The weekends are for slowing things down.
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Forbidden Sandwich #3–Fried Zucchini and Sliced Tomato on Pretzel Roll
We still had zucchini left over from Marie’s garden. But we did not have much zucchini bread left—we gave most of one loaf to Marie. The other loaf and a half…. I, um…well, I was hungry!
Sandwich #172–“Messy House” Ham and Cheese on a Roll
I looked around our house this morning. Clothes were everywhere. Trash hadn’t been taken out. Dirty dishes were piled in the sink. A cluttered house means a cluttered mind, and I had gone totally scatterbrained.
Sandwich #171–“Fashion Critics” Fried Egg and Pancetta on a Roll
E and I have often criticized each other’s wardrobe with the same sharp tongue as an editor during Fashion Week.
Sandwich #170–“Small and Sweet” Grilled Peach and Cream Cheese
I think I found out how to make peach cobbler in sandwich form.
Sandwich #167–“Together Before the Madness Begins” Steak and Tomato Pita Sandwich
E and I will not see each other for a week. Fashion Week begins today, and I will be out covering shows and parties for work.
Sandwich #165–“First Time Fryer” Fried Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Slaw
I have never fried chicken before. My mother fried it on occasion, but I can’t remember a time when she made any for Dad and I after 1994, when she was working nights, and I went on this kick where everything I ate was stir fried.
Sandwich #164–“Labor Day Labor” Pesto Egg-in-a-Hole
Working on Labor Day? No way! This weekend, we made plans to get in some beach time for the last weekend of the summer.
Sandwich #163–“Make Sure to Get My Good Side” Vietnamese Steak Banh Mi
E and I got all glammed up for a photo shoot this morning. Our directive was to put on our best looks and love up on each other for the camera. Easy enough, right?
Sandwich #158–“Sitting in Silence” Pepper Steak Wraps
E and I are the rare couple that can sit next to each other for hours and say nothing, yet be having the time of our lives.
Sandwich #157–“Burnt to a Crisp” Shrimp Banh Mi
E teases me because I like my food well done. “You like your food nuked until all flavor has exited,” he says. I took that declaration to heart the other night.
Sandwich #155–“Three P’s” Prosciutto, Parmesan and Pesto Croissant sandwich
Rating: Our herbs had grown to an obscene height–they’re almost larger than the bamboo tree we have back there near the door. The only way to tame the forest growing on our balcony is to prune—and make pesto.
Sandwich #153–“Flick of the Wrist” Crepe Fruit Roll Ups
Yawn. Brush teeth. Make coffee. Check e-mail. Think about breakfast. Check fridge. Crepes. Crepes could work.
Sandwich #152–“Back to Reality” Chicken, Tofu and Veggie Wraps
Vacation over. Back to reality.
Oregon, Peach Cobbler, and E
This is not a sandwich. But it’s something just as special.
Sandwich #150–“Halfway There” Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
I’m halfway there! In the immortal words of Drake, I say, “we started from the bottom now we’re here.”
Sandwich #149–“More Like You Every Day” Salmon Sandwich with Mint Basil Pesto
E and I are back on track. So, I’m back in the kitchen.
Sandwich #148–“Recess Friday” Bagel with Ricotta, Banana and Apple Butter
Fridays are a day of recess. They’re for planning the weekend, lingering over breakfast and arriving at work with a smile knowing you don’t have to come back the next day.
Sandwich #147–“Towel Stealer” Sriracha Egg Salad Sandwich
E has a criminal past. He’s a towel stealer.
Sandwich #146–“Break for You” Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches—using pre-made cookies and simple vanilla ice cream—were the fastest, easiest snack I could think of for E.
Sandwiches #144 and #145–“Clink and Clunk” Shrimp and Steak Lettuce Wraps
Here’s another sign that I’m turning into my mother.
Sandwich #143–“You LIKE Kale!” Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich
I scored a major victory at home today. I got E to eat kale!
Sandwich #142–“Back to Business” Peperonata and Goat Cheese on Baguette
Our Fourth of July—also known as my birthday—was country fabulous.
Sandwich #141—“CrossFit Unfriendly” Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice cream sandwiches are not a Breakfast of Champions. They’re filled with sugar and offer little caffeine or protein or other nutrients (maybe dairy. But that’s really all). They’re so not the ideal breakfast for a boyfriend who just came back from CrossFit.