Turkey Sandwich Anyone?

A couple of you already know that I don’t fare well in the kitchen… even after advanced study with 1 year of a home economics class and 1 year of a foods class.  (Have I ever told you about the time I was making cheese toast and I set the toaster oven on fire?!  True story… and I was 36 at the time.)  Anyway, every once in a long while I leave my comfort zone of the normal mac and cheese and attempt something new.  I did that today and achieved total success!  So, of course, I have to share it with you!  (Okay, so it was only a sandwich, but hey, it was a success.)

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James was perusing this cookbook when he stumbled upon something he wanted for lunch… a Hot Turkey and Strawberry Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries and homemade Mint Limeade. Easy peasy.  I highly recommend it for a nice light lunch or dinner!

For the sandwich, spread cream cheese on the bread and put turkey slices on top.  Then broil it for about 4 minutes.  I had never used the broiler on my oven before so I was relieved that I actually figured out how to turn it on.

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When it comes out of the oven, add a layer of sliced strawberries.  Who would have thought that sliced strawberries on a turkey and cream cheese sandwich could be so yummilicious?!  It truly was… don’t knock it ’til you try it.

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For the Mint Limeade, I used our handy-dandy Nutribullet.  Puree 2 cups of water, 1/3-cup sugar, 1/4-cup mint leaves, and 1 lime, rind and all.  After it’s pureed, drain the mixture through a sieve and add 2 more cups of water.  Very refreshing on a hot day!

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The sandwich, depending on the bread that’s used, has about 263 calories, 20g of protein, and 23g of carbs.  The sweet potato fries are a runner’s friend, full to the brim of vitamin A, and one of those super foods a runner just shouldn’t go without.  The mint limeade drink is only 71 calories, 18g of carbs, with more vitamin C than you can shake a stick at!

And there you have it… my success in the kitchen for this month!

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23 thoughts on “Turkey Sandwich Anyone?

  1. Aishwarya

    Hey the turkey sandwich sounds absolutely wonderful! It’s going on my list of things to try out 🙂 yay! And congratulations on the success story… I’m not too great in the kitchen myself… Well I can cook Indian food but that’s where it ends! So I’m trying my hand at different things these days.. Did a nice garlic fried green tomatoes the other day that turned out quite well… This looks like another neat recipe to work 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thanks Aishwarya! Your garlic fried green tomatoes sound quite yummy!! But I think I’ve read a recipe somewhere on fried green tomatoes… quite complicated, yes?? And cooking Indian food surely is no easy task… I’ve read some recipes… ohmigosh! My hat’s off to you! 😀

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      1. Aishwarya

        Haha well I’m Indian.. My mom cooks yummy Indian food, so that’s where I got my skills from 🙂 if you would like a few easy recipes I’m happy to send them to you over email. Just let me know your email id! Oh and the fried green tomatoes were easy peasy truly! A fellow blogger posted the recipe among many others and I picked this one because it sounded easiest and quickest 😉

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  3. lynne hoareau

    Yay !!! Awesome !!! Paula, that is so cool 🙂 Well done ! For sure, this will be a sandwich I must try, it sounds really different, and if you give it the ‘high five’ well, then it is a sandwich for me. 🙂

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  4. Tasha

    Great job Paula! I would have never thought to put strawberries on a sandwich but it does look tasty…I’m going to definitely have to try this one. It really is simple to make so I think you may be on to something. Thanks for sharing. Remember, you’re the one that put me on to spaghetti squash!! 😀

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  5. The Happy Healthy Kiwi

    Turkey isn’t big over here, I actually don’t even know if I’ve tried it, but fruit (berries) and meat together just sounds strange but at the same time I’m curious to try!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I know! It does seem strange to eat fruit and meat, especially strawberries! Never would’ve thought it! Not sure if you do pork in NZ, but have you had pork chops and applesauce? People really like that here.

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      1. The Happy Healthy Kiwi

        Haha yeah pork and apple sauce is big here. And chicken and cranberry although I can’t for the life of me work out why!

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