It’s Hot

Outside, I mean.  In case you hadn’t noticed.

I hate talking about the weather.  But the current state of the nation is such that we’re left with few other options.  Wooden Nickels and I were talking about the weather last night, and how it makes her not want to turn on her oven.  So she made baguettes for dinner.

*Side Note* – In my family, we speak our own language.  “Baguettes” are not just loaves of bread, they are sandwiches stuffed with summer veggies.

I did that too, recently.  I got the idea from the Big Girls, whose book consistently provides the answer to that eternal question, “What should we eat for dinner?”

I cut open a baguette.  Although I wish I had cut open some ciabatta.  Next time.  I mixed about 2 C cubed, cooked chicken with 1/2 C pesto and 1/3 C greek yogurt. I plopped some of said mixture on the aforementioned bread.

Then I grabbed some oil packed sun-dried tomatoes (always keep these in your fridge, you’ll be glad you do) and put them atop the chicken.

I then placed a loose mound of arugula on top of that, and a bright, vibrant summer sandwich was born.

I only wish I had a hunk of Parmesan to shave on the arugula before I closed up shop.  Alas.

There’s a lot you can do without an oven, dear readers.  Try something fun tonight.

One thought on “It’s Hot

  1. Nice! Our baguettes are as follows–Paul Newman’s balsamic vinaigrette dressing on both sides, mayo on top of that, next grated extra-sharp white cheddar, then sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes (except for Wooden Nickels, who doesn’t DO tomatoes), then lettuce. They were absolutely delicious, in part because of the fresh baguette, cut in 3, purchased at Whole Foods. Sometimes we throw some bell (orange) pepper in there, too. Good stuff!

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