Friday, July 22, 2016

Bacon Cream Cheese Sandwiches

When I was in elementary school my mom sometimes sent these sandwiches to school with me in my packed lunch.  I loved them, and I always encouraged other kids to try a bite.  Every time one of them did, they would tell me how great it was ("best sandwich I've ever had!"), until I listed the ingredients.  Immediately they would decide it was gross because those things don't go together.  I figured they were missing out and more for me!
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened, divided
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 C diced cooked bacon
  • 1/4 C shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bread
1.  In a medium bowl and using a hand mixer, beat together orange juice and 2 ounces of cream cheese.  Stir in bacon, add remaining cream cheese, and beat until combined.  Add Cheddar cheese and stir until fully incorporated.  Spread half of mixture onto each of two slices of bread, top each with remaining bread slices.

Robyn's notes: I use no-pulp OJ because it's what I prefer to drink, but I also think it's the best texture for the filling.  I prefer a fairly plain bread for this--white, potato, similar--because I like to taste the filling, but whatever favourite bread is preferred is fine.  Watch me demonstrate this recipe on youtube!

**** 4 Stars: Very Good.  Enjoyed by us both, I will make this frequently.