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
Mix flour into butter and cook for 1 minute
Slowly whisk in milk and simmer till thick, approximately 5 minutes

Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Set aside

Toast bread under broiler, only takes a couple minutes
Top with turkey, ham, tomato and cheese sauce

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Top with extra shredded cheese
Broil 5 minutes or until bubbly

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Enjoy!