Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Sarita Special

Since living alone I've discovered that I love to cook. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I can't just ask mom to fix me dinner anymore. (Actually that's not really true, I can and have successfully begged her to cook for me.) Or maybe it's because I'm generally only cooking for myself.

A couple days ago I invented a delicious sandwich, but I'm not sure what to call it. Maybe the Sarita Special?

The sandwich!

Ingredients
Bacon
Chicken breast
Cayenne pepper powder
Garlic powder (though I want to try real garlic...)
Onion
Basil
Chives
Mushrooms
Sourdough bread
Swiss cheese
Parmesan cheese


Top view of sandwich

Instructions
Slice some onion and mushrooms, as well as the chicken.

Cook bacon, sprinkling a pinch of cayenne over each batch. I usually make two batches of bacon, but that's probably overkill for this recipe.

Sauté the mushrooms and onion in the bacon grease. Include garlic, some chives, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and a generous amount of basil.

Note: Cayenne pepper is the secret ingredient that makes this amazing!

Add chicken.

When the chicken is almost done toast the bread. Ideally you'll melt the Swiss cheese onto it, but don't worry if you don't.

When the chicken is done place all the ingredients on the bread. Don't forget the Parmesan cheese! I like to put the bacon on bottom with the cheese on top. But do it however you want.


Another side view

Results

I fixed this for myself two days ago, then for my mom and dad last evening. No one dropped over dead from my cooking, and in fact, they liked it. It's also good if you cook too much and save it to put on a sandwich later. Yes, it was my dinner again this evening. It's yummy. :)