Glazed Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts…with Strawberry-Rhubarb Chia Jelly.
Let’s eat lunch. And a good one too.
So far this week I have made us dinner, breakfast and dinner again. I think we all know what tomorrow is all about, so I figured lunch was in order.
Oh and a side note, I actually could not even remember the posts that went up this week. I had to take a look back through the site just to figure out what I have posted thus far. Either my memory sucks or I am making too many things. Pretty sure it is just that my brain is completely out of space to remember even what I was thinking five minutes ago. Too much stuff going on. BUT it’s all good stuff and I am excited. A little tired, but I am young, I can handle it. I’m just happy to have good things going on in my life.
Also, since I cannot remember basically anything these days, it means there are notes everywhere. Seriously, if I have a thought I write it down on the nearest piece of paper. And if there’s no paper to be found it ends up on my hand. And I know you are probably wondering why I do not just use my phone, but I am a pen and paper girl all the way. Plus, my phone just takes too long. Doesn’t work for me.
However, going through the scribble that I wrote down and trying to remember/understand what I was thinking then? Umm yeah, that’s hard.
Here is what I can seem to remember, California – the sunshine, food trucks, way too crowded streets, highways, the farmer’s markets and the fresh food.
Basically California has a little bit of everything, and their food scene is kind of epic. Mostly, I really miss the farmer’s markets all year round. The produce is just kind of awesome all the time.
This sandwich is a little bit of everything healthy + a little bit of splurge. And really the only splurge I mean is the potato chips and bacon. Cheese never counts as a splurge in my book.
I mean, that just not logical in my brain.
Here is the catch though. Well it is not really a catch, it’s just a little odd.
This sandwich was actually inspired by my youngest brother Red. Red doesn’t actually eat a lot, and by a lot I mean both the amount of food and the variety. So he’s picky and he’s the tiniest thirteen year old ever, which also makes snowboarding and getting enough speed to fly off the jumps like he does a little harder for him. I try to tell him that if he would just eat what I make he might put on some weight, but he is also stubborn… and he argues.
Oh but I do call Red the California boy because he kind of has that “look”. And he would kill me for saying that so we’ll just keep that comment between us, we already argue too much.
Anyway, one of a few things he does eat, is a turkey sandwich. Turkey, cheese and bread. Done.
But a couple of months ago he started asking me to put potato chips in his sandwiches. The first time he asked I was amazed, shocked and excited all at the same time. I mean, um that’s genius… and um, why is he trying something so odd? It was weird, but ever since that day he almost always has a turkey, cheese potato chip sandwich after snowboarding. He loves the salt and vinegar chips, but for this post I just used Kettle Potato Chips. Thinking about it now though, salt and vinegar would have been good too.
Obviously, due to the veggies and pesto, Red – and all the rest of my other brothers (besides Brendan), would not even come close to this sandwich. Even with the bacon they pretty much freaked over the sprouts.
I do feel I should tell you that I have never actually had a California Sandwich. So this is totally my interpretation of a Cali sandwich, but to me it screams California fresh.
It’s the picture perfect lunch, or dinner in my case. Either way, it is delicious!
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And that’s a good sandwich.
I’m Californian and this screams California to me! Excited to make it this weekend! 🙂
Thanks Shruti!! Hope it was delish!!
You say to only use half the ingredients and save the rest for the other bread?
What other bread?
You say to grab 2 pieces of bread only.
Sounds good enough to eat but wonder about where the “other” bread is?
This recipe make two sandwiches, so that is what I am referrring to when I say the other bread. Sorry for the confusion. Let me know if you have questions, thanks!
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Hands down the best grilled chicken ever! Best of all, i always have the ingredients available. I’ve been making a batch of the chicken every week for the past month.