Tasteful Tuesday - "Quick weeknight Meals, Sandwich Style"

Happy Tuesday Ladies!  I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  We were able to go play with friends and family at a resort and enjoy some downtime in the sun.  It was nice to get away and do something different.  But now it's back to the week, and boy is it a busy one for us!  We are heading to the Midwest for a wedding so I'll be busy packing, cleaning, and driving the kiddos around to soccer and all their other activities!  You know what that means right? Easy dinner recipes are a MUST on weeks like this!  Sandwiches are great because they are quick, and portable!  Oh and since we are on the subject of sandwiches has anyone caught the new food network series from the Sandwich King?  I adore the sandwich king!  He is a family man full of life and humor.  His ideas are superb!  I suggest you DVR his show asap (Sunday's at 11:30)  Now onto the food, here are some of my fav dinner sandwich ideas that are great for busy weeknights.  Enjoy dolls and have a wonderful Tuesday!!

BLT Pita Pockets *Serves 4
15-20 slices turkey bacon
 Mayo (I like the olive oil/mayo combo from Kraft)
2 ripe avocados, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper
4 vine-ripe tomatoes
4 cups romaine lettuce
Handful of spinach leaves
4 whole wheat pita pocket breads ( I buy at Sprouts)
Cook the bacon on a griddle or skillet  until crisp, then drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
Slice the tomatoes thinly.
Cut pita breads in half and open the pockets.
Toast the pita halves in the toaster until toasted.
Spread mayo on pita half.
Fill each pita with lettuce, tomatoes, Bacon and then avocado – dividing all ingredients evenly between the pita breads.
Serve immediately with side of choice (I like sweet potato fries, smoothies, or fresh fruit)

Cheese steak Subs (sisters cafe, adapted by ME)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 onion, sliced into thin half moons
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons A-1 steak sauce
1 pound deli roast beef, cut into 2-inch strips
Salt and pepper to taste
4 sub rolls, split partially open lengthwise (please by good quality from the bakery, it's worth it)
8 slices provolone cheese (I buy mine from deli, non smoked for the kiddos)
Preheat the broiler in your oven and place the rack to the upper-middle position. In a large skillet, melt the butter, and cook the onion and until softened about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and oregano and cook for 1 minute, do not burn!  Add the A-1 sauce and the beef strips, stirring well to coat the beef with the mixture. Cook until the meat is heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the sliced rolls on a baking sheet. Divide the beef mixture among the rolls. Top with the Provolone cheese and broil until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes (They melt really quick!  Don't take your eye off the oven, or it will burn) Serve immediately. I like to serve with fresh veggies, or a salad.

Meatball Marinara Subs:
4 sub rolls cut lengthwise (fresh from the bakery, or sourdough rolls)
12-16 meatballs (I use the ones from Costco when I'm in a hurry)
Favorite Jared or homemade Marinara sauce(Giada has a great easy recipe)
Provolone cheese (I buy the non smoked kind from the deli)
Olive Oil
Fresh Basil leaves

Preheat oven and cook meatballs until done with a little marinara on top.  Turn off oven and turn on broiler.  Drizzle olive oil over sub halves. Place a spoonful of marinara over both halves. Place 4 meatballs on sub roll.  Top with another layer of marinara sauce spooned over the top.  Top with a slice of Provolone cheese.  Place under broiler under cheese melts (Do not take your eyes off the oven!  This will only take 1-2 minutes) Place fresh basil on top of cheese if desired, then top of sub roll on top of sandwich and serve with a salad or roasted asparagus.

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  1. Those are all fav's of mine and my houshold! Love BLT's. and Avacado makes any sandwich divine! Love you! ~Kelly

  2. Totally going to try the BLT one!! YUM! I love sammies.