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Old 05-15-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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Need good, easy and not too expensive sandwich

Well my family taste tested the cream cheese, turkey, sun flower seed, lettice and honey french dressing sandwiches.....only people who liked them were my sister and I. :( I think I should have used the whipped cream cheese because I slathered it on thick. Was in a hurry and didn't take the time to whip it up, but I have decided not to make it since it flopped the family test. Am now thinking about just making some ham, swiss, horseradish sauce & mustard sandwiches. I would like to add lettice and tomato to those sandwiches but not sure how long it would take before they get runny. Would be making them up the night before. Maybe I should just slice tomatoes and put on the side? Should I add small dill pickles and bread and butter pickles on the side too? Or can someone suggest an EASY but delicious recipe? Sis is bringing chicken salad so need something totally different.

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:28 AM   #2
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I must have missed some other thread. What are these sandwiches for & where will you be taking them?

Never add fresh tomato or lettuce to sandwiches except right before serving. Doing so beforehand WILL make the sandwiches soggy & runny, & the lettuce will wilt.

How about some sort of sub/hero sandwiches? These are easy to assemble on site or ahead of time minus the dressing & vegetable ingredients. Plus the bread, having a crisper crust, stays fresh longer.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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I am helping cook for my niece's wedding reception. So far we have 200 and it could go over 300 (wedding is in mid-June). The distance of travel for the sandwiches will only be about 30 minutes away. We are making many different types of finger foods instead of a full dinner. With both my sister and I cooking it shouldn't be as difficult as my nephew's wedding last year because his was the first time we ever tackled such a large undertaking. It turned out great with the only real problem being we made waaaaaay too much food. Gave leftovers to a place that prepares food for the needy and so it didn't go to waste.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:44 AM   #4
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I must have missed some other thread. What are these sandwiches for & where will you be taking them?
I echo Breezy's comment. Icy can you give us more info?
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:51 AM   #5
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I am helping cook for my niece's wedding reception. So far we have 200 and it could go over 300 (wedding is in mid-June). The distance of travel for the sandwiches will only be about 30 minutes away. We are making many different types of finger foods instead of a full dinner. With both my sister and I cooking it shouldn't be as difficult as my nephew's wedding last year because his was the first time we ever tackled such a large undertaking. It turned out great with the only real problem being we made waaaaaay too much food. Gave leftovers to a place that prepares food for the needy and so it didn't go to waste.
Gotcha. I would go with Tea (party) sandwiches, i.e. thinly sliced cucumber, cream cheese, watercress and buttered white bread, etc. There are so many varieties. Let me know if you would like more suggestions.
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:56 AM   #6
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This is a great thread with lots of ideas
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...light=sandwich
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:02 AM   #7
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Is there a general theme?

I know you say your sis is bringing chicken salad, which definitely puts Mish's Tea Sandwiches right in line. If you wanted a sandwich in the tea-sandwich line, but with more than vegetables without repeating chicken, you could make a chopped ham salad finger sandwich. Just make sure you butter the bread with softened butter before adding the ham salad so it doesn't sog up the bread. Shrimp salad is another possiblity, but would obviously be more expensive to make.

Actually, buttering bread with softened butter used to be a first-hand requirement for all sandwiches in order to keep fillings & dressings from ruining the bread.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:07 AM   #8
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Party Sandwiches

1 unslices 8-10 inch long load pumpernickel bread or other dense specialty bread
1 bunch green onions, chppped
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, room temp
1/2 t. creole seasoning
1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced rare roast beef, from deli
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 pound bacon, fried crisp and drained
Hellmann's real mayo
Romaine lettuce leaves

Slice bread half lengthwise and hollow out the top of the loaf about 1/2 inch deep. Bread loaf should be about 3 1/2 inches wide. Mix green onion and creole seasoning into the cream cheese. Spread bottom half generously with mayonnaise. Cover the edge of bread. Layer the settuce on the bottom half, tomatoes, meat and top with bacon slices. Top with the hollowed our bread filled with cream cheese. Slice sandwich diagonally at 2" intervals with serrated knife.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:22 AM   #9
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One of the sandwiches I did for my daughter's wedding was braunsweiger mixed with cream cheese and sliced olives, and spread on soft rye bread that I cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. It's inexpensive to make, and very tasty.
If you have a bread outlet store nearby, you can save a lot of money by purchasing your bread there. We have a Dolly Madison here, and I find the breads just as fresh as what's on our grocers shelves at less than half the price.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:56 AM   #10
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Here are a few ideas for Tea Sandwiches. I would keep them light. Less is more! Tomato and mayo sammiches are yummy.

http://www.stratsplace.com/rogov/tea_sandwiches.html

http://home.att.net/~dfaglon/tearecipe.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/et_p..._10924,00.html
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