Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich

October 23, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Ham, Ore - Ida, swiss cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Sandwich

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I tried something new, a Pillsbury Toaster Scramble – Sausage, Cheese, Egg, and Potatoes. It all comes in a Pastry Crust. First you microwave on high for 15 seconds then put in the toaster for 2 cycles or until hot. It tasted great and its only 180 calories and 18 net carbs per serving. Something to add for variety at Breakfast! Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Walmart for a few items and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Sunny and 66 degrees, still windy out today. I would like to get some yard work done but with the wind its useless! Did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Hickory Smoked Ham and Swiss Cheese.

 

 

The other day at Walmart I bought a Kentucky Legend Hickory Smoked Ham, along with our Turkey for Thanksgiving. It was a small 4 lb. Ham, and it looked delicious as always! I’ve baked a couple of these now and really enjoy them. Having it for Dinner tonight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the Kentucky Legend ham from the packaging and place it in a baking dish that’s at least 2 inches deep. Add enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Crimp the edges of the foil tightly over the pan edges to prevent steam from escaping. Place the baking dish into the oven and heat the ham until a meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The amount of time this takes depends on the size and shape of the ham. Mine took 80 minutes. When the Ham is heated through, remove the baking pan from the oven. Leave the foil on the pan for 15 minutes to rest the meat before removing it and carving.

 

 

 

I then began slicing it, I sliced it somewhat thin. I’m using Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread and I’ll need Woeber’s Horseradish Mustard, Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese. I assembled my Sandwich, Ham, French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, served on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. What a Sandwich! The Ham is delicious and moist. Excellent Ham Sandwich! We have plenty of leftovers for some great sandwiches for Breakfast or Lunch.

 

 

 

 

Mom wanted some Ore Ida Tater Tots to go with her Sandwich. So I baked some Ore Ida Tater Tots. Just baked at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and done! The Tater Tots come out golden brown and delicious! I served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Legend Brown Sugar Hickory Smoked Quarter Ham

Get the legendary taste of Kentucky Legend Ham in a convenient sliced quarter size. Seasoned and cured to perfection, our double-smoked ham is perfect for sandwiches, appetizers or main courses. Make your everyday meals and snacks easy and delicious!

* Quarter Sliced Brown Sugar Ham
* Double Smoked – Legendary Taste
* No water added
* Fully cooked
* Sliced
* Inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Cured With Water, Brown Sugar, Contains 2% Of Salt, Sodium Lactate, Dextrose, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 84 G (3 oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories
Calories From Fat 25 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g 5
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 3

 

Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese

Made in Switzerland with Alpine milk under the watchful eye of Käse Meisters, this cheese has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor with earthy notes. Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese is aged more than 120 days to produce a bold taste, rich color and smooth texture.

https://boarshead.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Tater Tots
If it’s not Ore-Ida, it’s not Tater Tots.
With their crunchy outside and fluffy inside,Tater Tots® potatoes are as tasty as they are fun. We should know, we invented them! Try them in our Tater Tots Casserole and other yummy recipes.
SERVING SIZE 86g
CALORIES 160
FAT 8g
SODIUM 420mg
CARBS 20g
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One of America’s Favorites – Po’ boy

October 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A po’ boy (also po-boy, po boy) is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, which is usually roast beef or fried seafood, often shrimp, crawfish, fish, oysters or crab. The meat is served on baguette-like New Orleans French bread, known for its crisp crust and fluffy center.

Roast beef was New Orleans’ most popular po’boy filler up to the 1970s and fried oyster po’boys are popular enough that they are sometimes called an oyster loaf, but the fillings can be almost anything, according to Sarah Rohan who in her book Gumbo Tales mentions fried shrimp, catfish, crawfish, Louisiana hot sausage, fried chicken, baked ham, duck, and rabbit.

A “dressed” po’ boy has lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise. Fried seafood po’ boys are often dressed by default with melted butter and sliced pickle rounds. A Louisiana style hot sauce is optional. Non-seafood po’ boys will also often have Creole mustard.

The New Orleans sloppy roast beef po’ boy is generally served hot with gravy and resembles a Chicago Italian beef sandwich in appearance and method of preparation, although the size, bread, and toppings differ. To make it, a cut of beef (usually chuck or shoulder) is typically simmered in beef stock with seasonings such as garlic, pepper, thyme, and bay for several hours. The beef can be processed into “debris” by cutting it to shreds when done (folklore says that a po’ boy roast is done when it “falls apart with a hard stare”) and simmering the shredded beef in the pot for a longer time to absorb more of the juice and seasoning.

A roast beef po' boy

A roast beef po’ boy

In the late 1800s fried oyster sandwiches on French loaves were known in New Orleans as “oyster loaves”, a term still in use. A sandwich containing both fried shrimp and fried oysters is often called a “peacemaker” or La Médiatrice.

The origin of the name is unknown. A popular local theory claims that “po’ boy”, as specifically referring to a type of sandwich, was coined in a New Orleans restaurant owned by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar conductors. In 1929, during a four-month strike against the streetcar company, the Martin brothers served their former colleagues free sandwiches. The Martins’ restaurant workers jokingly referred to the strikers as “poor boys”, and soon the sandwiches themselves took on the name. In Louisiana dialect, this is naturally shortened to “po’ boy”.

One New Orleans historian finds the Martin claim suspicious for several reasons, starting with the fact that it wasn’t described by the local press until 40 years after the strike, and that prior to 1969 the story from the Martin brothers themselves was that they had created the po-boy for farmers, dock workers and other “poor boys” who frequented their original location near the French Market. (The Martin brothers did write a letter, reprinted in local newspapers in 1929, promising to feed the streetcar workers, but it referenced “our meal” and made no mention of sandwiches.)

Fried shrimp po' boy at Middendorf's

Fried shrimp po’ boy at Middendorf’s

New Orleans
New Orleans is known for its grand restaurants (see Louisiana Creole cuisine), but more humble fare like the po’ boy is very popular. Po’ boys may be made at home, sold pre-packaged in convenience stores, available at deli counters and most neighborhood restaurants. One of the most basic New Orleans restaurants is the po’ boy shop, and these shops often offer seafood platters, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and other basic Creole dishes.

The two primary sources of po’boy bread are the Leidenheimer Baking Company and Alois J. Binder. There is fierce competition between po’ boy shops, and resident opinions of the best po’ boy shop varies widely.

Each year there is a festival in New Orleans dedicated to the po’ boy, the Oak Street Po’Boy Festival. It is a one-day festival that features live music, arts, and food vendors with multiple types of po’ boys. It is held in mid-November along a commercial strip of Oak Street in the city’s Carrollton neighborhood. The festival gives “best-of” awards, which gives the chefs an incentive to invent some of the most creative po’ boys.

Authentic versions of Louisiana-style po’ boys can be found along the Gulf Coast, from Houston through the Florida Panhandle. The term “po’ boy” has spread further and can be found in the South Atlantic States and in California, where it may instead refer to local variations on the submarine sandwich.

 

One of America’s Favorites – Red Beans and Rice

September 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Red beans and rice at a restaurant in California

Red beans and rice is an emblematic dish of Louisiana Creole cuisine (not originally of Cajun cuisine) traditionally made on Mondays with red beans, vegetables (bell pepper, onion, and celery), spices (thyme, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf) and pork bones as left over from Sunday dinner, cooked together slowly in a pot and served over rice. Meats such as ham, sausage (most commonly andouille and Chaurice), and tasso ham are also frequently used in the dish. The dish is customary – ham was traditionally a Sunday meal and Monday was washday. A pot of beans could sit on the stove and simmer while the women were busy scrubbing clothes. The dish is now fairly common throughout the Southeast. Similar dishes are common in Latin American cuisine, including moros y cristianos and gallo pinto.

Red beans and rice is one of the few New Orleans style dishes to be commonly served both in people’s homes and in restaurants. Many neighborhood restaurants and even schools continue to serve it as a Monday lunch or dinner special, usually with a side order of cornbread and either smoked sausage or a pork chop. While Monday washdays are largely a thing of the past, red beans remain a staple for large gatherings such as Super Bowl and Mardi Gras parties. Indeed, red beans and rice is very much part of the New Orleans identity. New Orleanian Louis Armstrong’s favorite food was red beans and rice – the musician would sign letters “Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Louis Armstrong”. And in 1965, the R&B instrumental group Booker T. & the M.G.’s wrote and recorded a song titled “Red Beans and Rice” that was originally a B-side but later became popular in its own right.

A plate of red beans and rice with sausage from The Chimes restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The vegetarian dish Rajma chawal is very similar (which translates literally to red beans and rice), popular in North India. Red beans and rice is also a dietary staple in Central America, where it is known as “arroz con habichuelas”. The dish is popular in Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Haitian and Jamaican cuisine as well.

Red kidney beans or small red beans are used and they are usually (but not always) soaked beforehand.

The dish is highly nutritious. Rice is rich in starch, an excellent source of energy. Rice also has iron, vitamin B and protein. Beans also contain a good amount of iron and an even greater amount of protein than rice. Together they make up a complete protein, which provides each of the amino acids the body cannot make for itself.

In addition, rice and beans are common and affordable ingredients, often available in difficult economic times.

 

Subway Sliders and Reduced Fat Potato Chips

September 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM | Posted in Subway | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Subway Sliders and Reduced Fat Potato Chips

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did some light house cleaning around the house. 91 degrees, partly cloudy, and more humid out today. After Lunch I got the cart out of the shed along with the rake and leaf blower. Cleaned off the deck and driveway. Then raked the backyard and side yards. Amazing the leaves for this time of year! That was about it for the day. Something new for Dinner tonight, Subway Sliders.

 

 

 

I wanted something light for Dinner and I had been wanting to try the New Subway Sliders. So the Kitchen is closed and having Subway tonight. I’m trying 2 of the Subway Sliders, the Ham and Jack Slider and the Italian Spice Slider.

 

 

 

 

 

The Ham and Jack Slider is made using a Telera Slider Roll along with Black Forest Ham Pepper Jack Cheese. Topped the Meat with Subway Vinaigrette. The Italian Spice Slider is also served on a Telera Slider Roll with Pepperoni, Salami and American Cheese. Also topped with the Subway Vinaigrette. The Ham and Jack is 150 calories and 16 net carbs per sandwich. The Italian Spice Slider is 230 calories and 17 net carbs.

 

 

 

I also had a few Mike Sell’s reduced Fat Potato Chips to go with the Sliders. For Dessert later a bowl of Sliced South Carolina Peaches. These are so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBWAY® SLIDERS
Ham and Jack Slider
Product Details
The Ham and Jack delivers the flavors you crave in a smaller size. We start with a delicious telera slider roll then combine savory Black Forest Ham with pepper jack cheese for the ultimate flavor experience.
https://www.subway.com/en-US/MenuNutrition/Menu/Product?ProductId=7223&MenuCategoryId=725

Italian Spice Slider
Product Details
The Italian Spice delivers huge flavor in a smaller size. Crafted on a telera slider roll, we add pepperoni, salami and American cheese for the perfect flavor experience. It’s not complete without our classic Subway® vinaigrette.
https://www.subway.com/en-US/MenuNutrition/Menu/Product?ProductId=7222&MenuCategoryId=725

One of America’s Favorites – Omlets

June 17, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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Plain omelette with garnish

In cuisine, an omelette or omelet is a dish made from beaten eggs fried with butter or oil in a frying pan (without stirring as in scrambled egg). It is quite common for the omelette to be folded around a filling such as cheese, chives, vegetables, mushrooms, meat (often ham or bacon), or some combination of the above. Whole eggs or egg whites are beaten, sometimes with a small amount of milk, cream, or water.

The fluffy omelette is a refined version of an ancient food. According to Alan Davidson, the French word omelette came into use during the mid-16th century, but the versions alumelle and alumete are employed by the Ménagier de Paris (II, 5) in 1393. Rabelais (Pantagruel, IV, 9) mentions an homelaicte d’oeufs, Olivier de Serres an amelette, François Pierre La Varenne’s Le cuisinier françois (1651) has aumelette, and the modern omelette appears in Cuisine bourgeoise (1784).

According to the founding legend of the annual giant Easter omelette of Bessières, Haute-Garonne, when Napoleon Bonaparte and his army were traveling through southern France, they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessières. Napoleon feasted on an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper, and thought it was a culinary delight. He then ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelette for his army the next day.

On March 19, 1994, the largest omelette (128.5 m2, 1,383 sq ft) in the world at the time was made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama, Japan, but was subsequently overtaken by another, weighing 2,950 kilograms (6,500 lb), made by the Canadian Lung Association at the Brockville Memorial Centre in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, on May 11, 2002. In turn, that record was surpassed on August 11, 2012, by an omelette cooked by the Ferreira do Zêzere City Council in Santarém, Portugal. This record-breaking omelette weighed 6,466 kg (14,255 lb), and required 145,000 eggs and a 10.3-metre (34 ft) diameter pan.

An omelette foldover

Variations
* Nargesi or Spinach Omelette, an Iranian dish, is made with fried onions and spinach, and is spiced with salt, garlic, and pepper
* A Chinese omelette can be egg foo yung or an oyster omelette.
* A Denver omelette, also known as a Southwest omelette or Western omelette, is an omelette filled with diced ham, onions, and green bell peppers, though there are many variations on fillings. Often served in the Southwestern United States, this omelette sometimes has a topping of cheese and a side dish of hash browns or fried potatoes.
* A Hangtown fry, containing bacon and breaded oysters, is an unusual omelette that originated in Placerville, California, during the gold rush.
* An egg white omelette is a variation which omits the yolks to remove fat and cholesterol, which reside exclusively in the yolk portion of an egg.
* The French omelette is smoothly and briskly cooked in an extremely hot pan specially made for the purpose. The technique relies on clarified butter (to ensure a high smoke point) in relatively great ratio to the eggs (prevents sticking and cooks the eggs more quickly). Good with just salt and pepper, this omelette is often flavored with tomato and finely chopped herbs (often fines herbes or tarragon, chervil, parsley and chives) or chopped onions.
* A frittata is a kind of open-faced Italian omelette that can contain cheese, vegetables, or even leftover pasta. Frittata are cooked slowly. Except for the cooking oil, all ingredients are fully mixed with the eggs before cooking starts.

Denver omelette served with hash browns and English muffin

* The Spanish tortilla de patatas, or tortilla española in other Spanish-speaking countries, is a traditional and very popular thick omelette containing sliced potatoes sautéed in cooking oil. It often includes sliced onions (tortilla de patata con cebolla) and less commonly other additional fillings, such as cheese, bell peppers, and cooked diced ham.
* In Japan, tamagoyaki is a traditional omelette in which eggs are beaten with mirin, soy sauce, bonito flakes, sugar and water, and cooked in a special rectangular frying pan. The omelette is cooked by frying a thin layer of egg mixture and then rolling it up quickly with a pair of chopsticks to form a sausage shape in one end of the pan. Another thin layer of egg is then added to the bottom of the pan and is again rolled, with the original rolled, cooked egg at the centre, over to the other end of the pan. This is repeated until all the egg has been used up, resulting in a dense cylindrical omelette containing many thin layers. This is then squeezed into a rectangular or circular cross-section using a sushi mat, and sliced into segments for serving. Omelette (pronounced omuretsu) can mean a Western omelette. Omurice (from the English words “omelette” and “rice”) is an omelette filled with rice and usually served with a large amount of tomato ketchup. Omu-soba is an omelette with yakisoba as its filling.
* In Thai cuisine, a traditional omelette is called khai chiao ไข่เจียว (khai meaning “egg”, and chiao meaning oil-fried), in which the beaten egg mixture and a small quantity of fish sauce is deep fried in a wok filled with 1-2 cups of vegetable oil and served over steamed rice. The dish is usually served with Sriracha sauce and cilantro. A variation on this dish is khai chiao songkhrueang, where the plain egg omelette is served together with a stir-fry of meat and vegetables. Yet another type of Thai omelette is khai yat sai, literally “eggs filled with stuffing”.
* In Parsi cuisine, an omelette is called Pora which consists of eggs, onion, tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves. Usually had for breakfast with Indian/Irani tea and bread.

 

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Cannellini Bean Soup

May 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Cannellini Bean Soup. This week’s recipe uses Cannellini Beans along with Onion, Zucchini, Ham, Diced Tomato, Spices, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and much more so check it out today! Enjoy and and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cannellini Bean Soup
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.
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Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 six-inch zucchini
1 ounce lean ham, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions
In a medium saucepan, combine olive oil and margarine over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until slightly softened. Cut ends off zucchini and cut into slices, about 1/4 inch thick, then cut each slice into quarters and add to onions in pan, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring to a low boil, and then simmer 15 minutes over low heat.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 147 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 437 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/cannellini-bean-soup/

Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

April 22, 2019 at 6:39 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head, Bob Evan's, Eggs, Ham | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg

 

I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly Cloudy and 76 degrees out today. After Lunch I got the rake, leaf blower, and the cart out. Did yard work today. Later on I took a ride around the neighborhood. Then went down by the lake. Not too bad out. For Dinner it’s Easter Dinner Leftovers. I made a Ham and Swiss Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Deviled Egg.

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of leftovers from the Easter Dinner Feast! Good thing we like Ham, there’s a ton leftover. We almost always use Cook’s Ham when we bake a Ham. So with the Ham I baked yesterday, we made some into Ham Sandwiches. Just took a few slices and serving it on Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. The Ham is so delicious and moist. And as always with Cook’s Ham, perfect seasoning! We’ll have quite a few Breakfasts and Lunches out of this. To make the Sandwich I used Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Topped it with a bit Kraft Light Mayo with Olive Oil, French’s Yellow Mustard, and a slice of Boar’s Head Swiss Cheese. Love this Sandwich!

 

 

 

 

For a side I heated up the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes and I had a leftover Deviled Egg. Just love these leftovers! It’s sometimes better the second time around! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cook’s Hams

Semi-Boneless Hams
Classic Reduced Sodium Half (Serves: 15-20)
Half (Serves: 15-20)
Whole (Serves: 30-40)
Semi-Boneless Hams
Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are now fully cooked! This means they may be eaten cold or heated. The ham only needs to be heated through if serving warm.
With fewer bones and less fat, Cook’s Semi-Boneless Hams are a great value. With two of the three bones removed, carving and serving are much easier. With only the center bone remaining, your family can still can enjoy the great taste and flavor that only a Cook’s bone-in ham can offer, plus the added value of more lean meat and the convenience of less bone.

Ingredients
CURED WITH: Water, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Nitrite.
http://www.mycooksham.com/product/bone-in-premium-semi-boneless

One of America’s Favorites – Grilled Cheese

March 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A grilled cheese sandwich is a sandwich generally made with one or more varieties of cheese (a cheese sandwich) on any sort of grilled or toasted bread, such as flat bread or wheat bread, that may include spreads such as butter or mayonnaise. Additional ingredients such as pepperoni and ham are also common.

Cheese sandwiches commonly referred to as a grilled cheese sandwich or a cheese toastie, are sandwiches that can be grilled so that the bread toasts and the cheese melts. A grilled cheese is often heated by placing the buttered slices of bread, with the cheese between the slices, on a frying pan or griddle. Grilled cheese is not typically made on a grill.

Another form of cooked cheese sandwich is the cheese toastie or toastie, a dish particularly popular in the United Kingdom that is prepared by either baking or grilling a cheese sandwich in an oven, or toasting bag in an electric toaster, or using a pie iron in order to toast the bread and melt the cheese. Cheddar is the most common cheese used in a toastie. It is usually served as a snack, or as a (usually lunchtime) meal, in most cases with a side of salad.

Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food according to food historians, popular across the world in many cultures. Evidence indicates that, in the U.S., the modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became readily available. The cheese dream, an open-faced grilled cheese sandwich, became popular in the U.S. during the Great Depression.

U.S. government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II. Many versions of the grilled cheese sandwich can now be found on restaurant menus across the U.S. and internationally.

In the United States, grilled cheese sandwiches are often served with soup (usually tomato soup), and may be served as a whole meal.

A grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese served with tomato soup

A grilled cheese sandwich is assembled by creating a cheese filling between two slices of bread, which is then heated until the bread crisps and the cheese melts. It is sometimes combined with an additional ingredient such as peppers, tomatoes, or onions, though many other ingredients may be used. Several different methods of heating the sandwich are used, depending on the region and personal preference. Common methods include being cooked on a griddle, grilled, fried in a pan or made in a panini grill or sandwich toaster. This last method is more common in the United Kingdom, where the sandwiches are normally called “toasted sandwiches” or “toasties”, and in Australia, where they are called “jaffles”.

Some restaurants, food carts and food trucks in the United States specialize in the grilled cheese sandwich. The Grilled Cheese Grill restaurants are a combination of reclaimed vehicle and food cart restaurants that focus on gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in Portland, Oregon. The Grilled Cheese Truck is an American food truck company serving gourmet “chef driven” grilled cheese sandwiches. The company started in Los Angeles, California in 2009, and has since expanded throughout Southern California, Phoenix, San Antonio and Austin. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen is a restaurant in San Francisco, California that specializes in the sandwich.

 

Healthy Panini Recipes

March 19, 2019 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Panini Recipes. Easy to Make and Delicious Healthy Panini Recipes. I love these Panini Sandwiches, I have them for Lunch a couple of times a week. Some of the Healthy Panini Recipes that you’ll find are; Mediterranean Chicken Panini, Turkey and Tomato Panini, and Southwestern Cheese Panini. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Panini Recipes
Find healthy, delicious panini recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Mediterranean Chicken Panini
Another time, use the subtly seasoned Dried Tomato-Pepper Spread to spiff up a cold turkey sandwich…….

Turkey and Tomato Panini
A creamy spread full of Parmesan and fresh basil cozies up to turkey and summer-ripe tomato slices for a savory hot sandwich that will quickly become a go-to mealtime solution………

Southwestern Cheese Panini
Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you’ve ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you’ve got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you happen to have a panini maker, go ahead and skip Step 3 and grill the panini according to the manufacturer’s directions……..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Panini Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20524/main-dishes/sandwiches/hot/paninis/

One of America’s Favorites – Ham and Eggs

March 4, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Ham and eggs

Ham and Eggs is a dish combining various preparations of its main ingredients, ham and eggs. It has been described as a staple of “an old-fashioned American breakfast” and of the traditional English breakfast. It is also served as a lunch and dinner dish. Some notable people have professed an affinity with the dish, such as Duncan Hines and Henry Puyi. Similar dishes include bacon and eggs, Spanish eggs, the Denver omelette and Eggs Benedict.

The term “ham and eggs” and some variations of it have been used in various cultural contexts. It has been used as a slang term in the United States, and has also been used to refer to various entities and events in the United States.

 

 

Ham and eggs served with scrambled eggs

Ham and eggs is a popular dish often served as a breakfast meal in the United States. It is also consumed as a dinner or supper dish, for example in parts of the Southern United States, and is sometimes served as a lunch dish. Eggs served with the dish can be fried, scrambled or poached. Additional ingredients such as tomatoes and seasonings, such as Herbes de Provence, are sometimes used. The dish can be prepared on a stovetop in a skillet or frying pan, and also baked or broiled in an oven.

The pan juices or gravy from the ham is sometimes drizzled atop the eggs to add flavor. The dish’s quality can be enhanced by using high-quality ham and cooking the ingredients over low heat, which prevents overcooking. A recipe for country-style ham and eggs includes reducing cream in the pan after the ham and eggs have been cooked, and then dolloping it atop the dish. Ham and eggs can be accompanied with side dishes such as toast and hash browns, among others.

Bacon and eggs is a similar dish, as is Eggs Benedict, which is prepared using bacon, Canadian bacon or ham and poached eggs as main ingredients. Spanish eggs consists of ham and eggs served atop heavily seasoned boiled rice. Ham and eggs are two of the main ingredients in the Denver omelette.

 

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Low Carb & Keto Cooking Magic

A Sprinkle and A Splash

Tasty Food, Family Approved

Hunger for Spice

Food Adventures creating low-carb, gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes

Bread & Grapes

Vegan Food Blog

Season Generously

Sharing recipes, meal-plans, shopping lists, and cooking tips & tricks

Healthy Living &  Wholesome Recipes

Active, Holistic And Well Being

Whole and Heavenly Oven

Cooking healthy has never been sweeter!

The Maximized Lifestyle

Maximizing your day-to-day.

A Way With The Spoon

Healthy-ish recipes for everyday meals

Low carb living sinful baking

Low carb living...it's not as hard as you think

Simply Sundays!

For the love of home cooking

AMERICA ON COFFEE

Americans' daily coffee ritual... A communal enjoin!

My Spice Cuisine

Good food equals to good mood -Unknown

RefreshHer

Find refreshment for your heart, home and life