Thursday, May 01, 2008

Cooking Club serves up Sandwich Soiree

This month our Cooking Club put together a Sandwich Soiree. Our menu included these yummy Croissant Chicken Sandwiches by Paula, BLTs with a Healthy Twist, Italian Paninis and Fabulous Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. We also threw in a baby greens salad with blue cheese, sliced pears and a homemade vinaigrette. We thought this would be a fun way to usher in the season of eating outdoors and sharing lunches with friends.

Marcy helped slice up the sourdough bread from a local bakery and stack the provolone cheese and salami for the paninis. We brushed the bread with olive oil and grilled them on Mary's snazzy George Foreman grill. We even got those cool grill marks on our paninis.

Susan's Niana giggled and played with the older girls at the Cooking Club. She's getting ready to start walking and soon we are going to have to put an apron on her so she can help out in the kitchen. She's such a big girl now!

Our healthy BLTs included turkey bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado slices on a homemade Honey Oatmeal Wheat Bread. Dorina made the bread and Stacie assembled these scrumptious sandwiches. (For recipes, click here.)

We finished off the soiree with these chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. We cut the sugar in half and used whole wheat pastry flour for the cookies. The ice cream was homemade from farmer's market strawberries, raw milk and honey. And the end result was a refreshing treat on this surprisingly hot spring day!

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