There are only so many days in a row that you can eat the same old deli turkey on whole wheat sandwich, am I right? Here are three ideas for making sandwiches that will have you looking forward to lunchtime.
My mom is a great cook, but she is an especially beautiful sandwich maker. She could whip up an extra-tasty Reuben, or for something more unusual, a peanut butter and tomato sandwich. The idea of sitting at the kitchen table eating Mom's homemade sandwiches (even the weird ones!) is enough to make me nostalgic. What kind of sandwiches did you grow up with?
Tacos and burritos get the most attention when it comes to quick, portable Mexican food, but tortas deserve a moment in the spotlight. Built on crusty rolls, these sandwiches are stuffed with flavorful meats, cheese, beans, avocado and salsa, and sometimes cooked on a panini press until hot and melty. From chile and lime steak tortas to vegetarian mushroom and goat cheese tortas, here are a few recipes to try at home.
Looking for a better way to tote your sandwich? Try a reusable sandwich bag. Durable, washable, and more eco-friendly than their plastic Ziploc counterparts, these bags work for both kids and adults. And bonus: they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns! My favorite is the Zinnia pattern you see above. So fun!
I used to have a little countertop grill, the jawed sort with removable plates (always thought of them as dentures) for waffles, sandwiches, and grilling. But it took up too much space, and I used it precisely never, finally purging it during a move. I still love hot sandwiches, though, and I've found that a panini press is fairly unnecessary. Here are 5 ways to get the sandwich without the gadget.
Even though I work from home about ten steps away from the kitchen, I have a terrible habit of not breaking for food. Fortunately I've gotten a bit better since setting pop-up alerts on my computer ("eat breakfast!" "lunch time!") and planning for meals like these vegetarian chickpea pitas. They're refreshing, filling, best made ahead of time, and easy to eat. No excuses!
Late-summer BLTs just wouldn't be the same without this creamiest of creamy spreads. Nor would deviled eggs...or tuna salad...or the host of delectable foods for which mayonnaise is an essential ingredient. What's the go-to brand of mayo in your house?
Some regional sandwiches hit the big time, like the New Orleans muffuletta or the Los Angeles-born French dip, while others are famous only to those who grew up eating them. From Kentucky's Hot Brown to Chicago's Italian beef sandwich, there are enough regional specialties around the country to keep a traveling sandwich eater well-fed and happy. What is your favorite regional sandwich?
I put the word dessert in the title of this recipe to make sure that this crisp, gooey temptation didn't accidentally find its way into your lunch. Or dinner. This isn't a meal. It's not a snack. It's really not for breakfast. Truly. I'm warning you. Just trying to do my duty.