Covered Dish Supper at church -- hmm, what to make? Our elderly church members have an annual Soup and Sandwich lunch in the middle of each January. What a great idea! This is a perfect comfort meal for the middle of a cold winter.
Adam makes the soup around here, so I was left with the sandwich decision. Grilled cheese? PBJ? Ham & cheese? Then it occurred to me: Cucumber sandwiches.
At our church? Would the little old men eat them? Do their pinkies go high enough for that?
I glanced at the recipe here, called "Best Cucumber Sandwiches." When I went back during the cooking to refresh my memory on the ingredients, Firefox wouldn't open (ARGH!), so I was left to my memory.
I used regular honey-wheat sandwich bread, with the edges cut off. Here's the spread, as I ended up making it:
*8 oz softened cream cheese
*about 1/3 cup mayo (Real Kraft and nothing else!)
*a dash of garlic powder (That was ALL we had left! We had 2 bottles of it just a week ago? How did we use 2 bottles of garlic powder?)
*a dash of garlic/lemon Mrs. Dash
*some salt, since it didn't have any
*some basil, to make it more speckled
*about 1/4 tsp of lemon juice. At this point I was just being creative. If it tasted horrible, I'd just make sure nobody knew they were MY sandwiches.
Adam made his potato soup. It's delicious and smooth as silk.
So, what did the little old guys and their dainty pinkies think of my sandwiches? The first time I looked back at the buffet table, my sandwiches were all gone. Poof!