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Cajun Turkey Sandwich!

I will admit to my fellow bloggers that I am not much of a sandwich person. Problem is I get bored very, very fast with all type of food. A long time ago I had a boyfriend who worked at Subway. In order for me to be able to eat any of the subs he made for me he came up with a plan. Instead of making me a sub out of turkey or roast beef or whatever he made me a sub that changed as I ate it. The first quarter might have been roast beef with lettuce and mayo, then the next section could have been turkey with mustard, and the next section could have been salami with something and so on. This was the ONLY sandwich I have ever been able to eat in it’s entirety (except the last bite, but that is another post entirely).

Until now that is.

My friend posted about this “awesome” sandwich she made a few weeks back. I took a screen shot of the ingredients and logged it in the back of my mind as a I will try it when I am out of ideas. Well that moment came this past week. I will admit I was less than excited to try it out but I liked the idea that it was fast for a weeknight. So I figured, why not?

Here are the ingredients:

Cajun Turkey

Bulkie Roll

Bacon

Peperoncini

Mayo

Iceberg lettuce

For the bacon she used already cooked bacon in a box. We had some frozen bacon so we decided to fry it up fresh for the sandwich.

I will admit the sandwich was super hot but it was also extremely good! Both my boyfriend and I were surprised at how much flavor there was! And of course it was quick and easy to make. Here it is right before my first bite:

sandwich

Do you guys have any sandwiches you love making on a week night? I would love to hear about them!

18

Ramen Noodle Upgrade

Sometimes when I give the boy the chance to pick what he wants for dinner…the results are surprising to say the least. This particular night he said he wanted something with ramen noodles and water chestnuts. Yup he is an odd ball. But lucky for me google is my best bud and I stumbled upon this website.

Didn’t have to read to far (and believe me I didn’t bother continuing to read), I found exactly what I was looking for.

This is what the website called for:

Turn your ramen into a stir-fry. Toss your noodles into a wok with some snap peas, water chestnuts, sliced carrots and chopped broccoli and you’ve got yourself a economical approach to a culinary classic. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous — and if your bank account permits — marinate some chicken with some soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder and toss it in the skillet before adding your noodles and vegetables for a bit of added flair.”

To start with I don’t own a wok- nor did I know what one was at the time. So a regular sauce pan had to work. Google however helped me learn what a wok was since the cooking event. For those curious, here ya go:

On top of the wok, I was also missing soy sauce when the cooking happened. Ya see the story there is simple. Only days before, we had cleaned out the fridge and my boyfriend (with all the best intentions) threw out the soy sauce in the fridge. I did not know this while at the grocery store…soo no soy sauce.

Anyways after it was all cooked and ready to eat we both agreed it was missing something (soy sauce?). So what did we add? The dry packet of beef seasoning from the ramen pack. And let me tell you it was amazing! So here is my slightly modified recipe!

Ingredients:

Chicken

Water Chestnuts

Ginger

Brocoli

Carrots

Snap Peas

Garlic Powder

Beef Seasoning Packet.

Start by cooking the chicken covered in garlic powder and ginger.

In another pan boil water- add in ramen noodles after water has boiled. Cook for 3 minutes.

Once the chicken is mostly cooked add in the rest of the ingredients cooking until warm.

Serve over ramen noodles. Add beef seasoning packet on top of entire meal.

Bon Apetite!

 

This was a great variation to a already easy recipe! Hope you enjoy it!

 

What ways have you upgraded your ramen noodles?

14

Chicken Caesar Wraps!

One thing I love when it comes to dinner is quick and easy! When I was introduced to these wraps I was super excited because the total time it takes to make them is literally like ten minutes! And what’s even better? The boy could help!

So without further adieu here is the recipe:

What you need:

Wraps (I used regular white wraps- but whatever you like works)

Pre-cooked chicken strips

Caesar Salad pack (comes with salad, dressing and croutons)

Worcestershire Sauce

Salt

Pepper

Garlic

Preparation:

Place chicken in pan with a little Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper and garlic. Two to three minutes tops as the chicken is cooked.

Get together your ceasar salad in a large mixing bowl. (I had the boy do this while I heated the chicken up)

Roll it together in a wrap!

 

And thats all folks!

The only thing I would do differently next time is buy extra croutons. The Caesar Salad pack kinda cheap out on the croutons and I like a little crunch in my wrap. But other than that it will be a great go-to recipe for those busy week nights!

What do you guys think? Any other ways to jazz it up?