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Summer Sandwiches 
Jun. 8, 2011 6:33 pm 
Updated: Jun. 16, 2011 6:36 am

It's not officially here yet, but it feels like

summer outside.  My kids are running wild

in the trees again and scratching

countless mosquito bites.  When it's hot out

there is nothing I love more than a sandwich

for supper.  They can be simple or complex,

quick or time consuming.  You can use

buns, bread, wraps, pitas, rice paper or even

giant leaves of lettuce to hold your fillings

and what you put in them is only limited by

your imagination. 

We eat wraps for lunch fairly often but not

as much for dinner.  But for eating on the

run they can'd be beat. I really adored these

Seasame Lime Steak Wraps.  I used venison

and added extra veggies to mine.  These

Cashew Chicken Wraps were a nice change

but not something I'd make all of the time. 

I love use this recipe for Steak on a Stick,

again with venison, in a wrap with a little

sweet mustard.   My husband was most

impressed so far by These simple Buffalo

Chicken Wraps.  I'm usually not a big celery

fan but I loved it in this.

My children are not yet intersted in

'interesting' sandwiches.  They're still stuck

on peanut butter and jam or ham and

cheese.  They do like burgers though (of

course) and 3 out of 4 loved these Midwest

Loose Meats made with a little less mustard

than the recipe calls for.  They also like

meatball subs.  In the summer I make my

meatballs in the slow cooker to help keep

my kitchen cool.  My take on

Asian Lettuce Wraps is a little too spicy for

the kids, they like the sweetness but not so

much the heat.  My current favorite is this

Tarragon Tuna Salad Sandwich, it's quick

to throw together and so fresh tasting.

What's your favorite sandwich?

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Jun. 8, 2011 6:49 pm
I'm the same way. I do not want to cook in the kitchen in the summer time. I grill out, less mess in the kitchen. Oh yeah! I have made sandwiches and had fruit along with it and it's satisfying and filling. I didn't know of th many sandwiches til I got on AR. Thank you Sarah. I know havea few more recipes! sesame lime steak and cashew chk wraps!
Jun. 8, 2011 6:50 pm
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Jun. 8, 2011 6:52 pm
Delicious! Everything looks like it is right off a restaurant menu! I'd like one of everything to go, please :)
Jun. 8, 2011 6:53 pm
Great ideas Sarah-May! I love the Vietnamese pork sandwich, this is the recipe I use but I add a little more crunch to it, if you're interested I mention that in my review. Haven't made it yet this season but at 100*F it's time to stop heating up the kitchen!
Jun. 8, 2011 7:00 pm
I love a good sammich! One of my favorites is from a little restaurant in Corvallis, Oregon called "Old World Deli." The sandwich is a "Nutty Veggie." It's piled high with apple slices, cheddar cheese (mine is w/o the cheese)and sprouts on Whole grain and 15 seed bread that's got a light coat of yellow mustard on each slice layered with toasted sunflower seeds about an inch thick. I could eat my weight in this sandwich.
Jun. 8, 2011 7:45 pm
Oohh soo yummy! Don't laugh but we're still stuck on the non-interesting sandwiches except when we go out to togos or the deli. My fave of all time is the Italian sandwich and my husband loves hot pastrami. Im so inspired now. Thanks Sarah-May!
Jun. 8, 2011 7:47 pm
I really like your blog. I also really like your font on your blog!
Jun. 8, 2011 7:48 pm
The tarragon tuna site didn't work for me, btw.
Jun. 8, 2011 7:49 pm
You're welcome luv2cook!
Jun. 8, 2011 7:49 pm
Coming right up WFDM? :D
Jun. 8, 2011 7:52 pm
Thanks WyattDogster! I saved that one. I bet it'd be good with leftover shredded pork too.
Jun. 8, 2011 7:52 pm
Candice, I'm drooling! That sounds amazing and so different. My mom used to9 always feed us apples and cheese but I would've never thought to put it on a sandwich!
Jun. 8, 2011 7:54 pm
You're welcome Moaa. I hope you find a couple great ones and make up some of your own too! Sandwich making is great fun if you like to play in the kitchen.
Jun. 8, 2011 7:55 pm
Thanks Marianne, I use the default font on the blog and just make it as big as it'll go :). I'm heading off to fix that link now, thanks for the heads up. :D
Jun. 9, 2011 4:00 am
My favorite sandwich of all time is a baked bean sandwich! I don't usually make sandwiches anymore, but I like any kind of wrap with lots of veggies! All of your pics look great!
Jun. 9, 2011 4:02 am
I like sandwiches too, I'm a bit more boring though, my favourite is tomato sandwich, usually just plain with mayo, salt and pepper but I tried the Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich on this site too and it was yummy! Also like club sandwiches a lot :) p.s. your link for the buffalo chicken one goes to the loose meat recipe :)
Jun. 9, 2011 4:19 am new favorite sandwich.
Jun. 9, 2011 6:29 am
Thanks Sueb!
Jun. 9, 2011 6:30 am
Mmmm Alex, now I want a club sandwich! I haven't had one of those in forever! Thanks for letting me know about the link, I fixed it :).
Jun. 9, 2011 6:31 am
Thanks Metread! Saved :)
Jun. 9, 2011 6:48 am
I get so many good recipes from your blogs! Thanks for posting all these recipes I might not have seen (with gorgeous pictures to boot)!
Jun. 9, 2011 6:59 am
Thanks Sarah-May for some great ideas! I really enjoyed your blog and the pictures. I think I'll try the tarragon tuna because I have everything for it.
Jun. 9, 2011 7:20 am
My compliments on your Blog Sarah-May. I first noticed your Tarragon Tuna Salad on the photo voting page this morning...looks delicious. I have been coming to AR for years to search recipes but have been slow to discover all the nice people and wonderful resources here. Thank you!
Jun. 9, 2011 7:32 am
You're welcome LMF443!
Jun. 9, 2011 7:33 am
Thanks Molly, I hope you like the tuna sandwich as much as I do :).
Jun. 9, 2011 7:34 am
Thank-you Ellie. If you're into the community aspect of this site the recipe buzz is a great place to be. There are cooks on there from all experience levels and everyone is very helpful :).
Jun. 9, 2011 8:03 am
I agree Sarah-May. The buzz is a great place to interact with friendly helpful cooks. It's inspiring how creative people can be with themes for menus and other ways to make daily life with food fun.
Jun. 9, 2011 8:21 am
Hi Sarah! them in all kinds of ways! :) what is my fav? I think I have a huge fondness for wraps with any type of Mexican filling in fresh and easy to throw together like you's almost lunch time here... time for a sammie! :)
Jun. 9, 2011 8:27 am
egg salad.... THAT is my fav... ;)
Jun. 9, 2011 9:46 am
Oh yumm, egg salad! I haven't had one of those in forever too. My husband would love me forever, I think I'll put that one next weeks menu Gitano! Thanks for the reminder.
Jun. 10, 2011 8:52 am
Summer and sandwiches absolutely go together! My favorite is a wrap smeared with some cream cheese; sprinkle on some basil, celery seed, and italian seasoning; add fresh flaked tuna and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.So cool and refreshing (of course a bit of the tuna must be shared with the meowing furballs:) I think I know what's for lunch today:O)
Jun. 10, 2011 8:54 am
BTW, on my profile page there's a picture of DH's favorite "salad-in-a-sandwich" combination. I'm not a fan of french dressing, but you might like his tastes:)
Jun. 10, 2011 10:14 am
my fave is french dip sandwich. I love to play around with different cheeses with it and carmalize some onions for the top with green peppers sometimes throw it all in my slow cooker and let it go. yum!
Jun. 10, 2011 12:53 pm
Your sandwiches and photos are making me very hungry. I wonder what I've got in the fridge that might make a good sandwich. Nice blog, btw. Keep it up.
Jun. 10, 2011 6:36 pm
Thanks Mangel, both yours and your husband's sandwiches sound good to me :).
Jun. 10, 2011 6:37 pm
Yum Ariessweetie! I love the idea of caramelized onions on one of those.
Jun. 10, 2011 7:36 pm
Thanks Cookin Up A Storm :)
Jun. 10, 2011 8:01 pm
I too love a good sandwich...I have a whole cookbook with different variations on the grilled cheese lol! As usual, your pictures are fantastic, and have made me hungry :) I am definitely going to make the BF is on renal diet and tuna is one of the few things he can eat- this will be a nice change from my usual. Thanks!!!
Jun. 10, 2011 8:04 pm
Oh, I meant to add that when I was a kid, my mom made peanut butter sammies with finely shredded carrot and raisins sprinkled on top of the pb. It sounds strange, but my brothers and I adored them :)
Jun. 11, 2011 5:58 am
puck I ate this also! Sometimes with apple slices and cheddar cheese!!! Weird but a delish sandwich. Also bacon goes great on this!
Jun. 11, 2011 6:50 am
Thanks Puck, as weird as it sounds I bet I'd love it, crunch from the carrot with sweet and chewy from the raisins and peanut butter! I bet at least one of my kids would try it. He 'll eat just about anything :). Just putting it out there if you're boyfriend has to watch it with mayo I used half low fat plain yogurt and half mayo in mine and it was still wonderful :).
Jun. 11, 2011 6:51 am
Wow pj, I think the bacon may but too much for me but I'd try it. There's a recipe on this site called circus freaks that is peanut butter and banana wrapped in bacon and dipped in chocolate :).
Jun. 11, 2011 2:30 pm
Lol pj- I have never met anyone else who has had that combo :) Your variations sound good too...bacon, yum!
Jun. 11, 2011 2:37 pm
Sarah-May, yes, the different textures and flavors actually work quite well. I haven't had one in so long, I am going to have to make one soon! Thanks for the tip about the yogurt for the tuna. I am going to have to check his list to see if mayo is a no-no, but I don't think it is. I know dairy is for sure, but he can have it in moderation. I will make it work one way or another :)
Jun. 11, 2011 8:10 pm
Sometimes I get so frustrated trying to come up with something for dinner and not the same ole, same ole. It's a sandwich to the rescue. I do my version of a grinder with a variety of coldcuts and veggies, and try to do homemade potato chips to salve my conscience! Yours have struck a happy chord and I can't wait to try some of them. Great blog!!
Jun. 12, 2011 10:04 am
sammies for supper, not often but with lunches to pack for school and work I try to keep things interesting. Everyone loves wrapes, pitas and flat breads and now that I have recipes from AR to make them, all the better. They fill up on filling more than on the bread/buns. Great ideas, Sarah. When we go camping, the boys still love a wrap with PB and sprinkles for a snack-very old tradition:)
Jun. 12, 2011 7:10 pm
Thanks SoutherGma :).
Jun. 12, 2011 7:23 pm
Thanks RnG. I'm looking ahead to many years of packed lunches, maybe then we won't be so into sandwiches for supper.
Jun. 13, 2011 11:58 am
I love easy sandwich dinners in summer- my kids aren't climbing trees yet, but they are out all afternoon/evening getting bitten by mosquitoes and playing with the sand fleas...and before I know it. 7 pm is here and I haven't got supper made! lol
Jun. 15, 2011 7:22 am
Exactly Crunchy! I'm out in the garden half the time so I love quick in the summer :).
Jun. 16, 2011 4:12 am
Sarah-May, sandwiches and summer are an unbeatable combination in my book. I love to experiment on the grill and sometimes scre my kids with the bizarre sandwich combinations I come up with. Having said that, the sandwich I have been recently craving is this Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Tartine
Jun. 16, 2011 6:36 am
Thanks Kevin! We don't do eggplant here very often because I'm the only one who likes it. That sandwich sounds awesome :).
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