California Club Sandwich

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One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don’t get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread.  

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to make my all time favorite sandwich on Martin’s brand new Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread. When you make a sandwich like this, it is more than a meal. Perhaps its nostalgia, perhaps its just a love of delicious food, but this sandwich is way more than just a sandwich to me – its an experience. You see, I’m a bit of a food snob. Okay, okay. That might be putting it mildly. The truth is that I don’t just care about the taste of my food, but I care about the quality, the ingredients, the history, the origins, etc. It’s almost like I have a rating system in my brain and for me to absolutely love any kind of food, it needs to pass all criteria. Friends, this bread passed with flying colors. The taste and texture alone will have anyone love this bread, but to fully appreciate it you need to know the brand, as well.

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc. is an all-American family owned and operated company headquartered in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. From 1955, when Lloyd and Lois Martin converted their garage into a small bakery, the Martin’s family has focused on baking great-tasting products using high-quality ingredients. Their dedication to excellence, quality, service, and family values is what truly sets them apart from their competitors. Located in central Pennsylvania, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread has been known for its “Famous Dutch Taste.” No longer just a “Pennsylvania novelty,” Martin’s Potato Rolls are the “#1 Branded Hamburger Bun in America.” In addition to their famous burger (Sandwich) and hot dog (Long) potato rolls, Martin’s also makes sesame-seeded Big Marty’s Rolls, Hoagie Rolls, 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread, and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread. These and other Martin’s products, such as the new Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread, are delivered fresh to Eastern and Mid-West stores daily and are exported internationally to a growing number of countries. My vote is for them to prioritize delivery to Portland, Oregon!

Their Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread combines the nostalgia of days gone by with the great taste and high quality that today’s consumer expects from Martin’s. Using 100 percent real butter without any additional oils is what earns Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread its name.  They only use high protein wheat flour, nonfat milk, real cane sugar, and other high-quality ingredients to make this great tasting, soft, gratifying Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.  One taste and you’ll see how much more superior it is from other white breads on the shelf.  Like other Martin’s products you can eat it right out of the out of the bag! When I was a kid, I used to take pieces of soft white bread (which, in no way, were as amazing as this bread) and I’d smash it up into a ball and put the entire thing in my mouth. I called it “bread in a ball”. Yes, this is a true story.  I have no shame in telling you that I did the same exact thing with a piece of this amazingly soft butter bread and the experience took me right back to my 8-year-old self.  If you don’t just eat the entire loaf of bread plain (like I was completely tempted to do), it can be used as part of a recipe for sandwiches, casseroles, and bread puddings or eaten with a simple coating of jam or butter. However you choose to eat their bread, they can guarantee those you are serving will be grateful.

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

If you’ve never had a California Club, the ingredients are simple. In fact, it can vary in many ways but there are two ingredients that will define it as a California Club – avocado and sprouts. Now, I much prefer alfalfa sprouts, but they aren’t so easy to find these days. If you aren’t able to find them, microgreens are very similar in taste and texture and make a good substitute. The remaining ingredients are what you’d typically find in a regular club sandwich – turkey, ham (I’m calling the ham part optional because I chose not to include it), bacon, tomato, cheese, mayo, and of course – exceptional bread that not only holds this monster of a sandwich together, but bread that compliments all the wonderful components of this sandwich.

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

One of the reasons this Butter Bread works so well with this massive sandwich is because it is physically possible to eat if you smash the whole thing down. I watched my husband devour this sandwich in less than five minutes and I couldn’t believe he was able to fit each bite in his mouth. It was quite impressive.

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.

Bottom line – you can’t fully enjoy a sandwich without exceptional bread holding it together. One common staple has brought people together throughout history: bread!  For over 60 years Martin’s has been a part of this history, baking up rolls and bread that bring friends and family together.  They thought it was time they made a new addition to their bread family… and I’m so happy it was this Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread!  Grandma Martin wouldn’t think twice about providing fresh, quality, delicious bread to nourish her growing family. She recognized the importance of time spent together—time where we stop our work and gather together to talk, laugh, share, and grow. When we bring loved ones together, only the best bread will do.  This is so much more than a meal.  These moments are what we hold onto and remember from one generation to the next.

To learn more about Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread, visit their website at: www.potatorolls.com.

California Club Sandwich
 
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One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.
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Recipe type: main
Yields: 1 sandwich
Ingredients
  • 3 slices Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread
  • 4 slices herb roasted turkey
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
  • handful of sprouts or microgreens
  • mayonnaise, as desired
Instructions
  1. To layer triple decker sandwich, arrange two slices of your tasty Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread on a flat surface, leaving the third slice for the top.
  2. Divide all remaining ingredients in half and assemble on the two slices of bread. Stack them together and top with remaining piece of Butter Bread.
  3. You may need to hold sandwich together with a bamboo stick as this sandwich will be tall and delicious!

One of my favorite meals while growing up was a California Club Sandwich, and they don't get any better than with Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread.
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Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

Brussels sprouts, much like beets, are a vegetable that I never even tried until well into my adult years. Now, every time I eat them I seem to love them more and more. Now, don’t get me wrong. Put a plate of boiled Brussels sprouts in front of me and I will likely gag, but deep fry them, smother them with cheese, or cook them with a wonderful smoked meat like bacon and I’m a happy girl.

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

I decided to partially bake the bacon first because I simply can’t stand bacon when the fat hasn’t been completely rendered. Along those same lines, I didn’t want to scorch the heck out of my sprouts in order to get the bacon to the proper doneness. This method proved to work perfectly.

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

Doesn’t that just make you feel more comfortable knowing that the bacon is already well on its way to perfection by the time you mix it with the raw sprouts? I know it gave me the warm and fuzzies.

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

By the way, do you call them brussel sprouts or Brussels Sprouts? I admittedly had to turn to the internet to explain it to me, because I didn’t want to look like a total dummy by forever immortalize my lack of knowledge by spelling it wrong on my photos. Don’t my roasted brussels with bacon look yummy? Now imagine how good they were with that balsamic reduction drizzled on top. YUM!

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts
 
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Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.
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Recipe type: Sides
Yields: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds brussel sprouts, outer leaves removed and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper, as desired
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add chopped bacon pieces to baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.
  2. While bacon is cooking, toss Brussels sprouts in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. After 15 minutes of cooking, remove bacon from oven and add Brussels sprouts to the baking sheet. Toss with the bacon and continue cooking for 30-40 additional minutes until the sprouts are golden brown.
  3. While the bacon and sprouts are cooking, heat balsamic vinegar in small saucepan over medium heat until reduced by half.
  4. When sprouts and bacon are done, remove from oven and transfer to a serving dish. Cover with reduced balsamic and serve hot.

Roasted Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts are an easy and flavorful side dish perfect for a weekday family dinner or a Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal.
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Summer Veggie Sandwich

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Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?

Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich? Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich? I was recently asked by Sargento® to create some unique tips for using their product and I wanted to share with you this incredible sandwich. If you’re looking for a “Summer Sandwich Occasion” I honestly can’t think of a better occasion than a picnic. Whether it be a romantic daytime date with your sweetheart or a family hike, picnics are the absolute best way to enjoy some of the best things in life – food, the outdoors, and your friends & family. I’m an Oregon girl now, but I grew up in California. A vegetable sandwich like this might seem weird to some people out there, but I grew up eating amazing veggie sandwiches. Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich? There are a few tips and tricks to make an outstanding veggie sandwich. Not all options and combinations would result in a tasty sandwich. There are definitely a few must-haves to make your sandwich amazing. I’ll start with the cheese because, after all, who doesn’t love cheese? I found my Sargento® Sliced Cheese at QFC and went for the Ultra Thin Mild Cheddar. I am super fond of the extra thin slices because I love the way they taste but you can also put the exact amount you want on your sandwich. There are tons of varieties of Sargento® Sliced Cheese you can choose from that come pre-sliced and ready to use that can be used in a variety of sandwiches: on the grill, cold sandwiches, panini etc. Just pick whichever one(s) look best to you and you won’t be sorry. Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich? The next thing I recommend is a good spread. You can always use the basics – mayo and/or mustard, but you can’t beat the flavor of a scratch made aioli. Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?I also highly recommend both avocado and cucumber. The avocado combined with the cheese gives your sandwich a rich creaminess that is downright necessary. The cucumber adds a nice fresh crunch. Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?Tomato is a given – that should be no surprise there. My other sandwich favorite is fresh sprouts. I grew up eating alfalfa sprouts, but they’re not always easy to find these days. You can, however, usually find some kind of microgreen either packaged up or still living. These happen to be radish sprouts that were sold still growing. They add the perfect texture and taste to this sandwich. Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?Now, you can always add a few slices of turkey, ham, and/or bacon to your sandwich. In fact, I did that very same thing the next day when I made more sandwiches (we couldn’t get enough because they were so good). Either way, the components of this sandwich bring out the very best of summer and make the perfect addition to any picnic. Enjoy!!! Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?

Summer Veggie Sandwich
 
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Can you think of a better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a lovely picnic outdoors while enjoying something like this Summer Veggie Sandwich?
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Recipe type: main dish, sandwich
Yields: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • Seeded wheat bread
  • Any kind of spread - mayonnaise, mustard, homemade aioli
  • Sargento® Sliced Cheese
  • avocado
  • cucumber
  • tomato
  • sprouts
Instructions
  1. To assemble your sandwich, layer all ingredients and enjoy! You can add as much or as little of any ingredient that you'd like!

This is a paid conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and texts are all mine.

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