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Monday, March 3, 2014

Cold Cuts Day

Cold Cuts Day is the day upon which anything and everything related to cold cut meats are celebrated. Noboday really knows where the celebration of such an essential part of the human diet (and fridge essential stocks!) came from, but frankly, it’s as good an excuse as any to get down with the Joey from Friends philosophy on life and yell, “nobody touches my food”! Folks, prepare your pants, it’s time to eat!
Cold cuts come in many shapes and forms whether it’s leftover ham, turkey or chicken, deli sliced pastrami, salami, chorizo, sausage or corned beef. The key to truly celebrating National Cold Cuts Day in style is lashings and lashings of cold cuts, freshly baked bread, salad and a creative flurry in the kitchen. Whack any cold cut you can find on the bread, top it with salad and a drizzle of oil, and tuck in!

fresh hoagie rolls
sliced salami
sliced ham
sliced provolone cheese
softened butter
pepperoncini peppers (optional)
Olive Sauce (recipe follows)

Preheat George Foreman grill. Slice rolls lengthwise to open, leaving hinge. Layer salami, ham, and provolone inside rolls. Spread butter on first half. Grill in Foreman til golden brown. Spread butter on other half. Grill til cheese is melted. Open and top with peppers (if using) and spread with olive sauce. Serve immediately.

Olive Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 black olives, sliced
  • 2 T sliced green olives, sliced
  • black pepper to taste
  • splash vinegar to taste (optional)
  1. In a small bowl, mix ingredients. Refrigerate til needed.
recipe source here

shared at
The Gathering Spot

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