Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

PostHeaderIcon Easy Summer Sandwich Melts

The summer heat must be getting to me, since I don’t feel like making supper or doing a whole hell of a lot around the house. With TV with Internet and tons of sewing supplies in my bedroom, it makes it hard to leave the comfort of my bed to enter a hot, noisy kitchen.

Lucky for us we have a George Foreman grill that makes bacon uber easy to cook with minimal mess. With tomatoes finally ripe and a ton of lunch meat left over from our tortilla wrap obsession, making melty sandwiches seems to be the only way to go.

We don’t have a sandwich maker (hard to believe I’m missing a kitchen toy, isn’t it?), but we made some fantastic melt sandwiches anyway. Here’s how we make them:

1. Cook the Bacon
I know this isn’t a favorite past time in the summer, or any time of year for that matter. We cook our bacon int he grill, but microwave works also. If you really do not want to fight with bacon, this step can be skipped.

2. Toast the Bread
I’m sure you have a toaster. Insert bread, push the button, and ta da! Toast.

3. Assemble the Sandwich
Add your favorite sandwich items such as cheese (we used slices of Colby Jack, but mozzarella is good too), deli meat, mayo, tomatoes, and maybe the bacon if you were brave enough to make it.

4. Nuke It
Pop your sandwich in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the cheese is melted to your liking.

That’s it! No sandwich maker or hot oven needed here, just a microwave and possibly a stove top. The significant other loves these, and they are super easy and fast to make.


PostHeaderIcon Deli Tortilla Wraps with Ranch for Dinner

Over the last week, we’ve been making a lot of cold sandwiches for supper. It’s just too hot and we’re too busy to heat up the oven. What started as “just a new recipe we’re trying” has become one of our family faves.

These wraps were the first I’ve ever made. Ever. After a bad experience in high school, I’ve stayed clear of them for nearly 15 years. But I pushed the pesky memory aside, and decided to give it another shot. Wow, what have I been missing all these years?

Our wraps were worth bragging about, mostly because we used fresh lettuce bought from our local farmer’s market. You just can’t beat the flavor of home grown veggies. I wished our tomatoes would have been, but ours aren’t ripe yet. Although once we added good deli meat and sliced cheese (fresh from your local deli is best, but we used store brand) with a touch of ranch dressing, we had a really fantastic deli wrap.

Since we all wanted them a second and third night in a row, we decided to play around with the meat a little each day. Turkey, ham, and roast beef in different varieties were used, such as hickory smoked, honey baked, and so on. Each different combination of meat gave it a slightly different flavor, all of which were wonderful.

The variety in meat has inspired me to play with cheeses and spreads next, in hopes we come across a new wrap combination worth singing about. Stay tuned as we play more on the cold sandwich front to see what we come up with!