Monday, 27 June 2011
Quite often by the time we get home from church on Sunday we are both famished. We may have been gone from the house anywheres from 4 to 5 hours depending on our responsabilities of the day.
If I have been smart . . . I will have put something into the slow cooker and all I will have to do is dish up!
If I have not, we will end up having something like Beans on Toast, or Scrambled Eggs on Toast or Spaghetti on Toast, canned chili on toaste . . . or . . . well you get the picture I am sure!!
Other times I might make us a nice toasted sandwich which we will have with a bowl of soup, or just on it's own with some salad. A lot depends on our mood.
Today we went the sandwich route. I have any number of ways that I make these. They are always delicious, and made even more so because we are starving I suppose!
Today Todd chose a simple bacon and cheddar cheese with some Branston Pickle, which he thoroughly enjoyed along with a piece of leftover oatmeal cake.
Myself . . . I chose to have Basil Mayo, along with some bacon, cheddar cheese and sliced ripe tomatoes.
We were both happy. 'Nuff said. It goes without saying that you don't have to eat these on a Sunday. They are actually good any time of the week or day!
I have given ingredients for one sandwich, but you can easily multiply up or down. This is a sandwich that you can customize to your own tastes and desires and moods!
2 slices of your favourite type of bread
(white, whole wheat, etc.)
your choice of relish (pick one) mayo (garlic, lemon, lemon pepper, Basil etc.) Pickle (Branstons, piccalilli, chutney, etc.) mustard (honey, Dijon, Honey Dijon, English, etc.) marmalade (orange, onion, lime, 3 fruit, etc.) horseradish sauce, cranberry sauce
Your choice of meat ( Pick one: thinly sliced roast beef, turkey, ham etc. Or cooked bacon or sausage) as much as you think will taste good.
(I will use approximately one ounce of sandwich meat, thinly sliced, or 4 slices of crisp streaky bacon, or two sausages, split down the middle)
Your choice os cheese (approximately 1 ounce of cheddar, swiss, gruyere, mozarella, fontina, etc. thinly sliced)
Optionals: fresh rocket leaves, sliced ripe tomatoes, shredded chicory
Take your two slices of bread and butter each on the outsides. Have a skillet heating over medium low heat. Place one slice of bread into the pan, buttered side down. Top with your chosen relish. Top with your chosen meat. Top with your chosen cheese and any optionals as desired. Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side up.
Cook over medium low heat until the sandwich is nicely browned on the bottom side, then carefully flip over and brown slowly on the other side, until the insides are heated and the cheese is melted. Cut in half to serve. Serve warm.