Thursday, July 12, 2007

two favorites

First, my favorite sandwich. This thing is heaven. So delicious. Trust me, you want to make this.

Here's what you need:

A bagel, bread of your choice, or bagel bread (my favorite but I didn't have any when photographing this so I used a bagel, which worked fine). I like the Everything variety. You will also need mushrooms, a bell pepper (whatever color you like), onion, avocado, sprouts, a tomato, olive oil, garlic powder, lemon pepper, cheese (not pictured) mustard, and honey (or honey mustard from the store if you prefer). I also sometimes add spinach, lettuce, smoked honey turkey from the deli...whatever sounds good.

1. Heat up your George Foreman grill while you cut up some pepper and onion (or you can use a skillet if you don't have a GF grill). Put a little oil on the grill and start get the onion and pepper grilling.

2. Cut up some mushrooms and tomato and add those to the grill.

3. While all of this is grilling, cut up some cheese (my favorite is Tillamook medium or sharp cheddar) and put that between your bread (also add some turkey now if you want to). Brush both sides of your bread with olive oil. Put your grilled veggies aside on a plate and put the bread on the grill for a few minutes. I usually keep it on there until the cheese barely starts to melt and the bread looks a little grilled. Meanwhile, sprinkle some garlic powder and lemon pepper on the veggies.

4. Mix together some mustard and honey in a bowl (or use the stuff from the store if you have some).

5. Once your bread is grilled to your preference, take it apart and add some the veggies, your honey mustard, some avocado, the sprouts, and spinach or lettuce (it's nice to add a piece of lettuce of spinach if you're using a bagel to cover the hole so everything doesn't fall through. Speaking from experience here...)

There you have it. Yum.

Another favorite thing of mine right now is the song The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson. Love her stuff. Click here and then click on the song title on the right to listen to it.

I went to the hospital today to be with a fifteen-year-old girl who delivered her baby on Monday. She was planning to place him for adoption through our agency but changed her mind. I was the lucky one who got to call the couple (who flew in from out of state) and tell them that they wouldn't be going home with a baby after all. Wow, fifteen years old. I can't imagine raising a baby at that age. My heart goes out to her and her situation and to the adoptive couple who had their hopes up.

My stomach is growling...I think I need to go and make one of those sandwiches for dinner.


Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

yummy !

Jennifer Stewart said...

Ok, that looks SO GOOD. And you should scrap this with the series photos. :) Love that!


noell said...

Mmmm, I love making awesome sandwiches and I already have everything in my kitchen except the sprouts.

The other day I put one together with avocado, turkey and tomato. But the best part was the horseradish and Lingonberry sauce (from Ikea, although raspberry spread works, too). Yumm!

the goodie box girls said...

so yummy! I think I need to make this!
Kim :)

Ali M said...

Yum! Except I would leave out some peppers.. lol. I tried your potaotes.. they were good!

mer said...

Just found your blog today, and have enjoyed visiting here! The sandwich looks so yummy. Can't wait to try making one!

It is hot here in Colorado too. We're fortunate that the house we bought has AC. We know so many folks who don't have it, and for those few weeks that it is really hot, living without it can be miserable.

So...try and stay cool!