This week has been different from most – I went out to dinner one night, had a friend over to visit, had the privilege of having a guest blogger write a post – it’s been pretty exciting. It’s been great and I’ve really enjoyed it, but between work and all this socializing, I am worn out! It was definitely time to come up with something comforting (yet easy) for dinner.
When I was a kid, I despised sandwiches. No one should eat baloney, okay? No one. There’s just something about lunchmeat that gives me the heebie jeebies. Peanut butter is – well – I like it in lots of things, just not in a sandwich. In a pinch, I would eat strawberry jam or meatloaf (slathered liberally in ketchup) sandwiches, but the bread got soggy and ew, just ew. There are not enough chips in the world to be able to choke that down.
It’s only been recently that I’ve been open to the idea of a sandwich. When I was running errands one day, I happened to be in Arbor Farms Market, and was famished, famished enough to grab a sandwich out of the deli case. It was filled with all kinds of unusual things, things I had never experienced before in a sandwich, hummus and guacamole, fresh veggies, whole grain bun. Who knew? A whole new world opened up for me.
I call this Shades of Green, for obvious reasons.
It starts with a slice of multigrain bread, toasted and buttered of course, topped with tomato slices, pork belly strips doused in home made barbecue sauce, spinach, cucumber slices, and avocado. It was incredibly messy and I confess that I ate most of it with a knife and fork. Not wanting to have a repeat of the missing pork belly, I kept careful watch on Hannah and the meat supply. She was very interested in everything I was doing and very disappointed when none of it found it’s way into her bowl.
Maybe tomorrow I will be back to thinking about stuff, stuff other than what I’m having for dinner. But then again maybe I won’t. Tomorrow is the Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market so I might still be thinking about food.