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BTA Turkey Sandwich

Posted by Caveman Cooking on January 21, 2010

No, BTA doesn’t stand for Bacon, Tomato, Avocado. Though, the latter two are part of this sub sandwich. Rather, it stands for Better Than Average … which it is! 😉


1/4 Pound Sliced Turkey
1-2 Slices of Cheese
1/4 Avocado, ripened
1 Lettuce Leaf
2-3 Slices of Tomato
1-2 Slices of Sweet Onion, shaved
1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise (or other condiments)
1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp. World Spice Merchants Italian Herbs or TSS Italian Herbs & Cheese
1 Sandwich Roll


Slice your roll lengthwise, making sure not to cut all the way through the crust on one side.
HINT #1: Believe it or not, the choice of roll is one of the most important steps in making this sandwich rock. Fortunately, our local market has a bakery that makes incredible sub rolls.
Spread your condiments evenly on both halves of the roll. I use lite-mayo to try and make it a little healthier. But, you can use regular mayo, pesto-mayo, mustard, 1000 Island, etc., or any combination thereof.
On the bottom half of the roll evenly place your turkey slices. Then add your cheese slices.
NOTE: I usually use Swiss Cheese, but we were out of everything except for the kids’ String Cheese. So, I just pulled it apart and used that. Any of your favorite hard or semi-hard cheeses will work well.
Next, add your lettuce leaf, tomato slices and shaved onion. On the top half of the roll lay your avocado slices. Sprinkle the Italian herbs over the sandwich. Then, drizzle your oil and vinegar over the sandwich.

I also like to add pickle slices to my sandwich (not pictured because I forgot them until just before my first bite, and I was too lazy and hungry to re-shoot it ;)). You can also throw any of your other favorite veggies on there including cucumbers, mushrooms, peppers (marinated Red Peppers work really well), etc. Be creative … a sandwich is only limited by your imagination!
Enjoy with some chips, pasta salad, side salad, mac salad, etc. Served here with Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips (again, trying to be a little healthier).
HINT #2: To make closing this sandwich up easier, and to be able to slice it easily, take a large sharp knife and lay it against the ingredients on the bottom half of the sandwich firmly enough to hold everything in place without squishing them. Simultaneously, fold the top half over the knife, and then smoothly slide the knife out of the sandwich.

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cook Time = n/a
Serves 1

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Freezer Food Fest #7

Posted by Caveman Cooking on January 7, 2010

It’s official! We’re moving!! So, I have been given a “request” by the Cavewoman to empty the freezer before we hit the road. The pressure is on!

After spending the afternoon in Rancho Cucamonga with the Caveboy and Cavemom cashing in my Holiday gift from my mother, a Bass Pro Shops shopping spree, there wasn’t much time to cook when we got home. Plus, my son and I were still pretty full from our lunch at the Yard House.
By the way, if you haven’t stopped by one of the Yard House locations around the country, you might want to try it. Besides hundreds of on-tap beer selections, available in yard and half yard glasses of course, there is a wide ranging food menu filled with some very delectable choices. While I opted for a very tasty Shrimp & Vegetable Rice Bowl for my main course, we decided to start things out by splitting a Hawaiian Tuna Poke Stack – marinated fresh ahi stacked with crispy wontons, carrots, bean sprouts, avocado and wasabi soy sauce. Unfortunately, my phone camera doesn’t really do this dish justice. But, suffice it to say, I will definitely order this appetizer again … SOON! 😉
Eventually, though, we all started jonesing for some din-din. After a quick search and rescue mission into the icy hold I came up with a few Poppa Mike’s Gnarly Burgers that had previously been tossed into frigid the chamber for a later date. That date was today!
I just threw them, frozen solid, onto a hot grill. About 12 minutes later we were munching some tasty burgers adorned with some left over bacon from Freezer Food Fest #6, some incredibly creamy avocado fresh from my in-laws tree, and some store bought lettuce, tomato, and onion. And, it was gooooood!
I’m starting to feel like this frozen food quest is starting to make a dent in the load of frigid edibles we have amassed. I can actually see to the back of the freezer in some spots! Perhaps I will indeed accomplish this challenge … we’ll see. 😉

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