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
-thinly sliced prosciutto
Slather your cut rolls with pesto and layer the remaining ingredients. Enjoy.
Rhubarb Streusal Coffee Cake and an Orange Speedo....