Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Sandwiches and a Friend update

My web friend Suzie commented yesterday that she was more interested in my sandwiches than Albania. Probably a good thing since I can expand on the sandwiches part of the post...but used up everything I know about Albania.

If you have never read anything by Suzie, you should check her out over at Up the Hill Backwards. Today she filled us all in on Beer Pong. Yep. Everyone should know about this.

Anyways! Here is the sandwich recipe just for you Suzie. I took a recipe I found somewhere and messed with it to make it our own. I'm always looking for new recipes because when the family has graduations, I try to get everyone to contribute to a family recipe book to have made and send the newbies off to college with. This way they take those favorite food recipes with them. Our first edition was a huge success (We had 2 newly graduated and 2 college age when we did them for the first time.) Our next one will be when Songbird and her cousin are Seniors...about 4 1/2 years. Since I used up all my good stuff in the first edition, I now am on a 4 year quest for new favorites.

Hot Tuna Rolls

2 cans tuna
2 eggs, hard boiled, chopped
2/3 c. diced celery
1 tsp celery seed (which I used because I forgot the celery)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. grated onion (I like it really fine)
1/2 tsp salt
Dash Lemon Pepper (if you have it)
White pepper to taste (black pepper is fine)
2 tsp lemon juice
4 Sandwich rolls (think subs) - uncut

Mix filling well. Cut a slit into one side of each sandwich roll. Pull out some of the bread middle to make a hollow space to put filling. Add filling to each sandwich but do not overfill. Wrap each roll in foil. Bake in 350 oven of 20-30 minutes.

This is fast. Notice there is no mayo or salad dressing in the filling. Since I use these as a picnic food I would not put any in to keep it safe. If the filling is looking a little dry to you, just add more cheese...it will melt and make it not too dry. I put the sandwiches (still wrapped in foil) in a soft-sided, insulated lunch sack that my son used to use. The sandwiches were still warm over an hour later when we sat down to eat. They were really good and DH has requested they be written in "the book".

If anyone else has any good picnic type recipes please share. We like to meet daddy after work in town sometimes and need a portable dinner on those nights. I've run out of ideas.

On to different subjects...

I noticed today that my friend blogroll was very out of date. See, I got turned on to google reader and do all my blog reading through it now. Since that time I have new favorites and have new friends blogs added that never made it to my blog page. Today I fixed that.

I was horrified to find that I did not have Amy or Rose or Barb on there! Shame on me!! Also, I have new internet favorites that were missing. So, that's all updated. Check it out if you are bored and want to look in on someone new.

And now Mighty Mouse and I need to go get ready to spend some time with a Crazy Lady and her birthday boy~


  1. Wow that tuna thing sounds good!!! I'll have to see if I've got the stuff for it. We're doing breakfast for dinner tonight with either hot cocoa or apple cider powdered mixes(I'll do hot water in the coffee maker for those).

    Thanks for putting me on your blogroll! I'm having fun looking at all the blogs you enjoy too.


  2. Duh, forgot to say that the recipe book idea is great!! I've got tons of things my kids enjoy. I only wish my grandmother had done something similar for us, her cooking was fantastic!! My mom worked and didn't cook much more than the basics from mix packets. I love to tinker with recipes too. Heck, tinkering period is fun!!!


  3. I read at NTJS that you cannot consume wheat. A good alternative for bread in sandwiches is a big romaine leaf as a wrap. I also use nori (sushi) wraps as a bread substitute. Makes sandwiches fun again. :D

    Here's the general idea, although I don't always slice them up:

    Recipe: Healthy Veggie Sushi Nori Rolls (Sandwich Alternative.)

  4. You have an award waiting at my blog!