Living near the beach.
A good friend.
A gorgeous summer day. The sun is shining. The temperature is hovering around 87 degrees. No humidity. And a refreshing, slight breeze.
The youngest is at camp for another 3 days. The middle girl is at film camp in New York City. The 19 year old has to work. TBHITW is "in the field" all day.
My good friend Anne is in the same boat as me. Kids all scattered with their own activities, husband working in the city all day. What's a girl to do?
We are heading for a girl's day off - down the shore. I am in charge of packing lunch.
Beach Sandwiches: (serves 2)
Two ciabatta rolls
4 ounces deli sliced roasted low fat turkey
2 slices provolone cheese (25% reduced fat)
hand full of mixed baby greens
1 home grown tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
drizzle of non fat italian dressing
Assemble sandwich by splitting rolls. Pile cheese, then turkey, then tomato, then greens, drizzle of italian dressing, topped by avocado slices, then top of roll. Wrap tightly in foil. This will insulate and protect your sandwiches.
Tip: Freeze a couple of water bottles and use them as your beach drink and ice packs. The water will slowly melt - keeping your drink ice cold and refreshing on a hot beach AND keeping your picnic beach lunch cold AND dry.
Sides: a bag full of sliced cucumbers, two bags 100 calorie pack chips, two peaches, two 100 calorie pack cookies. Voila - lunch and snacks for two.
Hey - even Good Cooks need a day off.