Sandwich Convert

by HEAB on August 17, 2013

I haven’t been much of a sandwich girl since I stopped bringing my lunch to school many years ago.  When I lost weight, I began making more elaborate lunches – usually big salads, roasted veggies, potatoes, some form of protein, etc.  Long gone were the days of a simple PB & J or grilled cheese.  Not that I have anything against sandwiches – they just never keep me full for very long.  Truth be told, there is nothing like the classic peanut butter jelly in my opinion.  So good, but I definitely need to pair it it with a bigger meal to feel satiated.  Guess that’s what chips are for, right?

Anyway, I’ve been loving on a sandwich lately that it is actually quite filling, and I wanted to share.  For now, I need quick meals that take little to no time to make, and if I can hold it in one hand while chasing around 3 toddlers, then it’s a winner.  Since nap time for all the kids has shifted to later in the afternoon, I’m often hungry before they all enter into a quiet slumber…read it’s 12 noon, Summer is demanding to play the Mr. Potato Head app on my phone, Charlie is splashing around in the dog’s water bowl, and Katie is somewhere…oh my gosh, WHERE IS KATIE?!?  Anyway, let’s just say I have a new appreciation for the Earl of Sandwich and his brilliant creation.

First off, you need two slices of the best bread ever…

I heard about the goodness of Dave’s Killer Bread several years ago, but sadly, it’s not available in Nashville.  Thankfully, my friend Melissa was kind enough to send me two loaves, and it really is some of the best bread I’ve ever tasted.  I will be so sad when it’s all gone.  Dave, please come to the Southeast!

Oh wait, we must back up a bit.  I forgot – FIRST, you need to make this basil-walnut pesto.

My mom gave us a potted herb garden as a housewarming gift.  So thoughtful – thanks again mom.  I’ve been watering, and nothing has died yet.  A miracle as I kill all plants.

So, you take two pieces of Dave’s and toast them.  Add a slice of provolone to one piece and broil or microwave just until cheese melts.  Spread your pesto and half a mashed avocado on the other slice.  Salt, pepper, and slap together.

I’m pretty sure a homegrown summer tomato would bring this sandwich to a whole new level, but that would involve me planting and keeping tomato plants alive.  So, I skipped that step.

What’s your favorite summer sandwich?