Sandwiches: Between the Slices

Sandwiches:  Between the Slices

 

Sandwiches:  Between the Slices

But exactly what IS Between the Slices?

Well, why don’t we find out?

We do love a good sandwich!

Sandwiches are usually easy to make, tasty, most are healthy, and also very filling but not in a heavy way, more in a comforting way.  So stop back from time to time to see what Sandwiches that we have made for you to try.

Julie and Gordon

And a tasty p.s.:  The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato)

This is a Sunday night favorite of ours.  Not that we specifically plan on having a BLT on Sunday nights but, we do always seem to have the ingredients on hand.  So, as we are thinking about what to eat there is always bread, lettuce, tomatoes, and BACON!  🙂  Now just add some mustard or mayo and you are all set.

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Also take a look at our other Sandwich Blog Posts:

Click Here for our:  Cheers to the Sandwich

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Click Here for our:  Let me Make you a Sandwich Bond Style

And:

Click here for our:  Sandwiches on the Grill

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Sandwich Saturday

What an easy, delicious, and healthy weekend lunch.

Whenever we have a house full this is a perfect lunch.

Buy various Breads, Meats, Cheeses, Onions, Tomatoes, Sliced colorful Bell Peppers, Spring Onions, Lettuce, Pepperoncini, Olives (Black and Green), Banana Peppers, Dill Pickles, and tons of Mustard’s!

Make it a Smorgasbord and let everyone just help themselves.

Just a few examples.

Hey!  This is a great way to cram some healthy veggies down the throats of our loved ones!  🙂

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Julie’s Toasted Ham, Cheese and Bacon Sandwich

(I seem to have the sandwich upside down here.)  🙂

This sandwich isn’t about creating something grand and different.  But, I did want to inspire you to do a few things that perhaps “don’t go together” in people’s minds.  I will explain…..

The Sandwich Ingredients

I found these excellent Onion Rolls at the grocery store bakery.  They smelled wonderful!  I knew that I had to buy them and that the sandwich I would make with them would be fantastic!

I happen to ADORE mustards!

However, I can never decide which ONE I want to use.  So, here I use TWO!  One on each slice of bread.

Using up an Onion and  Yellow Tomato

I placed some excellent deli ham on one side of the sandwich, along with an onion ring.

I then placed two different cheeses on each side of the sandwich, White Cheddar, and Provolone.

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Ready to go into an oven on 350F for about 5 minutes or so. 

Just to melt the cheese and warm the sandwich through.

Straight Out of the Oven

Add some bacon, lettuce and tomato and you have an excellent baked sandwich. 

Kind of a BLT and Ham Sandwich.  🙂

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The Baconator

(Actually, I made the name up because this lovely pottery is perfect for cooking bacon in the microwave.)

I was feeling a bit nostalgic from my high school year’s of living in Sevierville, Tennessee and I was especially craving the homemade Corn Chowder and Corn Fritters from The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  (Located just a few miles from Sevierville.)  Pigeon Forge is “bacon” sandwiched between Sevierville and Gatlinburg, if that helps you out any.

Well, as I was browsing the store online for The Old Mill Restaurant, I then saw this lovely piece of pottery.  Pigeon Forge Pottery is the best!  The microwave bacon cooker.  Perfect for southern cooking!  I mean look at it….  You drape the bacon over the sides of the cup and while the bacon cooks it drips the fat into the tray part of it that also has a spout to allow you to then pour the bacon grease into a jar to store for next time you may need some bacon fat in your cooking.  Perfect!

Bacon Fat is EXCELLENT in Making Eggs for Breakfast’s  🙂

If you would like one for yourself, here is the link:

Click Here For:  The Old Mill Restaurant

Just browse around the store and you might find something else you desire.

They also feature some excellent southern recipes for you to try as well.

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Dinner Roll Delights!

(I have recently come to find out that these sandwiches are also referred to as “Funeral Sandwiches.”  Perhaps they are served at funerals in other parts of the south but I don’t recall ever eating any food at any funeral I have ever been to.  What is traditional in my part of the south is for people to bring over casseroles to leave at your house for you and your family and guests to eat so that the bereaved don’t have to worry about food.)

I was in the mood for a baked sandwich but I didn’t want the large ones that Gordon and I always make, I wanted something small, and that is when I remembered these Dinner Roll Sandwiches that my mother used to make back in the 1980’s.  I remember them being very easy and that’s exactly what I wanted.  Easy, Simple, Tasty….

Hence, our Dinner Roll Delights!

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We made 3 different kinds of these Dinner Roll Delights by using 3 different breads, 3 different meats,

3 different cheeses, and 3 different mustard’s…. for 3 different flavors.

The Ingredients:

Any Dinner Rolls that you like.  (We used Whole Wheat, Potato Bread, and Hawaiian King Sweet Bread.)

3 Different Kinds of Ham (Honey Cured Ham, Sweet Smoked Ham, and Black Forrest Ham.)

3 Different Kinds of Cheeses (Provolone, Swiss, and Mozzarella)

3 Different Kinds of Mustard’s (We used a Honey Mustard, Grey Poupon, and a Horseradish Mustard.)

Sliced Red Onion into Rings

Worcestershire Sauce

Butter/Margarine

Black Mustard Seeds

The Cheeses and The Meats

The Mustard’s, The Butter/Margarine, Worcestershire Sauce, and The Black Mustard Seeds

The Dinner Rolls

You DON’T want to break them apart.  You want to slice through them horizontally, then remove the top and place onto a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Make sure the foil is long in length in order to cover the dinner rolls when you bake them.

Like So….

You Need 3 Small Bowls and Spoons

Red Onion

Now to Prepare the Mustard for the Sandwich

First up is the Horseradish Mustard

Just eyeball how much you think you will need to spread onto your sandwich bread, then add some Worcestershire Sauce to the mustard.  Blend together.

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Now use a brush and apply the mustard mixture to both sides of the dinner rolls.

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Next Sandwich:

In this sandwich we added the Grey Poupon along with the Worcestershire Sauce.

 

Blending Together

You can see the 2 different mustard’s on the 2 different breads.

We decided that a Red Onion would be good on the sandwiches.

Just Slice into Rings

On the first set of sandwiches Gordon is placing the Sweet Smoked Ham, and some Red Onion, and the Provolone Cheese.

Then when completed just put the top on.

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Next Sandwich:

This sandwich is made with the Black Forest Ham, Red Onion, and the Swiss Cheese.

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Same concept as before….

Now Place the Lid On

2 Sets Ready for the Oven

All that we need now is to spread some Butter/Margarine on top of each bun and then add some Black Mustard Seeds or whatever you may like.  Sesame Seeds, Yellow Mustard Seeds, Poppy Seeds…..

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The Black Mustard Seeds gave the sandwiches a really unexpected taste that I, Julie, really enjoyed.

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Now Cover with the Aluminum Foil and place in a 350F oven for about 20 minutes

When they come out of the oven they are nice and warm with the cheese all melted with the butter adding that nice flavor to the buns.

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Now all you need is a knife to cut them apart and then enjoy!

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King Hawaiian Honey Wheat Bread

These are the ones that we liked the best because they were sweet.

The Hawaiian Bread is very sweet, and we used the Honey Mustard in this batch along with the Honey Ham, and the Mozzarella Cheese.

Same as Before……

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The only difference here is that on one side of the sandwiches Gordon is just adding the Honey Mustard and not mixing it with the Worcestershire Sauce.

Gordon Placing the Top Back On

Adding the Butter/Margarine and the Black Mustard Seeds

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Then Just Bake and EAT!

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