Bacon Caprese Sandwich

Bacon Caprese Sandwich

Lunch for me usually consists of rumaging through the fridge and salvaging what leftovers I can find for sustinence or digging a Lean Cuisine from the depths of my freezer.  But today I wanted something different.  As I gleamed into a compartment, I found some fresh mozarella and bacon.  I quickly looked over to the counter to make sure my wife had not stolen the tomatoes and was thrilled to find they were still there next to some basil I had picked.  I grabbed some crusty bread leftover from last night’s dinner and I was set.  I cannot tell you how good … Continue reading

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with red pepper aoli

Sometimes nothing will satisfy you like a good sandwich.  That’s exactly what I was thinking about when out the inevetible “what’s for dinner?” came calling from the living room.  I thought about making thin pork chops, Milanese style, with just a little lemon squeezed over to brighten them up.  But that just didn’t sound good.  It’s not that we’ve had them in awhile; it’s been quite some time in fact.  Still, my mind kept veering back toward a sandwich. I hadn’t purchased anything for it though, so I rumaged through the fridge to see what I could salvage to make an … Continue reading

FYB Potato Salad

FYB Potato Salad

With all the grilling that’s been going on I’ve been remiss in mentioning the side dishes that complete the perfect backyard barbecue.  I posted my Mac N Cheese (see archives) recipe but hadn’t posted my potato salad.  I had always found potato salad kinda boring and bland; it just didn’t do much for me.  I have tried so many over the years at the urging of this person and that person promising it to be THE BEST potato salad ever from Great Aunt Fannie’s old family recipe.  “Feel that crunch in your mouth? That’s the secret ingredient…waterchestnuts.”  Bleh.  So awhile back I set … Continue reading