Sunday, June 21, 2009

Grilled Subs & Dreamsicle Cake

Happy Father's Day! (to any dads out there who might be reading this.)

My own husband is laying on the couch snoozing, while I simultaneously type this post and play the Tinkerbell Memory game with my daughter. I am losing big-time folks. :)

Tonight I will be making Grilled Sub Sandwiches; I got the recipe from Krista's Kitchen, although I have changed a few of the fillings for the sandwich. Here's how you do it:

1 big loaf Italian bread
Italian salad dressing
mozzarella cheese
provolone cheese
green pepper
olive oil
salt & pepper

Heat up your grill. Slice the green pepper and onion, place in the center of a large sheet of tin foil. Season with olive oil, salt & pepper; fold up foil to create a packet. Grill the packet for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare your bread. Slice it in half and remove some of the soft inside bread from the top half. Brush the inside of the bread with the Italian dressing; grill dressing side down for 3-5 minutes. Then layer all your fillings on the bottom half of the bread (grilled onion & green pepper, salami, pepperoni, tomato, and cheeses) and top with the lid. Wrap it securely in more tin foil and grill it until the cheese is melted.

Doesn't that sound yummy? I can't wait to make them tonight! Thanks for the great idea Krista!

Earlier this morning, my little kitchen helper (aka my daughter) helped me make a Dreamsicle Ice Cream Cake for dessert. She is 5 1/2 and is getting really good at using the hand mixer. This recipe is from Kraft; they have a newsletter full of great recipes that gets delivered to my inbox about every two weeks. It is at if you are interested. Here is the recipe for the cake:

2 cups orange sherbert, slightly softened
1 - 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 - 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 - 8oz. Cool Whip, thawed

Line a 9x5 loaf pan with tin foil. Spread sherbert into the bottom of pan; put in freezer. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the milk and juice. Gently stir in the Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the sherbert; cover with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Remove plastic wrap, invert cake onto a serving plate, remove foil.

We licked the spoon (of course) when the Cool Whip mixture was done - yum! I don't know what I am looking forward to more, the sub or the cake.

Sorry I haven't posted the last couple of days, but there was nothing exciting to report. On Friday night we had a Tombstone Garlic Bread Cheese Pizza. Last night we had Subway subs; I had Tuna on Wheat with tomato, lettuce and red onion. I made American Cheese Omelettes this morning. Okay, I gotta go clean the grill for later!

Happy eating!

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