Sunday, August 31, 2008

Lakeside Vegetable Sandwich a la carte

We were early getting out the driveway for church this morning.

I shouldn't say that like it's uncharacteristic of us. Mr. Marvelous and I both detest being late. But this morning it was really early. Forty minutes early. (How do you do that with a 3 and 2-year-old, and two 1-year olds? I.don't.know. It just happens.) So we decided to take a drive through the countryside after we picked up two "iced foffees," as Luke puts it, from the shop at the bottom of our hill.

But, I don't know why I drink those things. Caffeine plays with my body, big time. It took everything in me to keep myself from making praise and worship time an aerobic workout. I'm not saying that you should hold yourself back from worshipping emotively. I sure don't. I'm just saying I could have done the speed bag move until the end of Pastor Steve's service.

Oh! And since you asked, yes, Julia and daddy had a great time cheering on our U of [state] fb team last night. They came home with a victory, and a very excited season ticket holder. As for the 2-year-old, 1-year-olds and the mama who were left at the casa, we spent part of our afternoon at the grocery store. Again. But this brings good news for you, I gathered all the necessary ingredients for an old favorite recipe of mine. And I'd like to offer you a taste.

The Lakeside's Vegetable Sandwich.

I forgot all about this vegetable medley smashed between its focaccia foundation, that is, until last weekend when these two fabulous people--hi dad & mom--
decided a lunch date at a favorite cafe of mine from back home was a great idea. The weather was pleasant, much like today. And yesterday. And most all of our summer this year. The lake across the street was sparkling, and our smoothies and my vegetable sandwich were delightful.

So here we have:

Lakeside's Vegetable Sandwich
First, grab a box of Lipton's Vegetable dry soup mix.
(This recipe is on the back of the box.)
Mix 1 envelope of the soup mix with:
-an 8oz containter sour cream
-1 c mayo
-a 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry and
-an 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
Chill 2 hours. Or if you can't wait that long, don't wait at all. I sure can't.
Next, cut a triangle slice of your Asiago Focaccia round. Slice it almost completely open. Slather your vegetable spinach mix on the bottom, then layer with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, sprouts, and a generous dallop of, again, the spinach mix. Wala! You have another favorite of mine, all to yourself.
Now tell me. Do you think I look like my dad*? Because, I got mistaken for his sister's daughter all the time as a child.

*Who, btw, is turning 64 in a month and a half. Doesn't he look good!


Amy said...

Okay, a few things here:

1. Tiff, could you be any cuter?!

2. Yummy. (the sandwich)

3. Luke looks like your dad.

4. Your mom looks so young!!

5. Happy Bday early to your dad.

Amy said...
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Amy said...

That was me (deleting the comment), I accidentally posted the same comment twice!

Lisa H said...

I do think you look like your dad! :) Great pictures. Your parents look really nice!

And that sandwich? YUMMY! I will definitely be trying that...minus the red onions, since I'm not partial to those. Mmm!

Tina m said...

I agree. You look like your dad. But I can see your mom's eyes.

And I'm trying this sandwich. I love spinach dips.

Nadinsche said...

Hey Tiff,

when I have more time today I will have a closer look at your blog, but for now I just want to say thanks for the comment! And I really enjoy reading Mck Mamas blog ... she has just such a fun writing style that I look forward to any new post (-:. And of course her children are adorable and I hope that Stellan makes a healthy debut into this world later this year!


P.S. And yes, Mr. Phelps was pretty amazing ... even though I am a bit sceptical, if you know what I mean (-; ...

nancygrayce said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You sure do look like your dad and I enjoyed reading about your family! I'm in complete awe of you young mothers....I don't think my generation had nearly as much fun as yours does! I'll be back to visit!

Tracy said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. I love it when MckMama has contests! Your family is adorable! Loved the story about the bat, however I am sure you did not. :)

Anonymous said...

I found you through a search about Hawaiian Chicken and am bookmarking you now. I don't know how you do it...but I'm excited to start reading how.

(I'm a poet and I didn't even know it.


Gift of Green said...

I'm a newcomer catching up on your posts, but yes, your Dad does look great at 65. Doncha love the belated comments? :)