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Today's lunch mission had to be quick and easy.  After an early morning at the ballet studio, I'm tired and knew we still had a few errands to run.  This is the weekend my husband is to install a new water faucet to replace our old one that is dripping.  It's driving me crazy to see water drip out of that thing because I know it's wasteful! 

With that in mind, I decided a quick hot sandwich would do the trick.  Back in May, I met my husband downtown and we had a "lunch date".  We decided to go to a local little hole in the wall deli and I had an incredible hot turkey sandwich that I couldn't stop thinking about.  The only problem was, the sandwich cost almost $8 for one!  Yikes.  Way too much to do on a regular basis, so I decided I'd have to do my best to create my own version of this wonderful sandwich if I was going to have it again any time soon.  The rest is history. 

Here's what you'll need:

Hot Turkey Sandwich w/cranberry mayo on sourdough

1 lb smoked turkey
1 loaf sour dough bread (I used a fresh baked kind I found at Meijer)
1 block Havarti cheese ( I was thrilled to find this at Aldi for $2.99)
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1/3 cup mayo (I use the fat-free kind)
Butter or margarine for bread (optional - I used sprayable butter to mist my bread)

Slice the cheese and bread to desired thickness.  Havarti cheese is a soft cheese so be careful. 

Combine mayo and cranberry sauce in a food processor (or blender)

Puree until it reaches desired consistency.  I like mine to have small bits, but not huge chunks of cranberries.

Apply butter to outside of bread.  Spread inside layer with a tablespoon (or more if you like) of cranberry mayo.  Layer turkey and cheese on other slice of bread.

Assemble sandwich and place on panini grill.  If you do not have a panini grill, you can place sandwich on a non-stick pan or outdoor grill if desired.

Grill until nicely golden brown and cheese is melted.


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    Hi, I'm Cindy and I'm on a mission.  As a mother of two in a less than thriving economy, I'm on a mission to get organized to make my life a little easier while also saving money. Join me on my journey to having an organized life.


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