Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Veggies + charcoal = yum!

Vegetables are so delicious when you brush them with olive oil and grill them. Which is exactly how we started making the grilled vegetable sandwich. I grilled up eggplant, zucchini, yellow bell peppers, portobella mushrooms, red onion, and jalapeno peppers.
We had an avocado, so we had to put that on. Same with fresh basil and lettuce.
I wanted to get foccacia as the bread but they didn't have any at the store and I was in a hurry, so I opted for a loaf of ciabatta and some bolillo rolls. Bolillo rolls are those Mexican sandwich rolls that are pretty soft and dusted with flour.
Cheese was a no-brainer for me. Chevre, all the way. Angie, however, is not such a fan of the goat cheese so I got some Meunster as well. To that I added fancy garlic herb mayonnaise and we were set!

The blending of the warm grilled veggies and the goat cheese and the fancy mayo was awesome. I had to do a little happy sandwich dance! The bolillo roll was great. I had another grilled vegetable sandwich for lunch today (post Sandwich Night perk!) on ciabatta and I'd have to say that the ciabatta was even better. More nooks and crannies to hold big chunks of chevre!

We were very excited to host our youngest Sandwich Night guest yet. Beth's co-worker Eric (he suggested Grilled Vegetable for the hat) came over with his son Lyndon. Lyndon had squash, bananas, and teething biscuits but he really wanted a piece of his dad's sandwich!

Two more weeks of Heroes means two more weeks of Sandwich Night! Eric graciously drew the next sandwich from the hat: BBQ! We're thinking chicken, with mustard, pickles and smoked cheddar.
The week after next, in honor of the Heroes season finale, we are going to reprise the original hero sandwich, but make it bigger and better. Yup. You heard it here! Come on over--it's going to be a party! A big conspiracy theory to blow up the world party? Nah, a sandwich party!


Anonymous said...

I am inspired by a sandwich I can feed my husband!
So, do you go into re-runs over the summer, or do you switch topics?

"Cheese Curds I Have Loved"?
"Fair Food I Have Loved"?
"Iced Coffees I Have Loved"?
The possibilities are endless.
-Amy J.

Anonymous said...

I made them. He loved them. Many thanks for the groovy inspiration!

Anonymous said...

What do I have to bring in order to join a Heros season finale party? Bread? pickled beets? Jay?

Let me know and I'll be there if at all humanly possible.

Amy B.

Rebecca said...

Just bring your appetite!

And, Sandwiches I Have Loved will carry on, even though Sandwich Night is going on summer vacation. Because I will still make fancy sandwiches!

Give me suggestions!