Thursday night’s at our house have to be quick and light. Last night, the idea to make a sandwich in puff pastry came to me. This morning, I ran to the market, picked up a package of puff pastry, some oven roasted turkey, fresh thyme and some arugula and ran with my idea.
First I thawed the puff pastry for 40 minutes on my cutting board. After it was thawed enough to open it up, I brushed on a mixture of stone ground dijon mustard (1/4 cup) and honey (1/8 cup). On top of the mustard spread, I layered my thinly sliced turkey and topped it with one cup of English Coastal Cheddar, that I shredded. This is a white cheddar cheese and it is so good. It worked perfectly in this sandwich. On top of the cheddar, I sprinkled finely chopped fresh thyme. Then, I brushed what was left of the mustard and honey mixture on the other piece of puff pastry and put that (mustard side down) on top of the cheese. I placed this in a preheated, 400 degree oven for 18 minutes and it came out a perfect golden brown.
Here’s how it looked coming right out of the oven, yum!!
With the sandwich, I served a simple arugula salad. I halved cherry tomatoes on top of my arugula and then sliced strawberries on the salad. I added goat cheese and spiced candied pecans, sprinkled sea salt and fresh pepper over everything, drizzled olive oil and a little balsamic over the salad and my meal was complete.
Kylie’s friend, Dana, came for dinner tonight. She loved the sandwich and the salad! The girls went over to Dana’s to work on decorating Dana’s graduation cap. Tomorrow is her big day, high school graduation. I wish Dana all the best in her college career. She’ll do great! Kylie is really going to miss her at school next year. I remember meeting Dana when she was in about third grade, where has the time gone?!
Until next time, Kris