First post for 2012! Happy new year everyone. Its only taken almost 2 weeks this year to get my ass into gear and start blogging again. Though I do have proper excuses. Firstly Christmas season was busy with a few close friends’ birthdays fall in this season, other friends going away, then there is the influx of family gatherings and to top it off we moved house. So with living out of boxes while slowly packing and unpacking, and just going out, cooking has been a lower priority over the past few weeks. And added to that, the new place’s stove is being replaced, hence the title – A Stove-less Summer. Excuses enough?
Being rather sick of take out and eating out, but having no stove – what is one to do? Challenge accepted! I've decided to kick this year off with a series a that doesn't involve using a stove. Think of any awesome ideas? Shoot them through or comment below.
Stove-less Summer meal #1 – A Real Sandwich
How often do you get a sandwich but isn’t quite … complete? Pretty often. How often do you get a sandwich that’s just … mmmm! So good!? Rarely. And if you made that sandwich at home with the same ingredients it just isn’t the same? Even less often. Okay so here is why – don’t skimp! Remember its going to be a meal. Below photos of a real sandwich. Thanks to my dear OG – he’s shown me the light. I don’t need to tell you what goes in the sandwich – each to their own. However its how much goes in there that matters. OG says – there height of the filling should be more than the height of the bread that’s holding it. It also helps to have fresh bread too.
Ingredients in this sandwich:
- Mayonnaise (real mayo – not the Aussie sweet stuff)
- Roast turkey cold cut
- Shredded carrots
- Chopped lettuce
- Shredded cheese
- Triple cream brie
- Beetroot slices
- Fresh tomatoes slices
- Fresh basil leaves
- Fresh parsley – finely chopped
- Fresh chives – finely chopped
- Salt & pepper