Seasonal Sundays (Week 25) Summer Sandwiches

If summer is passing in the blur of time, would a good sandwich somehow slow things down, just a minute? Today I'm sharing seven homestyle recipes for supper sandwich inspiration. Grab a loaf and let's take a look ...

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So hey! How did this happen? Suddenly, it's the middle of May. Right. May. What????? You say it's already past the middle of June? No way! Calendar check, please! Wait!! Aw noooo. You are right. And day after tomorrow is what, Thanksgiving?


Does anyone else remember the exact moment when the passage of time became real? The year I turned nine, the neighbor girl (our favorite babysitter) was getting married! Such excitement, especially since my baby sister would be the flower girl. But ohhhh, it was soooo far away, all the way from Christmas until July. But then? Suddenly there we all were in the front yard in new dresses, taking pictures before the wedding. All those months between? Gone.

Happy Father's Day to all, the fathers, the grandfathers, the uncles, the kind man next door, all those who father us in their own ways imperfect, human ways. May the moments pass in slow motion, not in the blur of time ...

About the Photo By Popular Request, a Little Insight into the Top Image: I love photos that tell a story. And at least in my mind's eye, you can see three generations here, a grandfather, a son and three grandsons, the kids getting an early casting lesson. There are no fishing rods in sight, no cane poles but perhaps from the stances, the attention, the water in the background, you see this story too? It's one of my all-time favorite shots. Funny. At least four are of dads / granddads with kids / grands ...

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Easy Summer Recipes ♥, a collection of easy-to-remember and memorable recipes especially for summer. Less cookin'. More livin'. It's the summer's motto!

SEASONAL INSPIRATION: Quick Sandwich Inspiration

Fried Bread, for the best toast ever ♥ How to toast bread without a toaster, crisp and golden.

Soft Sandwich Rolls (NOLA-Style French Rolls) ♥, soft insides with crispy crust perfect for sandwiches of all shapes and sizes, even from the same batch.

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches ♥, simple, fresh, useful. WW Friendly. High Protein.

Simple Egg Salad ♥, classic with a twist, perfect for make-ahead sandwiches.

Kalamata Tuna Salad Bok Choy Wraps ♥, tuna salad made with olives wrapped in peppery bok choy leaves. Weight Watchers Friendly. LowCarb. Naturally Gluten Free. Paleo. Whole30 Friendly.

A BATTLE Sandwich, it's a BLT on Steroids ♥ Fresh & Casual. A Summer Family Tradition. Easy to Make, Worth a Celebration.

Greek Chicken Dagwood Sandwiches ♥, easy summer sandwiches with rotisserie chicken, a cucumber and feta tzatziki, roasted pepper, more feta, fresh arugula, summer tomato.

A collection of Easy Sandwich Recipes ♥ Breads, Fillings, Toppings & More.
  • THE COLLECTION Sandwich Recipes for quick lunches, suppers, even snacks.
  • AND ANOTHER Burger Recipes for everybody's favorite sandwich, meaty and plant-based both.

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Wondering about a recipe from the last while? Check Recent Recipes from Kitchen Parade and Recent Vegetable Recipes from A Veggie Venture.

Strawberry Vinaigrette with Chipotle, another easy, innovative salad dressing made from scratch with fresh berries ♥ Perfect for summer salads. Vegan. Ten-Minute Prep.


How to Make Swedish Rye Bread in a Bread Machine or By Hand ♥, the traditional recipe, slightly sweet, bright with orange, anise and caraway. Recipes, many insider tips, nutrition and Weight Watchers points included.
  • SHE LIKES IT! "I used my bread machine .... but just let it make the dough, then kneaded, split in two loaves. Still perfect!" ~Caryl on Pinterest
  • THE RECIPE Swedish Rye Bread Slightly sweet, densely delicious. (PIN This)

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Looking Ahead ...

A collection of recipes especially for Juneteenth ♥
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A collection of recipes for Midsummer celebrations ♥
  • THE COLLECTION Midsummer An especially personal collection of recipes, many from the time I lived in Finland.

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