Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuscan Travel Sandwich

Since I am a discriminating and penny pinching eater, I have to plan ahead before I travel. I'd sooner go hungry than eat just about any of the overpriced and gray food available in the airport, unless you count M and Ms. This Italian inspired sandwich is perfect for lunch in a plane, train, or automobile-whether you're going around the corner or for a week in Tuscany. It can be made 24 hours in advance since you are using a hard and sturdy roll, like the padhina rolls pictured below. In fact, the longer the sandwich sits, the better the pesto flavor will permeate and soften the chewy bread. It travels wells, will survive a smashing or two in a travel bag, and can last several hours without refrigeration. Wrap the sandwich tightly in waxed paper and pop it in a brown bag with a homemade cookie and an apple. Bon Voyage!

Tuscan Travel Sandwich

Estimated Cost: $10.00 for four

Notes: Some of these ingredients are a bit pricey, but consider how much you are saving over a store bought sandwich. I usually use only butter and meat and cheese on the kids' sandwiches.

4 hard chewy rolls

-homemade or bottled pesto

-bottled roasted red peppers

-fresh mozzarella

-thinly sliced prosciutto

Slather your cut rolls with pesto and layer the remaining ingredients. Enjoy.
Coming Tomorrow:


Rhubarb Streusal Coffee Cake and an Orange Speedo....

17 comments:

Rebecca said...

This looks like summer, and those ingredients would have to give it big flavor. Can't wait to try it!

gigi said...

Another good one Prudy! Yum, Yum.

Lore said...

Yummy! I like the kids version just as much. Don't need a trip to try IT out, right? So I'm heading to the kitchen to make myself a scrumptious sandwich :)

Natashya said...

That looks delish, it would probably ship well. Fedex me one?
I love the buns too.

Catherine said...

This is my favorite sandwich! And your looks delicious and a half!

Michal said...

my mouth is watering. of course, it does that every day when i read your posts.

Emiline said...

I would pay a lot of money for that sandwich! It looks fabulous. I especially like the bread.

Steph said...

Now that's a sandwich!! It's looks delicious, espeically with the pesto.

Pamela said...

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Bridgett said...

This sandwich looks absolutely delicious!!

Lisa said...

Oh , this looks so great! I love these type of Italian sandwiches. Enjoy the rest of your second honeymoon!

Julie said...

Love, love, LOVE this sandwich. Tuscan cuisine is one of my favorites and wrapping the sandwich for a few hours makes it even better--more time for those great flavors to meld. Thanks, Prudy!

Mary Kate said...

Oh I do love a good sandwich. This one look so good. Drat! Why don't I keep bottled pesto, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and crusty hard rolls on hand every day of my life. If I did I could be eating that beautiful sandwich this very minute instead of staring at yours and getting hungrier and crankier by the minute. I better go find something else. Thanks for the great recipe.

Beth said...

Love the flavours, could really do with one of these right now - might help to get over a Pimms induced hangover!!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

It looks as if it came out of a gourmet deli. Love all the flavours!

Kevin said...

That is what I call an sandwich!

EAT! said...

I pack for our trips too. I get a little cranky when I have to overpay for rest stop food. I'm adding your suggestions to my travel menus.