Last night was cooked up a storm!! All week I’ve been looking forward to trying out a new recipe and even added my own little spin to it.
The original Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich recipe called for a pack of frozen marinated eggplant and zucchini from Trader Joe’s but instead I opted to roast my own summer squash and zucchini in the oven.
After preheating the oven to 450 degrees, I began dicing up 2 summer squash and 2 zucchini. I considered cutting the squash into long strips but figured I could fit more on the pan if I cut it into small circles (if that makes sense).
Next I tossed the squash with a little olive oil, vegetable supreme seasoning, salt, and pepper. After coating all of the squash, I spread it evenly on a sheet pan.
Into the oven they went for roughly 35 minutes. While they roasted I poured myself a glass of Crispin Hard Apply Cider.
The cider was delicious but way too many calories (200 calories) for the taste. Still it was tasty and worth the try but I don’t think an extra 20 minutes on the elliptical is worth having a glass of this… I’d rather have a lite beer.
Before I knew it the squash was ready!
Speaking of squash, does anybody play? I use to play squash with my coworkers at Dartmouth and LOVED it to death! I really, really miss playing. There are a few squash courts in DC but they’re really too far away or too expensive. One of these days I’ll get back on the court though!
Finally it was time to assemble my sandwich. I started out with a challah roll and then layered it with roasted garlic hummus, my roasted veggies, and Mediterranean seasoned feta cheese. It was a beaut!
I’m looking forward to making a sandwich today for lunch with the leftover squash and am thinking of adding a little balsamic dressing to the veggies before adding them to my sandwich. Last night’s sandwich could have used a little vinegar and probably less bread.
This morning I am off to spin to make up for Tuesday’s missed workout. On Thursday’s we have the hot instructor who plays rap music so I’m stoked! I also went to bed last night by 9:30PM, so I’m feeling great! To cap off the rockin’ morning, I’m grabbing a starbucks coffee with a free coupon I have. It’s going to be a great day… it just has to be with this kind of morning!
Tonight I’m having Neal, Liz, and Matt over for Taco Soup and board games! I’m really looking forward to hanging out and being with friends.
What is your favorite kind of sandwich? Do share the recipe if you have it!