Help Out The Neighbor Husband

by Cate on November 9, 2006

OK folks, you might have seen his plea for help in the comments section yesterday … help out the fella. Show The Neighbor Husband alternatives to Sandra Lee. He’d be forever grateful, and so would we!

Here’s the skinny: The past couple weekends that we’ve gotten together for our dinner with The Neighbors, we’ve done a soup and sandwich thing with munchies, keeping it easy. The Neighbor Husband has been taking over the sandwich portion of the meal and wants suggestions. I know you guys can help him – let’s show him just how much. Have a favorite recipe you’d like to share? Have something that will leave him (and us) hungry for more? This is your big opportunity to show him ways beyond good ‘ol Sandra Lee, but in her immortal words, “Keep it simple.”  

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Anonymous November 9, 2006 at 3:35 am

Perhaps Rachel Ray’s French Dip Sandwiches would be an easy thing for the neighbor. Both the au jus and the roast beef are store bought items that get spiced up a bit at home. The au jus can easily be spruced up a bit with some fresh herbs and/or crushed red pepper, etc.

Here’s the recipe.


Candace November 9, 2006 at 12:42 pm

My mom used to make turkey apple sandwiches and they are so good and so incredibly easy.

You buy turkey breast (either lunch meat, or those small breast that are still intact and slice your own slices so they’re a little thicker), apples (any kind that are your favorite but I love to use fuji), honey mustard (we buy the O’Charley’s brand, or you can make your own), cheddar cheese, and raisin bread.

Butter the bread since you’re going to grill it, then layer sliced cheese, slived turkey, apple slices, then honey mustard, then top with other slice of buttered bread. So easy and so fantastic!


Anonymous November 9, 2006 at 2:36 pm

I really do need help. It took me a minute to conclude that the shrimp is not the French Dip Sandwiches. The Husband (neighbor)


Cate November 9, 2006 at 2:39 pm

Just realized that the whole link from Lowcountry Foodie didn’t appear. Here’s the link for the French Dip Sandwiches – looks delicious.


krhm November 9, 2006 at 5:55 pm

Top Chef had the “Ba-da-bing Betty” soup and sandwich combo that looked great a few weeks ago. I believe it’s now on the TGI Friday’s menu. The sandwich has portabello mushrooms, cheeses, and caramelized onions.Here’s the link:


The Home Cook November 9, 2006 at 6:47 pm

How about paninis? All you need is thick, crusty bread and some fillings – mozzarella, tomato and basil; proscuitto and arugula; ham and swiss…really anything will work.

Monte cristos are always fun – I just saw a recipe in my latest issue of Cook’s Country.

My personal fav is grilled chicken sandwiches. I make a few varities – one with onions and peppers that I cook over low heat until they’re meltingly tender, then pile them up on a crusty roll with the chicken and a good slathering of mayo. The other is the chicken with roasted red peppers from a jar, basil mayo, thinly sliced red onion, and some lettuce.

Even something as simple as buying some good cold cuts, tomato, lettuce on soft bread.


Anonymous November 9, 2006 at 7:51 pm

If you guys like tuna salad, you’ll love this recipe. This is the only way I make tuna salad sandwiches since I found this recipe. I make it with Trader Joe’s tuna packed in olive oil.

1 can of tuna fish packed in olive oil (do not drain the oil)
1/3 cup of cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise
1/4 purple onion, chopped finely
1 celery stalk, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon of capers
Juice of half of a lemon
Pinch or two of dill
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

(optional – lettuce and sliced tomatoes)

Serve on lightly toasted french bread slices.


Madeline November 10, 2006 at 12:05 am

Speaking of panini, I recommend this Smoked Turkey Panini from (of course) Rachael Ray. I blogged about it here.

I make mine on the Foreman Grill and it couldn’t be easier!


Stephanie November 10, 2006 at 2:10 am

One of our favorite sandwiches is the Chicken Tender Panini with Tomato Chutney. My husband and I tried a sample and made sure we had the recipe and ingredients in hand before we could leave the store. Quick, easy, and yummy!


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