Monday, Monday….

I’ve had the Monday, Monday song stuck in my head all morning. Maybe I’ll pass it on to someone else.

I hope everyone is loving the warm weather and in the same boat as me. I abhor cooking in the summer. I try to stick with one day a week and get all my bread made and anything else I can think of. I’m used to having an air conditioner because it’s not fun to be without when it is 90+ and 100% humidity. We’re getting accustomed to the use of fans. Of course, the recipe I’m giving you uses the oven, but only for 10 minutes. This is worth the little bit of heat for the yumminess.

I thought I’d share a favorite sandwich recipe which does involve 10 minutes in the oven. We love these and they are very filling.

Veggie Melt

3-4 cups sauteed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, onion, peppers, etc.) – chop them into small bite size pieces once cooked

Mozzerella, provolone, swiss, chedder or anything your family loves (we use swiss or provolone or what we have on hand)

Pesto sauce (make your own or buy a jar)

8 slices of bread – I prefer panini, but we’ve used italian, rosemary, wheat and sourdough.

Tomatoes thinly sliced

Olive Oil

2 cookie sheets

Directions: Turn oven on to 350. After you have sauteed the veggies and cut them in bite size pieces, separate them into 4 servings (approx. 1/2 – 3/4 cup). Put a thin layer of olive oil on a cookie sheet and place four slices of bread on the cookie sheet. Place one slice of whichever cheese you like best on each slice of bread. Put the veggies on top of the cheese and then put a slice or two of tomato on veggies. Before putting on the last slice of bread, spread on a little bit of pesto sauce or a lot depending on how much you like. Put the last slice of bread pesto sauce side down on the sandwich. Take your other cookie sheet and put a little bit of olive oil on the underside. YES, the underside…the bottom. Now put that on top of the sandwiches and push down like you are trying to stack your cookie sheets. (This is your own little sandwich maker using two cookie sheets.) Put the contraption in the oven for 10 mins. Pull them out and enjoy your nice summer veggie melt with a glass of lemonade and some pita chips or a yummy spinach salad.

Happy Sandwich making ~ Joy Gleason


3 Responses to “Monday, Monday….”

  1. Donna Michell Says:

    Who is posting this week?

  2. Lori Says:

    mmm, this sounds really good, Joy!

  3. Ginger Johnson Says:


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