Over a Cup of Coffee: Making a sandwich

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People make all kinds of sandwiches. Years ago, when our boys were small, my husband Lyle mixed up mashed bananas and peanut butter and made sandwiches for them. I’ve heard of onion sandwiches, and our son Jamie puts potato chips in his bologna sandwiches.

Diane Prather

Diane Prather's columns appear in the Craig Daily Press and Saturday Morning Press. You can call her at 824-8809.

Yesterday, I made one of our favorite sandwiches. I roasted beef, sliced the meat when it was nearly done, and let it simmer in broth until the meat was real tender. Then I put the meat on a plate to let the juice run off. I sliced some French steak rolls, buttered both sides of the rolls and added sliced beef. On top of that I put quite a few jalapeno peppers and topped them with sliced American cheese. (I made some without the jalapeno peppers because I’m not fond of “hot” peppers.)

I wrapped each sandwich tightly in aluminum foil, put all of the sandwiches on a cookie sheet and popped them in a 300-degree oven for about 10 minutes, until the cheese melted.

This is a good way to use roast beef, and we enjoy the sandwiches. I think a person could probably use ham and cheese, too, but I’ve never tried it. Our family also likes sandwiches made with ground ham (or another meat). Another way to use leftover meat is to make a club sandwich.

What is your favorite sandwich? If you have a recipe you would like to share, send it to P.O. Box 415, Craig, CO 81626 or call 970-824-8809.

Ground ham sandwiches

Leftover ham, canned luncheon meat, bologna, or roast beef (any amount desired)

Hard boiled eggs (depends on family taste)

Pickles, sweet or sour (depends on family taste)

Miracle Whip or mayonnaise

Salt to taste

Peel the eggs. Cut meat into small chunks. Put eggs, meat and pickles in a grinder. (Pickle juice is good in the mixture, too.) Put everything together in a bowl. Mix with your choice of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise. Add salt to taste. Put on sandwiches or add to a lettuce salad mixture.

Club sandwich

Sliced chicken or ham

2 slices on bacon (per sandwich)

Lettuce leaves

Sliced tomato

Miracle Whip or mayonnaise


3 slices of bread (per sandwich)

First, fry the bacon until crisp. Lightly toast three slices of bread. Butter one slice on one side. Top it with the chicken or ham. Add the sandwich spread of your choice. Butter the second piece of toast on both sides. Cover the meat layer. Add a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, and the bacon. Butter one side of the third piece of toast. Put the butter side down on the lettuce layer. Cut the sandwich into halves or fourths. Secure with toothpicks. This will make one sandwich. Repeat process for other sandwiches. Vary the ingredients as desired.

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