24 July 2010

. . . let's hear it for the pioneers . . .

. . . the 24th of july 1847 . . .
. . . the day the first group of mormon pioneers
entered the salt lake valley . . .
. . . after spending months crossing
{i.e. walking across}
the plains . . .
. . . i'm grateful for my ancestors
who sacrificed much
for that in which they believed . . .
. . . they are my heroes . . .

. . . now ~ in the worst segue ever . . .
. . . and since we don't live in utah ~
where pioneer day celebrations
are a really big deal
{and lots of fun} . . .
. . . we commemorated the day
by whipping up our own version
of one of pioneer woman's recipes . . .
{pioneer woman is in no way associated with the mormon pioneers.
her blogs and photography, however, are amazing}

. . . this sandwich is ALL about the sauce . . .
. . . mix up equal parts:
•best foods mayonnaise
•dijon mustard
•raspberry chipotle sauce . . .
{thanks, costco}
. . . then eat it with a spoon . . .
. . . i kid . . .
. . . spread it generously
on two pieces of sour dough bread . . .
{i like the inhouse bakery at safeway, but i'm still bitter that my bashas' closed}
. . . slice grilled chicken breasts
and place on both sides of sandwich . . .
{i have a thing about trying to wrestle a sandwich
with an entire grilled chicken breast inside ~
i prefer mine sliced ~ you can do whatever you want!}
. . . top with sliced sharp cheddar cheese . . .
{pepper jack is awesome, too ~ we were out}
. . . thinly sliced purple onion . . .
. . . and a handful of baby spinach leaves . . .
. . . grill it up . . .
. . . or use a panini press . . .
{i'm too lazy to wash mine if i only need two sandwiches}
. . . two words . . .
. . . yum yum . . .
. . . then remember the pioneers
and be grateful
for your air conditioned home . . .


5 comments:

julie said...

YOU DA BOMB! YOU MAKE THE PIONEERS PROUD!

Shellene said...

Cute post. I am proud to be from pioneer stock also...although they'd probably be disappointed at what such a wimp I am. Your sandwich makes my mouth water. You do everything so perfectly. Speaking of pioneers...will you be my "other wife" for the cooking, cleaning, quilting and great company part! I'm pretty much good for nothing thse days.

chris+amber said...

in your words, "i'd make a terrible pioneer." they really are heroes. and you'd be my hero if you make these sammies next week for our family dinner. oh wait...you're already my hero anyway!

abigail said...

I am obsessed with sour dough bread....especially if it is grilled and has butter on it! I am for sure going to make this sandwich!! PS If your not too afraid, Food City has restaurant loafs of Sour Dough! You get a lot of bread for less!!

manders said...

umm. this sandwich plus that delicious mac & cheese plus yummy corn equal next sunday dinner. thankyouverymuch.