Attention lovely Readers: My friend and former roommate, the supremely talented Aunt Spicy is having a give away. By day she's a high-powered career woman, but by night she's an incredibly stylish and chic crafter. If she was giving away her old socks, I'd want them. Check out her blog and enter to win. I'm greedy for the blue fabric bag, the pendant, the cards, the fabric....
I'm also greedy for lunch. I didn't plan to post two sandwiches in a row, but I'm always on the lookout for fast-and-fun Saturday late lunches. Especially now that football season has started and the Quiet Man is perfectly pleased to offer the gift of time in support for his true blue favorite team. What takes this sandwich from pleasant to perfect is the spicy mayo that you're going to whip up. Now, judging from yesterday's comments, the world is equally divided between mayo lovers and mayo-nayo sayers. In this case again, yogurt is a perfect swap out, but you'll also need to mix in a little olive oil. Yogurt alone will sink into your bread, but with the addition of fat it will create a seal that will keep your bread from being soggy. To save time, I'll make my bacon in the micro by placing it between paper towels and zapping for a couple of minutes until crispy. It's not quite as good as pan fried, but works very well on a sandwich with other competing flavors. Have a great weekend! We've got a church activity, Nutcracker practice (for my Sailor girl) and parent's meeting, a friend's birthday and a technology class.... and that's just tonight. Oh, mama, sometimes the weekends are every bit as busy as the weeks!
Money Saving Tips: Be flexible at the deli counter by buying the meats and cheese that are on sale. This sandwich would be equally delicious with any variety of meats or cheeses. When buying deli sliced meats and cheeses, don't over do as they only keep for a couple of days. Also, leftover thinly sliced meat (and your own sliced cheese) would work just as well as deli sliced meats. Chipotle chili powder is very spicey, so swap out a different variety if you like your food a little tamer.
1/2 cup mayo, light works very well here (or swap our 1/3 cup plain yogurt plus 2 tablespoons olive oil)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or other chili powder
1 teaspoon lemon or lime zest
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
4 rolls (I like hard rolls for this sandwich)
sliced turkey, from the deli
crisply cooked bacon
sliced cheddar cheese
spinach or lettuce leaves
In a small bowl, combine mayo, chili powder, zest and juice. Spread onto rolls and top with turkey, bacon, cheese, tomatoes, and spinach.
Overnight Blueberry French Toast