Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday

I have planned recipes for the rest of June. I think for a bit I might take a break and huddle over my asparagus before it all disappears for another year. So my blog will post with a recipe alone unless I decide to add something at the last minute. I will continue to visit other people's blogs though. Just feeling somewhat tired. but maybe I will feel less so tomorrow.

This is an unusual recipe for me, but hey, I'll try anything. This and some of the following recipes is from Half Hour Meals.

Grown Up Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Quick and easy for even your busiest weeknight, these sandwiches are an updated version of an old fashioned favorite. Full of flavor the whole family will enjoy!

12 fresh asparagus spears
3 Tbs butter, softened
1 small clove Garlic, minced
4 (6 inch) French sandwich rolls, split
3 Tbs Mayonnaise
3/4 lb cooked deli sliced ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
tomato, sliced
green lettuce leaves
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus. Cook asparagus in boiling water to cover for 3 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain. Quickly rinse under very cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.

2. Mix together the softened butter and the minced garlic. Spread some of the butter mixture on the bottom of each split roll. Spread some mayonnaise over the butter mixture. Layer the ham, asparagus and Swiss cheese over the mayonnaise. Place the sandwiches on a cookie sheet.

3. Preheat your oven broiler. Broil the sandwiches for 2 minutes, about 2 inches away from the heat, until the cheese melts. Top with lettuce and tomato, and use salt and pepper to taste. Top with the other half of the roll. Cut the sandwiches in half diagonally and serve.

Servings: 4

Source: ChewNibbleNosh


Have a great day
 

28 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon, Jo. Sometimes we just have to take a break and rest. Look after yourself.

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    1. Thanks Helen. I will just sit back and sing Auprès de ma Blonde.

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  2. I wish you good health Jo. Don't knock yourself out as they say. You really must be enjoying your asparagus. What a lovely sandwich recipe.

    Denise :-)

    The Write Way to Travel

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    1. Thanks Denise. I just feel a tad tired at the moment that's all. Yes, I do enjoy my asparagus but the season is so short.

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  3. Yep, listen to your body Jo .... recharge those batteries! Suex

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  4. Rest and relax! That sandwich looks amazing and i'm not a ham eater.

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    1. Thanks JoJo. I enjoy a good ham.

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  5. Put yourself first. We all want you to feel better!

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  6. I'd probably try it without the asparagus.

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    1. Didn't realise you weren't "into" asparagus Alex. You and Liz both.

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  7. This does sound interesting, I had never thought of putting asparagus on a sandwich.

    Rest up :)

    betty

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    1. Nor me Betty. I will/am thanks

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  8. Take care Jo, we're in the heat and that means indoors for me - with a few quick trips for an ice cream cone to break up the monotony.

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    1. Thanks Yolanda. It's quite cool here at the moment which I am not sorry about. Don't want to cope with heat just now. I don't remember the last time I had an ice cream cone. Yum.

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  9. You've made me hungry now. Hope your summer is going along well.

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    1. It's OK Dixie thanks. Hope your's is good.

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  10. Clever girl...sneaking some asparagus into that delightful sandwich.

    I had to take a little break. Then another. Hope yours isn't because you don;t feel well though.

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    1. I know you won't eat it Liz. Or at least not with the asparagus.

      No just a bit tired I guess. I just added a snarky remark to your book. LOL.

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  11. I saw the sneaky asparagus. I am with Alex on keeping those out. We do need to recharge so take care and rest

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    1. I know Birgit, part of the anti asparagus brigade. Liz Seckman too, although she is the only one I know of who mowed over their asparagus bed.

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  12. Mmm. I love this take on a ham and cheese sandwich. The addition of asparagus is brilliant.

    Sometimes a person just needs a break from blogging--and you have nothing to worry about. Your recipes are a lovely read all by themselves! Hope you feel rested and recharged soon, Jo.

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    1. It is different isn't it Kern?

      Thanks, I certainly need recharging at the moment.

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  13. I have a cold and feel dull too but that sandwich looks like it would cure me. I'd use chicken instead of ham though. Get better x

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    1. Luckily we never get colds Pinky. Pity, I love good ham.

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