Sandwiches can get so boring! They are definitely easy to throw together for a quick lunch, but slapping some toppings in between two slices of bread gets dull after a while. And if you have kids like mine, they start to seek out other lunch possibilities like bowls of cereal, ice cream, or a concoction that promises to cover the entire kitchen in mess by the time five minutes has passed. Even I was getting tired of sandwiches. And leftovers. But mostly sandwiches. I am going to show you the easiest way to make sandwiches exciting again. And it won’t take any extra time. I Promise. And you’ll love the herbed mayonnaise that we added as a special bonus!
Ingredients needed for Sandwiches on a Stick:
Bread (artisanal is best, but any thick sliced bread will work)
Castle Wood Reserve® Natural Cheese
- Natural Colby Jack Cheese
- Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Castle Wood Reserve® Meats
- Smoked Honey Turkey
- Angus Seasoned Roast Beef Top Round
For the Herbed Mayonnaise:
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. each Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Dill, dried
1 tsp. Parsley, dried
You can find meats and cheese from our sponsor, Castle Wood, in the deli aisle at Walmart. I really prefer them and my family raves about them. We also try to limit the unwanted extras in our foods and these meats and cheese have No MSG and are trans-fat free, gluten-free and all cheeses are rBST free. I love not having to worry about what I’m serving!
To make the Sandwiches on a Stick:
Start by cutting the bread into cubes.
Then, cut the cheese.
Well, maybe not.
Let’s slice the cheese into small squares instead. Okay?
(I have kids…there really is no hope of avoiding bad jokes…)
Then slice the meat into small chunks. I cut them into three pieces going lengthwise. It doesn’t matter how long they are because they will fold very easily when you are assembling the sandwich.
Then, remove the core from the iceberg lettuce. The stiffness of the inner leaves is perfect for these sandwiches.
Break the head of lettuce in half and then continue breaking it until you have bite-size chunks. You don’t need a lot, so you can save the rest for a salad.
Then, grab your bamboo skewers and layer the ingredients onto the stick. In true sandwich fashion we started and ended with bread.
But in-between is totally up to you.
Meat-lover? Pile the meat on!
Cheese-lover? Go ahead, add a few extra slices (remember, 9 tiny slices make up only 1 regular slice…)
The meat and lettuce fold very easily, so you can keep extra pieces from hanging off the side.
Next, make the herbed mayonnaise because it is the perfect dipping sauce for these sandwiches!
To make the Herbed Mayonnaise:
Mix together the 1/2 cup mayo, 1/4 tsp. each of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. dried dill and 1 tsp. dried parsley.
Even though these sandwiches on a stick have the exact same ingredients as a regular sandwich, my family thought they tasted amazing. Seriously.
They raved about them all afternoon!
I foresee lots of sandwiches on sticks in our future!!