Blackout Sandwich

Last night, when I had finished loading the groceries in the trunk of my car and was getting ready to come home, my husband calls and says, “I hope whatever you got for dinner doesn’t require electricity.  A fuse blew somewhere and the whole block is out for the next three hours.” Well this is what I made by candlelight. Yes, picture slicing tomatoes by candlelight. I told my daughter the cabbage was lettuce. She won’t touch “cabbage”, but loves “lettuce”. She ate every shred.

5 minutes prep time, serves 4

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 T. mayonaise
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 wedge leftover cabbage, shredded
  • 1 package (5 oz.) thin sliced Honey Ham
  • 1 package (5 oz.) thin sliced Turkey
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1 T. dijon mustard

Slice bread lengthwise in half. Dig out some of the bread to make room for filling. Smear mayonaise on both sides. Fill dug out section on one side with tomato slices, the other with cabbage. Layout the ham, turkey, and cheese slices fairly even across one side. Add mustard. Salt and pepper to taste, and place two halves together. Cut into four equal portions.

Since the meat was discount, use it or freeze it the day you buy it, this dinner for four cost $5 (ish). I hate having to cook a big dinner after spending an hour at the gorcery store, so I often pay for the convenience of a 5 minute prep recipe.


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