Friday, January 14, 2011

The Cody Sandwich: Gluten Free Lunch Heaven

I have this friend named Cody who has celiac disease that is my neighbor. We share treats all the time (because really, I shouldn't eat all four dozen of the batches of cookies I make and there's no way he can eat all that Joy Luck Chinese by himself) and people think we're weird at church because we stand in the hall having animated discussions about food. Anyway, one day in the summer his wife brought me over a sandwich that he makes all the time for himself and she thought I would like it. I'm never one to turn down a free lunch (you all remember the times I've said how bad I hate to make lunch...it hasn't changed.) so I gave it a go. Now I seriously wake up in the middle of the night wondering if I have the stuff to make this sandwich. It tastes great, it's simple, and it fills you up. I'd say that's a win-win right there. The best thing about it is that I actually use up a whole loaf of Pamela's Gluten Free bread before it gets hard when I eat these. So in honor of Cody turning 38 last week, here is the recipe for the Cody Sandwich:

Cody's Gluten Free Turkey Melt

2 slices of Pamela's Gluten Free bread, made from the mix (I used my breadmaker)
2 T Best Foods mayonnaise
6 slices of deli turkey, your choice (I do oven roasted...plain turkey flavor is my favorite)
1 slice of provolone, meunster, gouda, or monterey jack cheese
3-4 slices of tomato (summer homegrown are best, but we'll suffer through the winter with grocery store versions)

Toast the two slices of bread and spread with mayo. Place turkey with cheese on top on a microwave safe plate and cook until cheese is melted and meat is warm (about 30-45 seconds). Move meat over to the bread, top with tomato and close sandwich. Eat warm.

Now, Cody always toasts his bread and I never do. I think it's a personal choice. Both ways taste great if you ask me. Another simple but delicious lunch option for those of us who hate to think about lunch!
Happy eating and Happy Birthday, Cody!

1 comment:

  1. I made a delicious sandwich the other day that I thought I would share with you! I absolutely adore bacon sandwhiches so i got it into my head that I would make one. I used Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread Mix and it turned out great! I just made the bacon on the stove, sliced up some sharp cheddar cheese, slathered miracle whip on the bread, topped with thinly sliced cucumbers (I hate tomotoes)and it was utter bliss! Sandwiches are the things I miss most!

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