“Silly sandwiches” is What’s for Dinner

Tonight’s dinner is a family favorite.  It was about six months ago that I was trying to come up with something good and easy for dinner on one of those weeks where I hadn’t really gone grocery shopping and there was no real plan. {yes, those do happen occasionally}  I looked around and I had bread and banana and peanut butter so I said to my girls “who wants a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich” and one of them said that is silly and such the “silly sandwich” was born.

Tonight’s choices were either peanut butter and banana or apple and cheese.  The girls had grilled peanut butter and banana and Mike and I had grilled apple and cheese.  I have recently been introduced to Alpine Valley Bread.  I love that there are few ingredients, almost all organic and non-GMO.  The other thing I love is that the sugar content is pretty low for bread.  The Multi Grain Omega 3 was the base for our sandwiches.  I used Kirklands Organic Peanut Butter (peanuts and salt, you can’t get much better than that) and an organic banana for the girls.  {I have found that Trader Joes has the best price around for organic bananas, .29 per banana} For our sandwiches I thinly sliced an organic gala apple {bag from Whole Foods from the January 4th shopping trip} and some havarti cheese from Trader Joes.  I used some coconut oil on the bread as the grilling agent.  I am not opposed to butter, in fact I love Kerry Gold Butter, but on this sweeter type of sandwich the coconut oil works better.  I also sprinkled some cinnamon on the bread.  I had some avocado and cherry tomatoes sitting around so I sliced those up for a nice little side with some salt and pepper.

This meal received, a not surprising at all, 4 thumbs up.  The interesting thing about this meal is that one of my girls WILL NOT eat a grilled cheese sandwich if her life depended on it, but loves grilled “silly sandwiches”.  Go figure.  So the moral of the story is, put something “silly” on a sandwich and grill it for those picky eaters.

Until next time,



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