Almost Friday people… Almost! Usually Thursdays I chillax completely, but had a crazy morning that I have to keep working, I even exercised for an hour and a half. This was made today, edited and I am writing without scheduling a post for a change. My weekday mornings are crazy, seriously! Dealing with 8 year old at 7 o’clock who by the way loves to rest his head on the toilet paper roll, while sitting on the toilet and snooze before I figure out that he takes too long in the bathroom, all the same, there is a whole other level dealing with tween and teen in the morning… It’s like trying to explain the unexplainable!!! Where are my socks, my red/yellow shirt, what’s for breakfast? More meltdowns that you can imagine.
Do I need to go into further details? I think you get the point!
I believe that one long vacation (alone), wouldn’t be enough. Can you imagine that I placed a cup of water to boil for my quick instant coffee in the kitchen cabinet instead of the microwave?
What was worse, I closed the cabinet door and waited for a few seconds before I realized what I did!
After I drove them all to school, it was me and my peaceful surroundings… I could almost hear the birds chirping from outside before I screwed yet another cup of coffee this week. Note to me, never boil water and add instant “Mr.” Maxwell right away ’cause that shit gonna bubble right up and ends up all over the place. A few efff bombs later, I made another one, of course, plugged my ears with sounds of Stone Sour and started to brainstorm what recipe should I post, and there you go. My mornings are lovely. You envy me, don’t you?!
A few months ago while stopping to grab something quick to eat at subway –I was craving subway, but didn’t want to cook– two pregnant women behind me, I’m assuming good friends since they were whispering chatting, giggling and talking about water birth, which is in my opinion always a bad topic at any food place, anyways, they asked me how does their (subway’s) buffalo chicken taste with toppings that I added; I always add: pickles, spinach, red onions and jalapenos with a good amount of creamy Sriracha. I was like “Spicy” and good. I wasn’t rude, I promise, I even added a smile on my grumpy face, but simply standing and waiting to pay and discussing my sandwich wasn’t something in my mid-morning agenda, especially with 4 more people waiting in line and ME, in 3 sizes, too big joggers looking more like a homeless person without makeup and an oversized sweatshirt. I just wanted to grab a sandwich and go back home to finish an exhausting project while chomping on my footlong, without even making an eye contact. Did I mention earlier that I am not a morning person?
Anyhoooo… That’s how my sandwich was born, inspired by subway!
Since I have my smarty pants college students that write from time to time, asking for no-bake recipes, I thought to make this sandwich. One latest email got me chuckling. The question was: Can they (roommates) “make/bake” bread in the microwave? It was funny and cute at the same time! Needless to say, we were all 18-19, right?! With that being said, I’ll try to include some fun, no-bake recipes and test few that could be made in the microwave.
For this sandwich, you could make the bread yourself or simply buy french bread. Of course, I baked it but used “Pillsbury” French bread dough, sprinkled with Japanese sesame seasoning and then baked (in the oven). Everything is optional here, like, you can make/bake your own dough, use store-bought grilled chicken or grill it yourself, add smoked turkey, or Virginia ham, it really comes down to what you like or have. Personally, I enjoy this combo… So here ya go!
I will write what I used. Some people like to stuff more, some less, so I will not add the amount.
Grilled Chicken and Ham Sandwich with Creamy Sriracha
- 12 inch French Bread
- Smoked Provolone cheese
- Grilled chicken breast
- Virginia ham
- Kosher Pickle slices
- Pickled jalapenos
- Baby Spinach
- Scallions or Red Onions
- Black pitted olives
- 1/4 cup 2 fl oz/59ml Ranch dressing
- 2 tsp. 2ml Sriracha
- Mix it both together and drizzle.
- There is no direction here, just build a sandwich, however, you would like.
- I slice the bread in half and place cheese on the bottom side, then broil until it is toasted, bubbly and cheese completely melted. You can actually use a toast bread and toast in the toaster, then melt cheese in the microwave.
- Creamy Sriracha: this for me was not too spicy, not at all. I could go for a few more tsp. to get a really spicy kick.