Dinner · summertime

Make One Sandwich – Feed the Whole Family

Do you remember Dagwood and his infamous sandwiches?

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They were stacked a mile high and secured with a toothpick.  Ever since his infamous concoctions, Americans have packed bread with all kinds of meats and cheeses in similar fashion.

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Another sandwich closely linked to it is the Sub Sandwich.  Instead of being piled high, it’s stuffed into a long loaf of bread.  One long loaf easily feeds a family!

Last night at church we had a sandwich fellowship time and I decided to make a sub sandwich, inspired by an old Kraft Cookbook of mine.  I am calling mine the Grand Slam Sub Sandwich in honor of it being summer, and also a real “hit” as a crowd pleaser!  There is one little addition that is unusual – it’s coleslaw!  It keeps the sandwich creamy and makes it stand out from a regular sandwich!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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French Bread Loaf
Deli Meats
Cheese slices
Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices
Any other veggies you’d like – Onions, peppers, cucumbers, etc.
Coleslaw – **You could buy it pre-made in the deli if you don’t have time to make your own.  I bought and cabbage and shredded it in my food processor and then made this dressing.

To make the sandwich: 
Split the French bread in half and butter both sides.  Layer on:
Lettuce, meats, cheese, tomatoes, vegetables, coleslaw.

This is a great summer supper to fix on those nights when it’s too hot to cook! Who do you know that would love a Grand Slam Sub Sandwich for supper this week? Why not fix one and invite them over!  Your kitchen won’t heat up, but the appetites will!

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With love from my country kitchen,

denise a

7 thoughts on “Make One Sandwich – Feed the Whole Family

    1. The butter just keeps the bread moist and flavorful in my opinion. As was mentioned, keeping the moisture off of the bread is important. I failed to say that I drained my coleslaw so that it wasn’t super moist. I don’t like soggy bread!

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  1. I love this idea! Will definitely be trying this recipe 😊 I teach piano and am always looking for quick, easy dinner ideas for those nights that I teach. This will be perfect for that in addition to not heating up the kitchen and being something my husband and I both like! Also so convenient for having people over – already have a few families in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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