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The first long weekend of our Canadian summer is coming and my taste buds are already in overdrive. I don’t know what it is about the season changing from spring to summer, but I get an awful hankering for all those picnic and bbq foods that go great on long, sunny weekend with the kids. One of our favorite things to make is sandwiches, especially when we head to Mill Lake for the day with Trace to enjoy playing soccer on the grassy fields, or hanging out at the outdoor McMillian pool as the weather gets better.
Instead of using plain ole’ bread for our meaty and mouthwatering sandwiches, Trace’s latest request is to use Croissants. He just finished taking French and well, he’s fallen in love with the delicate, butter flavored pastry. So why not a Turkey and Ham Croissant with lettuce and tomato to put those hankerings aside. Our local Superstore has been always busy, and though I prefer Independent, I love the bakery here. The Croissants are always fresh. I just hate having to walk up the long path that leads upstairs to the shopping area, and parking is always a disaster waiting to happen. But it was sunny outside, and we couldn’t wait to pick up what we needed to go home and make our lunch!
I cannot pass the carrots, broccoli or cauliflower without picking some up. Not when Trace is around. That kid could live off vegetables with ranch dressing. I shouldn’t complain though, he could be eating sweets instead!
Iceberg Lettuce is the only way to go for making any type of sandwich, whether it’s for a picnic or to put on a juicy burger fresh off the grill. I wash it and actually just eat it straight with nothing, like a rabbit. There’s something mouthwatering about it.
The croissants are always fresh here. They come in packs of six for four bucks. Not bad. I had to ignore the cinnamon rolls to the right and butter and lemon tarts to the left. Not an easy task, but my middle area doesn’t need the temptation.
Of course, I also couldn’t forget the celery since Trace already had his carrots and other veggies for dipping. He loves taking them to school.
Trace is pretty plain Jane, only putting a little bit of Mayo on his croissant. He also can’t stand hard cheese, cut into squares, so I always buy some cheese strings and he tears them apart to add to his club style sandwich with turkey breast and honey ham and lettuce. Slip into some Ziploc bags and you’re good to go to the park. One thing I love is that the croissants stay fresh and don’t get soggy like bread does. It’s light to eat, but extremely hardy, keeping those little tummy’s full for much longer.
- Half or full size watermelon
- Toppings of your choice
- This recipe is sweet and simple. Cut a huge slice with even thickness of watermelon. Then cut it the way you would a pizza pie.
- Add some toppings to it. I prefer some blueberries and bananas, but the choices are limitless.
- Serve and enjoy!