The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Southwestern grilled chicken strip sandwiches

I got this recipe off the back of a King’s Hawaiian Snacker Rolls package and loved them! I think you will too!

What you’ll need:

1 pkg King’s Hawaiian Snacker Rolls
1 pkg chicken breast strips (8 strips total)
2 slices Jack cheese, sliced in half
1 avocado, sliced
4 lettuce leaves

for seasoned mayo:

1/4 c mayonnaise
2 tsp taco seasoning
1 tsp lime juice
2 pinches sugar

Mix together mayo ingredients and set aside. Separate rolls into 4 bottoms and 4 tops; lightly butter each cut side and set aside. Cook chicken strips according to package directions. Place bread, butter side down, on a grill pan and cook until lightly toasted. Generously cover each half of toasted buns with mayo. Top each bottom with 1/2 slice of cheese, 2 chicken strips, 1 slice of avocado and a lettuce leaf. Feeds 2 – 4.

Cost:
Snacker rolls – $1.68
chicken strips – $4.85/2 lb bag
sliced cheese – $3.12
avocado – $1.99/lb
lettuce – $0.89/head
mayonnaise – $2.50
taco seasoning – $0.50
limes – $1.99/4
Total – $6.22/$1.55 per sandwich

March 28, 2009 Posted by | -chicken, -sandwiches, -super snacks, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quick Reuben sandwiches

You can throw this together in a matter of minutes using your microwave.

What you’ll need:

8 slices rye bread, toasted
¾ c thousand island salad dressing
1 (16 oz) can sauerkraut, drained
8 slices Swiss cheese
½ lb corned beef, sliced thin

Spread dressing on each slice of bread and top with a piece of cheese. On a microwave safe plate, make 4 piles of corned beef topped with sauerkraut. Microwave on high 1 minute or until meat is hot. Using a spatula, put one pile of meat/sauerkraut on 4 of the slices of bread. Top each with the remaining slices of bread. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Cost:
rye bread – $2.99/bag
thousand island dressing – $1.89
sauerkraut – $1.89
Swiss cheese – $4.50/block
corned beef – $2.12/lb
Total – $7.36/1.84 per sandwich

January 4, 2009 Posted by | ----corned beef, -beef, -sandwiches, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My favorite breakfast sandwich

I could eat any version of this sandwich that you want to make but this is my favorite recipe.

What you’ll need:

2 eggs
1 Tbl milk
2 – 4 slices deli ham
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 slices American cheese
2 slices sourdough bread
Butter

Butter one side of each piece of bread and place butter side down in a skillet over medium heat. Cook about 1 minute or until bread is lightly browned and crisp to the touch. Place bread on a plate. Put 2 slices Swiss cheese on one slice of bread and 2 slices American cheese on the other covering all the bread. In the same skillet, lay ham flat and brown on each side, about 30 seconds. Place on top of cheese on one side of bread. Beat eggs and milk together and scramble in a small amount of butter until done. Place eggs on top of ham. Close and enjoy! This is also good on hamburger buns.

Cost:
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
cooked ham – $2.12/lb
sliced cheese – $3.12
sourdough bread – $2.50/bag
Total – $2.28

December 29, 2008 Posted by | -breakfast items, -pork, -sandwiches, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet and sour mustard

Great as a dip and on sandwiches. Gives a normal turkey sandwich zip!

What you’ll need:

1 c brown sugar
1 c apple cider vinegar
1/3 c ground mustard
2 Tbl water
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and whisk together. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cover and refrigerate. Makes about 1 ½ cups of sauce.

Cost:
brown sugar – $1.89/ 2 pound bag
vinegar – $1.19
mustard – $0.79
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $1.27/cup

December 24, 2008 Posted by | -party ideas, -sandwiches, -sauces/toppings/marinades/dressings | , , , , | Leave a comment

Classic Italian subs

One of my all time favorite hot sandwiches!

What you’ll need:

Deli sliced ham
Sliced pepperoni
Sliced salami
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Sliced banana pepper rings
Shredded lettuce
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced onions, ringed
Raspberry vinaigrette (with the salad dressings)
¼ c mayonnaise
¼ tsp garlic powder
Ciabatta rolls

For each sub:

Preheat broiler to 475 degrees. Slice Ciabatta roll in half lengthwise and place cut side up on a cookie sheet under the broiler for about 3 minutes or until top is lightly browned and crispy to the touch. Remove from oven but leave bottom slice of roll on pan. Working from the bottom up, layer 4 slices of ham, 6 pepperoni slices, 6 salami slices and about 8 banana pepper rings on top of roll. Return to oven and broil about 3 more minutes or until meat starts to crisp and curl up and peppers shrink slightly. Remove from oven and add about 3 slices of cheese. Broil an additional 1 minute or until cheese is melted. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and garlic powder. On the top half of the roll, spread garlic mayonnaise. Working up, place 3 onion rings, 3 tomatoes slices and about ½ ounce (a good sized pinch) of shredded lettuce. Pour about a tablespoon of vinaigrette evenly across top of lettuce. Put the two halves together. Cut in half and serve with chips.

Cost:
deli and produce items – about $1.50 per sub
banana peppers – $0.89/each
raspberry vinaigrette – $1.89
mayonnaise – $2.50
Ciabatta rolls – $2.50/bag
Total – $3.07 per sub

December 24, 2008 Posted by | -sandwiches, -vote for Foodista contest, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment