Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Make-your-own Italian sandwich bar

Entertaining doesn't have to be stressful for those who don't like, or have time, to cook. Last weekend, we hosted friends for lunch before a skate on the Rideau canal. Instead of cooking an elaborate meal, I picked up ingredients at a local gourmet deli for a build-your-own sandwich bar. Add a side of homemade or store-bought soup, garnished with fresh herbs, sliced green onion, croutons or a swirl of crème fraîche for a hearty winter meal.

If you end up with leftovers, check back in a few days for another meal idea to use up the odds and ends!


So what do you need? Here are some ideas to get you started....

{fresh baguette}

{pesto, grainy mustard, aioli}

{olives, onion, roasted pepper, marinated mushrooms, hot peppers, sundried tomatoes}

{provolone, tomatoes, arugula}

{proscuitto, turkey, capocollo}


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