Caesar club sandwich -- and a present!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thank you, dear blog friends, for the well wishes during my recent illness. A little lingering cough, but I'm feeling much better.

I'm always looking for suggestions from my family when I plan the week's menu, and my son, who is home from college this summer, asked me to make this Caesar club sandwich. I had forgotten all about it. So glad he reminded me, because it is delicious.


It is very simple, just chicken and bacon, lettuce and tomato, with a delicious homemade Caesar dressing, on a crusty baguette. The dressing is so good; whenever I make this I wonder why I don't make all my dressings from scratch. They are infinitely superior to the bottled versions.


Here's the dressing recipe . . . 

Caesar Dressing

1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise

This is a thick dressing, good for spreading on a sandwich. If you want a thinner dressing for a salad, I've found that adding about 1/3 cup olive oil  to the above recipe will do the trick. I had just two tiny slices of lemon left, so I made do with that. I used lots of parsley from my little herb garden on my deck. Just whirl everything together in a food processor.


Roast chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper (350 F for about 35 to 40 minutes) and cook the bacon. Slice your tomatoes and wash some greens, whatever you like; spinach, romaine, or arugula.



This tomato looks rather anemic; I can't wait until the garden tomatoes come in.

You can toast your baguette if you like.



Yummy!!

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While I was typing this post, the doorbell rang. A friend's husband hand-delivered this lovely and promising-looking present.


Do you think I possess the self-restraint to wait until my birthday? Dear Reader, I opened it.


Yay! A beautiful teapot! Thank you, dear friend! I will use this often! And it has the perfect "feel" to it for pouring, an important criterion, as well as being gorgeous!

And because she knows I've been sick, she sent me some restorative Vitamin C. Hey, it says it's made with orange juice, right? Yummy, I love these!


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19 comments :

  1. Yum! Dressing sounds good, and the sandwich looks great. So does your new profile picture, by the way!
    Glad you're feeling better.
    Rita

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  2. The sandwich looks yummy. The deli at our grocery store sells a chicken caesar club wrap which I have purchased on more than one occasion.
    A lovely surprise gift and the teapot is pretty. Enjoy your tea from it!

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  3. Oh does that look delicious - and me sitting here starving right now! Even the baguette with nothing at all looks great. :-)

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  4. Wow Deborah that sandwich you made for your son looks so good! Isn't he lucky! I'm so glad that you are feeling better and how nice to receive the pretty tea pot for your birthday! Enjoy.
    Julie

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  5. Your sandwich looks fantastic, Deborah - and the orange slices look good too - I love those! :)

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  6. Lovely teapot and happy birthday!
    Vitamin C and Garlic are great for fighting off nasty bugs....glad to hear that you are on the mend.

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  7. That club sandwich looks delicious...no wonder he requested it ! :) Yum!

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  8. Hi Deborah,

    Your Caesar club sandwich looks delicious. Something different for a change. Thanks for sharing the recipe and enjoy that gorgeous rose teapot!

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  9. Hi Deborah, Sure hope you are feeling better and your gift was such a gorgeous lift I am sure. This teapot is beautiful. Yummy orange slices make it perfect!!

    Thank you for sharing the sandwich recipe. It looks so delicious. I have to use gluten free bread now but I know I can adapt this to your recipe.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs

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  10. Ok ... 2nd try ... I'm glad you're feeling more yourself again. The gift of a beautiful teapot (what a good friend!) must've made you feel even better. I'm not sure if I completely missed the boat here, but Happy Birthday! I'm somewhat behind in blogs these days, but am catching up with yours at least. The club sandwich sounds and looks delicious. I'll have to make a note of your Caesar dressing as we make a lot Caesar salads (chicken Caesar salads to be precise). Enjoy the rest of the day, and have a wonderful weekend. Wendy x

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  11. Yummmm....I'm so glad I just had lunch, because you're post looks awesome! Thanks for dropping by.
    Hve a wonderful FD's weekend.
    FABBY

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  12. First of all, that sandwich is mouthwatering...it's calling to me right now ^_^

    I love the Caesar dressing...quick and no raw egg! Yum!

    As for the teapot, how lovely :) ...what a sweet present. Happy Birthday to you.

    Stopping by from Foodie Friends. Have a lovely weekend ahead.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

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  13. The sandwich looks fabulous, Deborah... yum! What a sweet birthday teapot from your friend. You'll think of her each time you use it.

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  14. Hello Deborah. I did not know you were not feeling well. I hope you are better by now. What a very thoughtful gift from your friend. Those are gifts from the heart. That chicken sandwich looks amazing. It is making me so hungry right now. Thanks for visiting. I do appreciate it.

    Janet

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  15. Yummy!! What a sandwich! And thanks for that dressing recipe. I'll show this to my hubby (our home cook) and maybe we'll have it too. So glad you are feeling better, Deborah!

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  16. Hi Deborah,
    Your Caesar Club Sandwich looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Deborah, the club sandwich looks delicious! Can't wait to try it with your homemade dressing. The teapot is such a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Forgot to tell you that I am featuring you today Deborah.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. I love Caesar salad dressing but haven't thought about putting it on a sandwich. Great idea!
    Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy Friday and have a fantastic weekend.
    A

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