Sometimes it’s true: Sandwiches are a thrown-together meal. They’re something you make if you run out of time to make something good. But they don’t have to be this way. And it’s not much more work to make a restaurant-worthy dish. I’ve found that what separates your average, blah sandwich from a kid-wowing version is a matter of construction (and, if you have those party toothpicks to put in them, that helps, too!).
Sandwich construction? I know – you probably haven’t spent much time thinking about this. My hubby, who happens to be the official “constructor” around our house, sets up a sandwich making station. Sandwiches are serious business for him. He believes you have to put on the mayo just so and put the ingredients on in the right order for the sandwich to stay together. At first I teased him about this. But then, I had one of his sandwiches and I had to admit – he had a point. His turkey bacon club sandwich, packed with meat, didn’t fall apart on the plate.
Now my kids look forward to sandwich night. Sometimes we mix turkey and bacon for a club. Other times we pair ham and sharp cheddar cheese. Of course you can come up with whatever meat, cheese and veggie combo that your family likes, but instead of throwing it together, put a little time into crafting a towering sandwich that your kids will love, and ask for again. Bonus for you: easy clean up!