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Monday, June 11, 2012

"Turkey" Grilled Sandwich

Ok, before I get to the recipe I have to complain a tad. First of all, going out to dinner with The Parental has become a unexpected challenge. We sit down to eat and suddenly they both scavenge through the menu for something that I can eat. It is very nice of them to be thinking of me, but I can't help but think, "Yes, I can, in fact, read." My inner sass (I was voted Sassiest of my senior class in high school.) became unleashed at our last outing at Pallas Resturant in West Allis. The Parentals kept reciting things from the menu and I snapped, "Can you just find things for YOU to eat!" My sincerest apologies, my hanger (hungry-anger) got the best of me. When the waitress arrived I ordered the Vegetable Panini. It sounded great; mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheese, the veggie-works. I was hoping for something similar to the sandwich I had gotten in Boulder. I was mislead. This sandwich was disgusting. As I lifted the sandwich to my mouth, it became apparent that the pickle placed as a side had been leaking. The bread was half grilled, and half pickle-juiced and soggy. Not a very appetizing feeling, but still, I gave it a chance. At first bite I was disgusted. The mushrooms were like thick pieces of rubber, and the pickle juice had given the sandwich a horrible flavor. Still, I thought it may just be the first bite that was so horrific. I gave the sandwich a second chance. I was incorrect. It was disgusting through and through. I decided to order a Caesar Salad instead, it wasn't impressive, but hey, it was food.

Now on to the fake turkey sandwich!

The Goods:
4 pieces "Turkey"
2 slices provolone cheese
6 slices cucumber
1 tbls hummus
1 handful lettuce
2 slices multi-grain bread

To Create:
1. Spread hummus on bread. 
2. Pile the goods on the sandwich.
3. Place top slice..on top...duh.
4. Grill it. If you are lucky enough to have a Panini Maker, use that. Otherwise I used our good ole' George Forman. It only takes a few minutes to get to be golden brown. YumYumYum.
5. Eat it! Eat it! Shove it in your face and eat it! (To the sound of Beat It by Michael Jackson)

Fun Fact: I was cautious about the "turkey." Its texture is similar to the real deal turkey, but the "turkey" itself has little flavor. The added flavor of hummus and the cheese was nice. I think it would be even more delicious with a pepper-y hummus. The Mom got the "turkey" at Target.


  1. Replies
    1. It is healthy and it was good! Its definitely a myth that healthy foods taste like cardboard. They are almost always delicious! I love 'em!

  2. The sandwich looks really yummy Eventhough it's healthy! Would definitely try out your recipe...

    1. It is great! I tried it again yesterday with Pepper Jack Cheese instead of provolone and it added a great flavor!