Tag Archives: Sandwich

Portuguese Sweet Bread Ham and Cheese Panini



I’m sure I am not the only one sneaking a little piece of Easter’s leftover ham from the refrigerator the past few days.  Yesterday,  I was busy around the house, lost track time, and missed breakfast and lunch.  Starving with a growling belly, I went to the kitchen to fix a late afternoon snack using leftovers from our Easter feast.  I pulled out a loaf of Portuguese Sweet Bread, a few slices of Honey Ham, and a small wedge brie cheese and placed it on my kitchen island next to a ripened whole pineapple.  After cutting the loaf of sweet bread,  I reached into the refrigerator  for the Dijon mustard, and noticed the bottle of barbeque sauce next to it and the concocting of  this amazing sandwich began!  Immediately after taking the first bite, I called my neighbor working in her yard next door, over to sample the new recipe, she like it so much she called her son over to sample a bite!  This is a must try recipe, especially if you still have ham and sweet bread leftovers hanging around the kitchen!

Portuguese Sweet Bread Ham and Cheese Panini


2 slices Portuguese Sweet Bread

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

2 pineapple slices; cut 1/8 inch thick

2 ham slices

2-4 thinly sliced pieces Brie cheese

1 tablespoon salted butter


1 in small mixing bowl whisk Dijon mustard, honey barbecue, and barbecue sauce together; spread sauce evenly on bread slices

2  butter one side of each sweet bread slice; arrange cheese, ham, and pineapple slices on unbuttered side of one bread slice; top with second bread slice (buttered side facing up); grill on preheated Panini Press 2-3 minutes until sweet bread is toasted and cheese is melted; serve immediately

Sclafani’s does it again

Having just gotten back from vacation, I don’t have much food in my fridge, so today I went across the street to grab a sandwich from Sclafani’s (49 Washington St.) for lunch. It’s only the second time since I moved here (I don’t eat out often when I’m alone).

I got a small turkey sandwich with provolone and all the toppings except hots (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayo, oil with spices…). As you can see from the photo, “small” isn’t exactly tiny – more than enough for someone like me. The meat and cheese were freshly cut, and the veggies tasted fresh and were not at all wilted or soggy. Of course, the bread was also fresh and delicious! And it only came to $4.28, which is a great price for a sandwich that filled me up! Granted, I usually have a small appetite, so a small sandwich might not be enough for everyone, but the “large” is only a little more expensive, and the quality is great. It seems to have been a while since Sclafani’s got any significant GMG love, but from my experience, they sure deserve it!

They are open Mon – Sat: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Matthew Green

If Someone Handed You a Sandwich That Clearly Had Been Opened And A Bite Taken Out Of It

and never mentioned it had been previously eaten…

Would you eat it?

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This is how the wrapper looked like after it came out of the bag-

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Note To Sandwich Makers Everywhere (Rant)


If you go and pile all the meat in the middle of the sandwich so you can cut it in half and make it look like you use all that large amount of meat throughout the sandwich but leave the edges devoid of meat I’m gonna find out you freakin dumbass.

…and I’m gonna feel like you were trying to pull one over on me. 

…and is that really the message you want to send to your customers?

Yeah, you got me to buy your sandwich because it looked all loaded up with meat where you cut it down the center and displayed it wrapped in cellophane.  Once.

Who the hell wants to eat three quarters of a sandwich that’s all dry because it’s all bread and then get to the center where they cut it and not even be able to stuff it in your mouth?

It’s insulting.  Spread the goddamn meat out and make the best sandwich all the way through, first bite to last.

That’s just being honest. 

What, do we all look like that big of idiots that we’re not going to realize what you did there?

(don’t answer that question)