The beach is calling, and the kids are anxious to get back outside. Don't even think about entertaining a dozen different lunch requests! Instead, stock up on an arsenal of savory sandwich fixings, display them in a buffet spread, and encourage everyone to stack 'em high.
Veggies: Romaine, tomatoes, onion, fresh herb mix (dill, parsley, basil), slaw
Cheese: Provolone, sharp Cheddar, pepper Jack, pimiento cheese, feta
Spreads: Mayo, grainy mustard, hot honey, sriracha, pepper jelly, peanut butter
Meat: Smoked turkey, black forest ham, mortadella, roast beef, tuna salad
Crunch: Potato chips, bacon, hot cherry peppers, pickles, giardiniera
Bread: Pullman loaf, Kaiser rolls, sourdough, rye, ciabatta
The Coastal Living Sandwich Cheat Sheet
The Our signature sandwich combinations layer bright flavors, toothsome textures, and creative fillings.
Moby-Dick: Kaiser roll + roast beef + pepper jelly + slaw + barbecue potato chips (pictured below)
Slim Aarons: 1 sourdough slice + beefsteak or heirloom tomato slices + feta + herbs + sea salt + drizzle of olive oil (pictured below)
Blue Hawaii: 2 Pullman slices + peanut butter + bacon + hot honey (pictured below)
Victory At Sea: 2 rye slices + tuna salad + Romaine + hot cherry peppers (pictured below)
Perfect Storm: 2 sourdough slices + pimiento cheese + ham + pickles + sriracha (Smear outsides of sourdough with mayo, and toast in a heavy skillet over medium-low. Best. Grilled. Cheese. Ever!) (pictured below)
Photo: Top: Stephen DeVries; food styling: Erin Merhar; Sandwich Illustrations: Matt Caserta