Zomg it’s hot. And sandwiches.

Well, I’m not leaving my house unless I absolutely have to. No running.

It’s bloody 109 outside and getting hotter. Breaking records kind of hot.

Not leaving.

Oh, no.

No no no no no.

Instead, I’ll have leftover Pork Chops Florentine and eat cherries like a crazy person (which I’ve been doing for two days).

I was also very studious this morning! And I have come to a new conclusion about math: I enjoy Geometry to the extent to which I hate Algebra.

So  I suppose math is still awful, but geometry is not quite as awful.

I am also up to the letter “M” in my GRE Vocabulary book! I will be a literati by my test date.

Unfortunately, there is only so much math and vocab I can take in one setting. I had to take a break. I decided to blog…

… about a new sandwich recipe! :)

Italian Turkey Sandwiches

  • 1/3 cup  chopped onion
  • 2   oil-pack dried tomato halves, drained and thinly sliced
    (I can never find these at the store so I have yet to use them.)
  • 2 cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon  dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4 cup  snipped fresh parsley (I use the dried variety.)
  • 1/4 cup  snipped fresh mint (Ditto.)
  • 2 tablespoons  lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash  pepper
  • 4 (6- to 7-inch)  French style rolls, split horizontally (Or your favorite roll or bread.)
  • 1 6-ounce package  very thinly sliced turkey ham, smoked turkey, or ham (Or your favorite meat!)
  • 2 medium  tomatoes, thinly sliced (I only needed one.)
  • 1/2 cup  shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
  • Pepperoncini salad peppers (optional)

In a small saucepan cook onion, dried tomatoes, garlic, and Italian seasoning in hot oil for 3 minutes. Add parsley, mint, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper; cook for 1 minute more.

This sauce mixture should be used for the sandwich and remain unchanged because it is AMAZING. Of course, with the tomatoes, it might be even MORE amazing.

Everything after the sauce step can be changed to whatever you enjoy most about sandwiches. See below.

To assemble, spread sauce mixture onto bottom halves of rolls. Top with meat, tomato slices, and cheese; add top halves of rolls.

Arrange sandwiches in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve with pepperoncini peppers, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare sandwiches. Wrap in foil and chill up to 8 hours before baking.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 385, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 1114 mg, Carbohydrate 52 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 21 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 52%, Calcium 17%, Iron 29%.

And by “see,” I mean “read.” I completely forgot to take pictures.

For Husband’s sandwich, I used pastrami, and for mine, I used smoked turkey. He ate one of mine and both of his…

If you plan on sharing these sandwiches, make extra. The sauce is too amazing to share!