CC wanted to watch the Superbowl this year. She's 9. She's a girl. She doesn't like pink. And she loves the Pastrami Sandwiches I make for our Superbowl Dinner. The tradition first started before DD and I were married and has continued through all the years since (Almost 14 years now!) I can still remember when Q was a toddler sitting in her daddy's lap during the game and picking at his sandwich. Sometimes I even make it when we need a quick meal during the week.
CC LOVES these sandwiches. She is her daddy's daughter...a carnivore. Yet she is her mommy's daughter too. She loves salads too! But on the other hand, my pre-teen Q, won't ever admit to loving them. She still picks them apart like when she was little!
So they are wicked simple to make. If you want a quick dinner after work...these are perfect. Here are the ingredients: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
French or sour dough loaf of bread (one loaf makes two large sandwiches or 3 smaller ones)
red onion sliced thin
sliced provolone cheese
spicy brown mustard
These sandwiches are pretty filling. I think it's the bread that fills you up the most.
Slice the french/sour dough bread. If it's a really thick loaf I scoop out a bit of bread so the ingredients have a nice rounded spot to sit. Spread brown mustard on the bottom piece of bread. Pile on about 4-6 slices of pastrami. Put thin slices of red onion on top of the pastrami, then top with the provolone. One thick slice is good...two if the slices are thin or you just love cheese. Now top it off with the top slice of bread. Wrap it up in foil and pop into the oven for 15 minutes into a preheated 350 degree oven.
Since everyone seems to like their sandwich just a little bit different, one trick I learned is to write everyones name on the foil with a sharpee before you put them into the oven.