sandwich love

This is what I had for lunch today.
And because I love you, I’m sharing the sandwich love.
You only have to promise to keep a couple of rules.

First rule: You must grill your chicken on the BBQ.
You can prepare it with a simple drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Then you must grill it perfectly.
If your husband is the only one who can achieve moist, cooked chicken
(because of your pink chicken paranoia),
then accept it and move on. Pay someone if you have to.
Do not eat dry chicken, I say!


Now add some vegetables. I’m not going to be strict about this.
Throw on whatever fits your fancy, but you can never go wrong with butter lettuce, tomato and avocado.


Now, here is rule #2: You must dress this sandwich with our special basil mayo.
Dave threw this together about a year ago and that’s when the love started.
It makes the sandwich, so flavorful and herb-alicious.

1/2 c mayo
a handful of basil leaves (15-20)
1 Tbsp. pine nuts
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Sorry for the estimated amounts. It is all I can get out of husband/culinary mastermind.

Whip this up in your mini food processor.
Otherwise chop it all up (excluding mayo) with a sharp knife until it is very fine, then whip in your mayo.
Spread this on your bread.


Now, I’m not going to be strict about the bread.
This was on a yummy parmesan herb bread from my grocery store.
I’ve had it on a roll, some hearty wheat bread or whatever is on hand.
And I have loved it all the same on every kind of bread.

I hope someone else enjoys this.
If you keep the rules, you will love it.
If you break the rules, then you’re on your own… just kidding!