I have been MIA pretty much all summer. It isn’t that I haven’t been cooking; quite the opposite. I have been doing a lot of barbecuing, and a lot of baking as well. I have helped feed some family events including a graduation party, my birthday and a mini family reunion.
The problem is that I didn’t have a good camera until about 2 weeks ago, so most of my summer pictures are from cell phones. Not good quality. I am getting caught up now, however, and will muddle through, trying to keep you interested even if the pictures are less than stellar.
The food in this post is from way back in April. I remember because we bought some more expensive items with our grocery order. Items we couldn’t normally afford, but because we were shopping late Saturday night before Easter, much of the perishable goods were half price! Yay for discounts!
One of the more expensive items we bought was a loaf of cheddar jalapeno bread. It is made in store, and costs about 4.99 a loaf. 5 bucks for bread is too much for my budget, but at 60 percent off, it was a more affordable treat.
I used it in my Giant’s sandwich, along with jalapeno havarti (can’t get enough spiciness!), hot hungarian salami (half off in the deli), some italian cold cuts (also half off) and some turkey breast. Tomato, pickle and lettuce plus mayonnaise and mustard and my Giant was a happy man!
I served it with something we never buy, but did this one time. Tater tots.
I used to get these in our grocery orders all the time: 10 years ago! When I was still married and my nephews stayed with me I used to buy these for them. They loved them, and I really enjoyed the hashbrowny taste and texture. On his plate you can also see a giant dollop of sztaziki. I think he dips more things in it than in ketchup!
My sandwich was made on dark rye bread, also made in store. The rye bread is usually only 1.99 a loaf, (very reasonable), but we are never able to finish an entire loaf. When this was marked down 30% (what is with all the different dicounts?) I thought it was worth it, even if some went to waste.
Here you can see the thick sandwich I am rocking. It is cheddar cheese, pickle, hot hungarian salami, montreal smoked meat, sliced red onion, lettuce and of course, mayo and mustard.
I loved this sandwich. There is something about smoked meat on rye that makes me weak in the knees. Since these were monster sandwiches, we didn’t bother with soup but instead had a couple cookies after (not pictured). I guarantee no sandwich lover could turn either of these down!
This also started a week long love affair with sandwiches. In an effort to use up all the bread, I made the Giant breakfast with jalapeno bread, (you can see it in the first picture here), and sandwich after sandwich with it. I was tempted to make a savory french toast, but the morning I got up to do it the bread had started to mold. There were only a couple pieces left, so no tears need to be shed for the wasted food.
I hope you liked the look of these sammies. What is your favorite kind?