Monster Sandwich-No Shame, Big Flame

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Today I literally almost burnt my apartment down. Hence the title of the blog.

This was while my mom was telling me she’s going to CRM Evolution this year with a friend. Hah–you never know when your world will collide with your mom.

Before this happened I dragged Jacob through a one hour run today. The weather was pretty overcast–perfect for a jog.

Before that happened Jacob went out and bought really fresh sourdough from a local Italian bakery in North Beach this morning.

When we came home famished from our run I wanted to make a killer sandwich–monster sandwich–since we earned it by shleping in the fog in our running gear. A lot of the ingredients of this meal are from Trader Joe’s. I am a huge fan of this grocery–they have the best products at the most competitive price, and the customer service is excellent. In addition they ALWAYS have samples of food and coffee. Love that!

For this sandwich you will need:

1 Baguette
3 slices of Turkey Bacon (I get this from Trader Joe’s).
1 handful of heirloom tomatoes (again TJs).
Few pieces of mustard lettuce–or Romaine if that’s what you have–any crunchy lettuce.
Drizzle of Fat Free feta (TJs).
Aoli Mustard (TJs).
Jalapeno Chutney (DELICIOUS–a nice contrast to the salty bacon). You can follow the brand @Sukhis on Twitter. Order some!
Shallots (to cook the bacon in).
Olive oil spray (cuts the calories of regular oil).
1/2 cup Dreamy Mushroom Stoup (a shmear of this replaces the density of a fatty/creamy cheese–this is an optional addition).

Putting the Monster Sandwich Together.

There’s no science to cooking this monster sandwich.

The only work comes from frying up the shallots & turkey bacon.
Toast the bread.
Heat the thick Stoup.
Add the rest of ingredients.

Wallah. You have a monster sandwich–lots of flame–no shame. But not too much flame. Don’t talk on the phone with your mom and cook at the same time. Can be dangerous ;-]

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