I feel guilty for not posting on the blog for a while and unfortunately all I have for you is a sandwich...Well, I also have this new site design. It is still a work in progress but it's been so long since I have posted that I just wanted to make it live and share some good eats with you at the same time!
Although this is a simple sandwich, it pairs perfectly with a wine country tour. I thought I had given up on sandwiches. You see, about two months ago I told myself that I would only eat foods that did not come from a package. That didn't work very well. I haven't mastered making the gluten free loaf yet and I needed my Udi's bread again. Also, I just wanted some convenience.
And then I started feeling not so well and packaged food wasn't only convenient, it was necessary.
So now I've been out of the kitchen for quite some time. Even after our vacations, when I was so very excited to put my apron back on, I had to rely on Mr. H to get into the kitchen. Mr. H is so wonderful and such a brilliant man, but the kitchen is just not the place for him. And still, he got in there and helped out and I am so very grateful. And I must admit that his peanut butter sandwiches are getting pretty darn good.
The good news is that I'm feeling a bit better and hope to be cooking up a storm soon! Until then, let's get back to this sandwich we have here...
Mr. H and I pack this sandwich nearly every time we head north to Napa for some wine tasting. It's the perfect picnic accessory to accompany all that wine. That oh-so-delicious, sweet-gift-from-the-gods, makes-me-love-everyone-I-meet kind of wine. And sometimes we'll have it for a quick weekend lunch with a side of sweet potato chips and a fancy dry soda. Wherever you take this sandwich, it travels well and it's tasty.
Here's what you'll need for each sandwich:
2 slices gluten-free bread, toasted (Udi's Whole Grain Bread is our favorite)
About 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, roasted in a little olive oil at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes
About 1 ounce of gluten free salami (We love Columbus Low Sodium Italian Dry Salame)
A small handful of baby arugula
Assemble the ingredients into a sandwich. (The cherry tomatoes should be soft and pretty spreadable.) Cut the sandwich diagonally, because sandwiches taste better that way. Wrap in aluminum foil, store the sandwich in a reusable container, or consume immediately... preferably with a glass of wine and a side of sweet potato chips.