These Sandwiches are All You’ve Ever Needed

Do you ever have one of those weeks where down is up and up is down and you don’t even know how you made it to Friday?  You find yourself asking questions like, did I walk the plants?  Did I fertilize the children?  Did I water the dog?  Well, then, if this describes you, these recipes are for you. They require little time, little talent, but fill a big appetite.

PS: We’re not saying you’re not talented.  That’s the draining workweek talking, not us.

First up at bat is the egg salad croissant!

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Grocery List
12 hard boil eggs
1 1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1 cup of mayo
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon grey poupon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon dillweed ( you can use fresh, none on hand today stores were out!)

Directions: Hard boil your eggs. Let cool and peel. After eggs are peeled dice your eggs. We used an egg cutter and cut both ways. Place cut eggs in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix ingredients until mixed thoroughly and place egg salad in refrigerator until chilled.

Disclaimers: 1)If you would like a sweeter egg salad add more honey! 2) If you are not a celery fan when you are mixing up the ingredients don’t add as much mayonaise! 3) If you cut this recipe in half its enough for about two people with a little left over.

To assemble the sandwich:
Place romaine lettuce leaf on bottom of croissant. Add as much egg salad to your liking! Top with fresh tomato slices and avocado slices. Salt and pepper the tomatoes and avocado slices. Place top of croissant back on sandwich! Eat and enjoy!

In the batter’s box is a gyro-inspired “BLT” adapted from and inspired from Tasty Kitchen!  Okay, this is more than just a BLT, but the sandwich does include bacon, lettuce, and tomato.  After all, it’s cucumber season, and if you live in the Midwest and planted cucumbers, you have them growing out of your ears, and you can’t pay your neighbors to take some off your hands because they have the same issue.

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Grocery List:

1 whole cucumber, diced
1 container 8oz Greek yogurt
½ whole red onion, diced
2 dashes white wine vinegar
½ teaspoons fresh dill
½ teaspoons kosher salt
Deli meat of your choice
Cheese of your choice, Feta would be exceptional
Bacon
Romaine
Tomatoes
Kosher Salt

Directions:
Finely dice 1/2 or more of the cucumber and combine with yogurt, 1/4 or more of the red onion finely diced, vinegar, and all remaining seasonings. You can make this sauce ahead of time, but be warned, it will get watery with the cucumbers so do so at your own risk.  Toast up some bread, layer romaine, deli, bacon, tomatoes, sauce, and cheese.  Do note, you can layer in any order your heart desires.  We are but mere mortals, and do the best we can in barking out suggestions.

You can add more or less of the onions and cucumber, just go by what you like in a Tzatziki sauce!  If you’re new to the Tzatziki world, first off, welcome aboard, it’s a wonderful world.  Secondly, start with smaller measurements and work up.  Sometimes red onions are intimidating.  We’re here for you.

So, like, we told you this week was upside down.  Very little beer was consumed, however, a swap is in the works with A Pint of Hoppiness!  We’re excited!  West Coast beer, we can’t wait to meet you!  Click here to follow along on this husband and wife’s beerventure!  We can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us, Mike and Sara!

So little beer was consumed in fact, crafty projects ensued.  Sadly, we’re really not talking crafty as in craft beer. Not a crafty beer project.  Uhh, come again?  We don’t craft, and we crafted.  We blame that blue moon occurrence.

Without further adieu, Suzi’s easy DIY!

Get canvas and cover with your favorite fabric!
I had some old canvas painting in the basement that I took off the walls a long time ago and decided instead of getting rid of them I would cover them with fabric. I chose a fabric that had a little bit of texture.  All you need is canvas, fabric to fit the canvas and a staple gun! Here are my results! I put this on my kitchen wall by our table. I have been really into neutrals lately. Grays, gray-browns, creams and browns. You can also add gold/ silver into that which is my next mission!
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The Brains and I recently went to the home show and got some remodel ideas for the winter. We have been wanting to rip out our carpet in our living room / hallway for awhile now and finally found a floor color we both love.  This color is not too dark and not too light. In between a grey and a brown. We would put this in our kitchen/ hallway/living room. I think the same type of flooring will make the rooms flow better not be so choppy looking and more fresh and clean looking. This flooring is engineered hardwood but we are looking for a wide plank laminate version since we have two small dogs. Also looking to rip out all the builders honey oak out of the main areas when we redo the floor. We were thinking of using MDF primed base to replace the trim. Its about $10.00 dollars for an 8 foot board. We really liked the look of this trim. Wish us luck!

While The Brains and The Brunette homeshowed, The Gent and I wallowed in our gutted kitchen, but hey, the old chimney kind of rocks our world.

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Everyone take a knee and say a prayer for us all, for we know not what we’re getting ourselves into.
S|S

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