Tuesday, March 03, 2009

One Fine Day

Last week the kids and I were dreaming of a warm beach in Ecuador. Although it wasn't that warm, we did get a few days in the mid 50's!It may have even warmed up to 58 degrees the day this shot was taken. We definitely wanted to take advantage of the warmth!

Last week, I also made my all time favorite sandwich for lunch 5 times. I crave this sandwhich like crazy, and that is why I have decided to share the secret of my success with you. :-)
There are two key ingredients you can't do without... A really good hearty multi-grain bread (mine is homemade... thanks for the recipe, Jahnelle!) If you don't have a breadmaker, you really need to run out and get one. It makes life so easy. We haven't bought bread since Christmas, when we got ours. But if you don't want to go to the trouble, most grocers sell multi-grain baguettes. My bread is a combination of bread flower, whole wheat flower, 10 grain cereal (the cracked small stuff), and 5 grain cereal (with whole grain chunks). It's really good fresh from the oven with Camembert or Brie, but when I use it for a sandwich, I like to stick all the ingredients inside and then place it all in the frying pan to crisp up the bread, and warm up all the insides. Don't forget to slice the bread on the diagonal to get a slightly larger sandwich. It still isn't huge, but I find it makes me satisfied with out over stuffing me.
Besides good bread, this is my secret sauce:

Target brand chipotle mayonnaise. It is so good! Just the right amount of kick.

Here is what I do for the perfect sandwich:

Spread two pieces of bread with a very thin layer of butter on the outsides, and a layer of chipotle mayonnaise on the insides. Lay one piece in the frying pan, and layer finely shredded cheddar cheese, then thin sliced tomato, then hearty sliced turkey, then pick up your remaining piece of prepared bread, and smash a quarter of an avocado on it (on the chipotle side). Lay the bread, avocado side down, onto the stack in the frying pan, and compress it slightly so it sticks together better. Turn the heat up to medium and cook it for a few mintues until lightly browned, then carefully flip the sandwich over and cook it a few more minutes until again lightly browned.

Yum!

11 comments:

Leslie said...

that sounds really good.

Barbara said...

Yummy !!! sounds delicious.

Laura said...

Mmm. This makes the chipotle mayo even more enticing. We'll have to try it!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks yummy Ginger! My hubby would LOVE me if I would get some of that mayo -- it must go on my list -- thanks for the recommendation!

Laura said...

That sounds delicious! I would love to have the multi-grain bread recipe if you are at liberty to give it out. :)

Jenny said...

yum!
thanks for the recipe. you always have such great ones to share.

i'm glad you got to enjoy some nice weather. we are so happy to be relatively warm again. :)

Raena Johnson said...

oh my gosh - i need one of those sandwiches. will put the mayo on my grocery list. i've made something similar with bread, mayo, ham and a thin layer of pesto (broil or grill).

Stephanie Paulson said...

That sounds like just about the most perfect meal ever. I must get your bread recipe, as that looks superb, as well. Do you use a Bosch?

V and Co. said...

;) nope i don't mind at all.

Starla said...

what?? chipotle mayo! oh i am SO going to target tomorrow for that! that sandwich sounds good too...minus the avocado. :) add chipotle to anything and i'm sold.

amandajean said...

that sounds so darn good!