Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Top Two on a Tasty Tuesday: Summer Sandwiches

It’s time for today’s

Top Two!

 This edition features last night’s sandwich duo: one ultra quick but surprisingly yummy chicken panini and a delectable homemade ice cream treat.

1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich:


For each sandwich, you will need

one grilled chicken breast

ciabatta roll

slices of extra sharp cheddar (we love Cabot’s)

fresh basil leaves (definitely not optional)

sliced tomato (optional: DDs both passed on this)

and the surprise: shredded cabbage  (Don’t be shocked; it holds up well for grilling and adds flavor and crunch.)

On both halves of the roll, layer cheese slices. Top with other ingredients and grill on your panini maker, George Foreman, or whatever you’ve got until warmed through with gooey, melty cheese.

2. Ice Cream Sandwiches:


Prepare Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies (from the Cookies! Cookie Lover’s Collection cookbook)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts (opt)

Preheat oven to 375* Combine sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla.  Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well-blended.  Add dry ingredients and beat on low until soft dough forms.  Stir in chips and nuts.   Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool one minute before removing from baking sheets.

For ice cream sandwiches, put a small scoop of your favorite ice cream between two cooled cookies.  Freeze until firm.


Be blessed today!


Linking up with Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday,  Tuesday Tastes.   Tuesdays at the Table



  1. My family would be really happy if I made either one of those!

  2. Ooooooh, they both sound so good! I will be trying these soon!

  3. you got me hungry looks like good old homemade food to me

  4. Those ice cream sandwiches look amazing- a perfect accompaniment to the yummy summer panini! The farm families who own Cabot appreciate the Cabot mention! Thanks for sharing the recipes :)

  5. Love both sandwiches. I'll bet I know which my kids would prefer! Found you at Crazy daisy!