I don't know about any one else, but after I had both girls there were specific things I wanted to eat.
And I wanted to eat it all. the. time.
After delivering Blythe all I wanted was my mom's chicken salad on croissants. And she delivered.
After Becks Brent made a Fazzoli's run and got me a turkey basil submarino. From that point forward, all I wanted to eat was a Fazzoli's turkey basil Submarino.
That was all well and good while we were still at the hospital, but once we traveled the 30+ miles home my craving was met with disappointment. [Well, not really disappointment as we had so many awesome meals brought to us. I am still amazed at people's generosity and cooking abilities.]
But I wanted me some Submarino.
The funny thing is, ask me what meat I want on a sandwich and I will never say turkey.
Ask me if I want big slices of tomato on my sandwich and I will say, "No, thank you."
But together? On this sandwich? It's a food marriage you don't want to miss.
Fast forward a few months when I was no longer a walking zombie after just having a baby, and the sandwich still sounded incredible. So off to Fazzoli's we went one day after church. Though this time I savored every bite, and dissected the sandwich to see how I could go about making it.
[I have since found a recipe online, and this sandwich has provolone and ranch, but I like the way I started making it so I'm sticking with it.]
So if you are about to have a baby, or just like a good sandwich and don't want to go out tonight, whip these puppies up [Brent and I eat these about twice a week now. Twice a week! Did you hear that? Those were angels singing. If you live in a small town with no fast food you understand].
Sliced deli Turkey
Roma Tomatoes, thinly sliced
some type of "crusty" bread-- Ciabatta works well
if you know me, you know that when I create recipes I don't really measure
1. Combine 3-4 spoonfuls of mayonnaise and 1-2 spoonfuls of pesto [depending on how strong you like the pesto flavor. Side note: my sister does NOT like mayonnaise but really liked this sandwich. You could easily sub Ranch I guess, since apparently that's what the real deal is made with]
In my opinion, the thicker the better. This is why I don't ever measure, I just make a random amount and use it all until it's gone.
3. Place your sliced tomatoes on top. I slice mine very thin, but if you love tomatoes leave them thicker.
4. Place several slices of turkey and then mozzarella cheese on top. [Sliced or fresh mozzarella would work better than shredded, but that's all I had on hand this time].
7. Let your mouth water in anticipation. Eat. And then promptly repeat steps 1-6 because you'll want another one.
I have served these with chips and fruit, or with pasta, or green beans…or whatever you want because it is a SANDWICH and everything goes with a sandwich?! Right?!
For real. We love this sandwich.