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Over the past year, I have discovered the secret to a quick but delicious dinner and today I would like to share this valuable knowledge with you. It's fancywiches. That's right- you heard me- fancywiches.
Fancywiches, of course, are sandwiches that are way fancier that your regular old turkey and cheese on wheat. They are meal sandwiches, and I don't mean lunch. When you are done eating a fancywich, you never think, "I just had a sandwich for dinner", because you are too busy thinking, "mmmmm...".
Often, and especially on weekends, I need a break from cooking. Who doesn't? But what's exciting is that taking a break doesn't have to mean eating out or cereal for dinner. I like to plan a sandwich dinner for Sunday night so that I don't spend the whole afternoon feeling like I need to be working on dinner. Fancywiches make my weekends seem longer.
You need ideas? I've got ideas. Here are my favorite fancywiches in no particular order because I love them all:
Italian Pretzel- (as seen in picture 1) Cut a pretzel roll in half. Spread pesto on each side. Sprinkle each side with shredded mozzarella cheese. Add two slices of prosciutto. Place sandwich on a cookie sheet in the oven and broil for 2ish minutes. Top with lettuce and tomato. Munch munch munch.
Tuna Melt- (as seen in picture 2) In a bowl, mix two cans of tuna, one big spoonful of mayonnaise, one diced celery stalk, 1/2 diced apple, 1 chopped hard boiled egg, a little bit of diced red onion, salt and pepper. Spread mixture on a slice of bread and top with the cheese of your choice (I like Havarti). Broil for 2 minutes.
Avocado Egg Salad- (above picture) I found this recipe here, on the Pioneer Woman's blog. It combines two of my favorite foods (avocado and eggs) into a harmony of delicious.
Eggs Benedict- Cut thick slices of French bread and toast them. Mix together 2 cups arugula, 1/4 cup diced red onion, 2 tsp. olive oil, and 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Place a big heap of arugula mixture on top of each slice of bread. Top with two slices of cooked bacon and a fried egg. Make some hollandaise sauce (either from a mix, or from scratch is super easy) and drizzle over the egg. Top the whole thing with fresh tomato slices. Oooo la la.
Spinach Salad Wrap- Whisk together 5 Tbsp. red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 tsp. chopped parsley, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. dry mustard, and 1 tsp. olive oil. On a tortilla, pile some fresh spinach, one slice of mozzarella cheese torn into pieces, 1/2 a sliced hard boiled egg, 2 slices of bacon, a bit of sliced red onion, and a handful of sliced mushrooms. Drizzle with dressing, wrap up, and enjoy.