Rise & Shine Sioux Falls!
Yes, you read that right. Sioux Falls. Oh…what? I forgot to mention that in my post on Sunday!? Yes, I am also helping to cover a vacant territory….South Dakota. Call me crazy!
Crazy or not, I’m thinking you will love these Turkey Ciabatta Sliders that I created back in April. One spring weekend, we were lucky enough to have some of Ryan’s family down to visit. While the boys (Ryan, Troy, & Dad) worked diligently in the garage building a beautiful picnic table for our backyard (yes, perfectly matching a photo I’d sent to Dad!), the girls and I hung in the house…chatting, laughing…and cooking! It was one of those beautiful days…watching the brothers with their dad, creating something. And just as special, was that time with Mom…talking through tough times, laughing about others, and learning details about the past. Oh how I love stories about Grandma and Grandpa…and all the Aunts and Uncles. We have so much to learn from those before us. And sometimes I think…they have something to learn from us as well. A new prespective…either way you look at it. 🙂
During all of the chit-chat, I was sure to whip up lunch. I don’t remember just exactly where this craving initiated…but I’m thinking Palmer’s Deli in Des Moines. Yes. That’s it. I ordered a spinach salad (aren’t I good?! LOL) while the 3 partners I was with ordered hearty sandwiches. As I watched them devour their carba-licious sandwiches, I vaguely remember one sandwich silently challenging me to beat it at home. (Yes. Occasionally food talks to me. Weird. I know) Well….Game on, sammy.
TURKEY CIABATTA SLIDERS
Makes 8-10 sliders
- 8-10 Ciabatta Rolls
- 1.5 lb Shaved Turkey (I prefer smoked)
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, sliced
- 10 Slices of Bacon, cooked as directed
- Ranch Dressing (make sure it is a good one! I’m a picky “Rancher”)
When making these sandwiches, I always start by baking the ciabatta. Remove from the oven as directed and let cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
Once the ingredients are prepped, cut the rolls in half, brush the top and bottom buns with ranch and begin building your sandwiches! Turkey, cheddar, tomato, avocado, bacon!
For “his” larger appetite, 2-3 small sammies should do the trick. For “her”, one is just the perfect size! Not too much…not too little. Serve with a side of your choosing and indulge!
And…whenever you get the chance, share a sandwich and an afternoon with your family members. Actively engage in a project or simply sit and listen. We all have so much to learn from each other…young or old(er)!
Enjoy your day…in Sioux Falls…or whereever you are today.
Indulge. In Life. In Love. In Food.