New England Chicken Salad Sandwich

I love chicken salad.  After I heaped some of the salad I made onto this sandwich, I ate the rest right out of the bowl.

To make two of these (or one sandwich and some extra salad to eat with a spoon whenever the craving strikes…) you will need:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Some torn Romaine lettuce
  • Half a cooked chicken breast, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of mayo (add more if needed)
  • 1 Tablespoon raspberry honey mustard – Dijon or regular would probably work just fine
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet relish
  • Drizzle of maple syrup
  • Two sticks celery, chopped
  • Small handful of sliced almonds
  • Big handful of dried cranberries

Blend all these in a bowl together and spoon over the lettuce on the bread. Yum!


Turkey Apple Panini with Cheddar and Thyme


My apologizes for the unattractive food photo…it may not look drop-dead gorgeous, but it sure tasted good! To make this yummy autumnal combo you will need:

1. Good-quality sandwich bread (actually I’d recommend some simple focaccia or ciabatta, but sandwich bread worked in a pinch!)
2. Mayonnaise and a little maple mustard, blended
3. Turkey cold cuts
4. Slices of sharp cheddar
5. A pinch of fresh thyme
6. Thinly sliced apple

Remember to butter the outside of your bread if you are going to grill it in a panini press!