Turkey, Bacon + Avocado-Lime Sandwich
This week, last year, we took C to her first trip to Disney World. We were still a family of three (with lil' bro snug as a bug in my belly!). Here we are before the character breakfast at the Polynesian Resort. So fun!!
Disney world and 2-year-olds is priceless.
I grew up in Florida, so Disney was a place I went to with my family and friends a lot. So when I brought C, I was filled with happy tears the entire time (and I would have been this way even if I wasn't pregnant!) because there's nothing better than watching the love of Disney through your child's eyes.
The other amazing thing about Disney is the food. OMGOSH!! Seriously...it's the best!
I was fortunate to have parents who took me to many, many restaurants (Disney and non-Disney) while I was growing up.
We weren't the buffet kinda family.
We were the family that, during the day on our vacation, would stop at the restaurant we were to eat at that night to check out the menu and then go back to our hotel room early to relax, shower and put on our best dressed outfit for the evening.
I'm grateful my parents brought me up this way because I know this is part of the reason why I love food so much and also why I love taking time to slow down and relax while on vacation. :)
Well, this time, while at Disney AND being pregnant, I was CRAVING food when we got back to the Animal Kingdom Lodge (I mean, what pregnant woman has cravings...and food cravings to be exact, right!?!? ;) ) after being out and about in the morning.
So we ordered room service. Aww yeah!! A pregnant mama's dream!!
I LOVE sandwiches. And, I'm talkin' sandwiches with a-maz-ing bread and lots of yummy goodness filled in between.
So when I saw the turkey, bacon + avocado sandwich listed on the menu, I immediately yelled out to my hubs that this is the one I want!
And, boy,did I pick right!It was DELISH!! ( I owe this to lil' bro because he was the one who was ordering all the food I ate while pregnant with him for 9 months...I pretty much had NO say! ;) )
It was SO good that the hubs and I have been trying to recreate it since we got back last year. Um, yes, I did say the hubs and I because he had some of it too and liked it as well.
Mine definitely tastes YUMMY!! But, I'm pretty sure the one at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is way better...I mean, really, who can top Disney!? :)
I can't remember the EXACT recipe I had there, so I switched things up a bit with mine.
I'm sure that they used fresh carved turkey, because it was thick. I used Applegate Farms oven roasted turkey deli meat for mine.
I smashed up the avocado with some olive oil and fresh lime juice. I'm pretty sure the lodge just had avocado slices on theirs.
Cooked up the bacon slices and cut up tomato, cucumber, red onion and grabbed a handful of dark leafy spring greens.
I used sourdough bread from the local grocery store bakery, which, I have no idea what bread was used at Disney, but it was GOOD! :)
And then added some mustard and mayo.
SO FREAKIN' GOOD and SO FREAKIN' EASY! :)
The crispness of the bacon and the bread, the creaminess of the avocado and the freshness of the veggies and turkey...divine!!
So, if you're looking to spice up your sandwich menu, then this one just might do it!
And, remember, you can switch it up to your liking, too. That's what I love about sandwiches!! They're great to make any way you'd like!
Oh, and yeah, I'm totally BEGGING my hubs to take us to Disney again this year!! I just LOVE it there!!! ;)
So, tell me...
Ever been on vacation or out at a restaurant and ate something that you absolutely LOVED and then recreated it at home? :)
Turkey, Bacon + Avocado-Lime Sandwich
2 slices, bread (I used sourdough)
2 slices turkey breast, deli or freshly carved
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon mustard
1 slice, bacon (cooked up before making sandwich)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon lime juice
4 slices, red onion
2 slices, tomato
2 slices, cucumber
1 hand full, dark leafy greens of choice
1. Cook bacon to your liking. I like mine soft and chewy, so about 5 minutes on each side. My hubs like it's hard and crunchy, so cook a few minutes longer...6 to 8 minutes on each side.
2. While bacon is cooking place 1/2 avocado, olive oil and fresh lime juice in a bowl and mash up...it can be chunky or smooth, depends on how you like it.
3. Place bacon on paper towel to cool off.
4. Slice tomato, cucumber and red onion.
5. Toast bread. Again, you can go lightly toasted (like I do!) or have it darkly toasted, like my hubs!
6. Place mayo and mustard on each slice.
7. On bottom slice, add avocado-lime mixture. Then add turkey, dark leafy greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion and bacon. Place slice of sourdough on top.
8. Place on your favorite serving dish.
9. Turn off all distractions, sit down by yourself or with your kids, family and/or friends, take a few deep breaths, say how much gratitude and LOVE you have for your food, your family, your life and DIG IN, slowly and savor the deliciousness!
Variations: Use your favorite bread, your favorite greens, your favorite vegetables. Add your favorite cheese. The sky is the limit!
Until next time..
Life IS what you love...SAVOR it!