And you shall rejoice in your feast. Deuteronomy 16:14a
By: Gretchen Speer
This is my go to recipe for a quick meal. I keep several french loaves in the freezer, and we almost always have lunch meat and cheese. I will say that I think the thing that makes the biggest difference with this recipe is the quality of ingredients. I have tried using pre- packaged meat and cheese and it’s just not as good as the meat and cheese from the deli!
Sometimes we keep it simple and just do the meat and cheese only on the sandwich, but I when we are serving a crowd I like to offer a “sandwich bar.” It’s like subway came and set up in our kitchen:)
To make these subs you simply cut the bread down the middle most of the way though. Lay it open and put the deli meat and sliced cheese on one side. Lightly drizzle olive oil on the other. Cook it at 350 degrees until it is toasted to your liking. I cut mine up, but leave them on the cookie sheet so they will stay warm until they are snatched up. It is really fast and really easy, and not much clean up either. Doesn’t get any better than that!
Here’s a list of the things I like to sit out for the sandwich bar:
- shredded lettuce
- sliced tomato
- sliced onion
- sliced peppers
- banana peppers
- pickle sandwich slices
- spicy mustard
- ranch dressing
If you have a lot of turkey left over this would be perfect for that!
We usually serve some chips, veggies, fruit and sometimes soup with it. Check back tomorrow for my recipe for chicken tortilla soup!