Making Sandwiches With Bobby Flay, Lori Loughlin and Hellmann’s Mayonaise
To get by the boredom of our repetitive daily lunches back in the 3rd grade, my friends and I set up a barter system to trade lunch items. A bag a chips and a ham sandwich with cheese could get you a slice of pizza or a snickers bar could be exchanged for a twinkie or a ding dong. But then one day someone came up with the idea to take apart our sandwiches and swap individual ingredients. Got cheese? Trade a slice a roast beef for bbq chicken, etc. Soon we were creating monster sandwiches with all kinds of inconceivable ingredients – 3 layer sandwiches with peanut butter, beef and slices of bananas. What? That was good!
Sound fun? Guess what, you can do it today virtually on Facebook ! As a bonus, thanks to a partnership between Hellmanns and Share our Strength organization, for every 5 virtual sandwiches shared on Facebook, Hellmanns will donate a $1 to Share our Strength. (Up to $75,000).
So a virtual sandwich is cool, but what about real food right? A few days ago, I was invited to a Hellmanns food blogger event in NY hosted by Food Network celebrity chef Bobby Flay and 90210’s Lori Loughlin. A lot of my food blogger friends were there including NoRecipes.com, MeSoHungry, FeistyFoodie, High Low Food Drink, and Ambitious Delicious(ness).
Bobby and Lori did 3 recipes including: CHICKEN OR TURKEY GYROS, EGG SALAD, CHEESE & BACON ON TOASTED ENGLISH MUFFINS, and MINI FISH TACOS. Pretty simple recipes to follow. Here’s the one for the Gyros:
CHICKEN OR TURKEY GYROS
A Bobby Flay Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 30 minutes
1/4 cup coarsely grated seedless cucumber
3/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Light Mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh grated lemon peel
4 whole wheat pita breads, split
Fresh spinach leaves, rinsed and patted dry
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lb. sliced rotisserie or grilled chicken or turkey
Place grated cucumber on paper towel and gently squeeze dry. (Do not skip this step or you will have have a watery dressing.) Combine drained cucumbers, Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise garlic, lemon juice and peel in small bowl. Season, if desired, with salt and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Spread a few tablespoons dressing inside each pita; add spinach leaves, tomatoes and chicken, then drizzle with additional dressing.
Just like Jamie Oliver is doing with his school program http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/, I think it’s a pretty good idea that Hellmanns (made with just eggs, oil and vinegar) is promoting good food for the family.
Man, if I had these cooking resources back in the day, just imagine the type of crazy sandwiches and lunch swaps my friends and I would have come up with!
Yo FTC! I got gift bag with 2 tubs of Hellmans Real, a Bobby Flay cookbook, a teak cutting board, 2 spreading knives, and lunch box with a cool plastic rectangular sandwich container.