Feeling like it’s too hot to cook? I hear you! Our house is positioned in just a way that the kitchen gets NO airflow. We’ve been able to do without A/C for most of the summer, so I’ve been suffering through.
Of course the easiest way to skip slaving over dinner is to order from us. (Wink, wink.) Otherwise, how about some quick sandwiches to please the whole party?
Yes, it seems like for the under 10 crowd, you put anything on bread, even vegetables, and it goes down great. Ironically, my girls peel everything off the bread and eat it seperately (deconstructed??) but they’ll eat whatever the insides are so I don’t comment.
The Pulled Chicken Sandwich is a great crockpot recipe. Set it up in the morning and you’ll be golden (or, er… spicy, saucy red) after work.
Change up the Roasted Vegetable Sandwich by grilling the veggies. Pro-tip – just grill double on a previous night then toast the bread to help the goat cheese melt.
Speaking of do ahead – grill a few extra chicken breasts the next time that’s what’s for dinner to prep for the yummy, Healthy BBQ Chicken Salad. 99.9% of the time I’m going to vote to put a sandwich on bread, but this is one that’s fun as a lettuce wrap.
Finally, the Tomato, Brie and Pesto Sandwich… I miss a lot of festival food this summer, but perhaps none more than this sandwich from Le Reve at Bastille Days. Try making it at home (possibly with a chambord margarita like the one from Louisa’s during this festival) and remember fun summers past.
All good sandwiches need a snappy side. My favorite for this time of year is the Fruit and Feta Slaw. (This recipe is shown with the quick and easy Tortilla-Crusted Fish from Costco. That does require an oven (oh! Or maybe an air-fryer), but I think they are always good to keep on hand.) While I typically make it with peaches, apples or pears would be great.
So that’s what we’re making around our house. What’s a favorite sandwich combination in yours?