A-Tisket, A-Tasket.


“…A green and yellow basket.

I wrote a letter to my love,
And on the way I dropped it.”

I am prone to wonder, what exactly is “a-tisket, a-tasket?”  What do they do and where would I find them?  I am certain these answers will not easily be found at the bottom of my coffee cup.  Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to try, but I digress…

I am particularly interested in the mention of “green and yellow,”  colors I happen to be rather fond of.  I find it pleasantly fitting that today also happens to be the NFL season-opener for my precious Green Bay Packers!!!

There is hardly anything better than football in the fall… except for maybe coffee

With three lovely daughters and a smokin’ hot wife, my dear husband is completely besieged by estrogen about 94% of the time.  I’ll admit there are days it must be pretty hard to be male around here, what with all the tea parties and the princess movies and the pink.   However… I must remind my hubby that it could be much worse.  God saw fit to give him a wife that is possibly even more fanatical about football than he is.  Our favorite family activity is watching football together, and yes, we have been known to rearrange our schedule for a football game or two.

When it comes to watching the game, my hubby insists on what we like to affectionately call, “football food.”  (I know.  Brilliant title.)

Tonight’s season opener demands something extra-specially good.  So what’s on the menu? 

Garlic-Toasted Subs

Italian or French bread  (We like Italian because it’s softer.)
Butter
Garlic salt
Italian seasoning
Black Pepper
Turkey, sliced for sandwiches
Italian blend of cheese, shredded or sliced Provolone cheese
Onion, sliced
Black olives
Tomatoes, sliced
Lettuce or Spinach

1.  Slice bread in half, as for making sub sandwiches.  Spread each with butter.  Sprinkle with garlic salt, Italian seasoning and black pepper, to taste.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 3 minutes.  Remove from oven.

2.  Top one side with sliced turkey.  On the other side, add in the order listed:  Shredded Italian blend cheese, onion, and black olives.  Bake for about 5 minutes more or until hot and cheese is melted.  Add tomato and lettuce or spinach and voila!!!  Better than Subway. 

We like to serve up these sandwiches with a bowl of fresh fruit and carrot sticks.

Now go enjoy the game… but don’t forget the coffee! 

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