A sandwich is nothing special, right? You take some bread, some meat, some cheese, some veggies, and you put it all together. Add a little salad. Fairly straightforward run-of-the-mill dinner...but not neccessarily. Surely it doesn't have to be boring just because it's simple.
And that is the point that I have been trying to make with all my "Drive Thru Alternatives". We don't have to sacrifice taste and nutrition for "easy access", and with as expensive as groceries are these days it makes no sense to waste your time fixing meals that (1) no one is going to enjoy and (2) takes so long to produce from the kitchen that by the time it's ready no one is hungry anymore. You also shouldn't be giving away your hard earned money to corporations that couldn't care less if they poison your family, just so long as their stock prices increase.
I want to live well, and enjoy. And I wish the same for all of you.
That being said, on to the business of "building your own".
I believe that if you are going to do a sandwich night, make it a really super duper sandwich night. Complete with all the sandwich trimmings. That would include high grade meats (Boar's Head if you want to do coldcuts) and an abundance of lovely sandwich fillers...red leaf lettuce, bibb lettuce, tomatoes, avacado, cheeses- as many as you wish, 'cause you can't go wrong with cheese! Olive oil and vinegars (get creative with them) and mayonnaise and dijonaise, and horseradish sauce and salad dressings...the combinations and additions are limited only by your imagination. I made a lovely salad and one of my favorite things to add is fruit. I used grapes and thin sliced granny smith apples this time, and a nice butter mix of lettuces. Feta cheese, avacado, spring onions, and roasted slivered almonds...
Feed them, and feed them well. Keep them healthy. Don't forget how very important those family nights are around the dinner table. I hope that you all will put to use some of the Wednesday night recipes, and that perhaps you came away with a greater awareness of how important it is to be concious of what we put in our bodies, and into our children's bodies. Even the simplest meal, like life, when created in love and gratitude, is amazing.
And THAT, my Kitchen Witches, you WON'T find in a Happy Meal.
Family is kinda like sandwich building. It's a process...you just gotta build your own.
Bain sult as! (Enjoy)
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