Why this blog??

Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Friday, March 4, 2011

Turkey, Cheese and Avocado Melt

A recipe for a sandwich?! I know, sounds crazy. I mean, who doesn't know how to make a sandwich? This sandwich is SO good I had to share though. My husband and I love it and my daughter loves it minus the avocado!

*2 slices of Whole Wheat Bread
*1 slice cheese (I do cheddar or american)
*1 tsp butter spread 
*3 thin slices of deli turkey
*1/2 avocado cut into 4 wedges

1. Take one piece of bread and lightly butter one side. 
2. Place a fry pan over medium heat on the stove. Once heated, place the buttered piece of bread in the pan- butter side down. Now place the cheese on top. 
3. Once cheese starts melting on the bread, place the turkey on top of the cheese. Then add the 4 avocado slices on top of the turkey. Place top piece of bread on top.
4. Flip over and toast for another 30 seconds or so till bread on bottom turns a bit golden. 
5. Cut on a diagonal and serve.

I love how the cheese and turkey are hot and melted and the avocado stays cool and creamy tasting with the semi crunchy bread. I serve this with my daughters favorite snack- Apple slices and 1T of peanut butter for dipping her apple in.  A cold glass of milk for her and some ice tea for me makes this a great lunch!

cheese starting to melt

after being flipped over


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