Category Archives: 02. Lunch and Sandwiches

Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Makes 2 Sandwiches


2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons mustard

4 slices bread

4 slices cheese

Soft butter


Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions

Mix mayonnaise and mustard together in a bowl

Spread onto 1 side of each bread slice

Add sliced cheese over mayo-mustard layer of 2 bread slices

Cover cheese layer with a second bread slice, creating 2 whole sandwiches

Spread butter on one side of sandwich

Place sandwich, butter side down, on the waffle iron

Butter the top of the sandwich and close lid so it is just resting on the sandwich

Wait until the bread begins to soften from the heat before starting to gently close the waffle iron

Apply more pressure to the top part of the iron, eventually closing it

Cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes

Repeat with the remaining sandwich


* We used sandwich bread with the crust cut off


French Onion Grilled Cheese


French Onion Grilled Cheese

Makes 2-3 sandwiches


1 tablespoon butter

1 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon red wine

Salt and pepper to taste


Italian bread

Swiss cheese

Softened butter for bread

Warm beef stock for dipping your sandwich


Melt butter in a medium skillet

Add onions and sugar, sauté over low-medium heat for 20 minutes

Add red wine, salt and pepper to the caramelized onions

Sauté for 10 more minutes and set aside

Butter each slice of bread

Place buttered side down on a large skillet or griddle

Add slices of cheese on each side

Place onions on one side of bread

When the cheese has melted put sandwiches together, remove from pan

Cut in half and serve immediately with a side of hot beef broth for dipping

Chili Cheese Crescent Dogs


Chili Cheese Crescent Dogs


1 jar (14 to 15 oz) chili, heated

1 can crescent rolls

4 slices cheese

8 hot dogs

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes


Heat oven to 375 degrees

Spray 2-quart glass baking dish with cooking spray

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 in prepared baking dish

Repeat with remaining crescents, cheese and hot dogs

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes

While they bake, heat chili until hot

After the first 10 minutes of baking, pour hot chili into baking dish

Spread chili evenly around and under crescent rolls

Bake another 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is light golden brown

Meanwhile, melt butter and stir in garlic powder and parsley

Remove baking dish from oven. Brush on top of each cheese dog with butter mixture

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