Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 13

If you happen to end up in Garden Valley Idaho, might I suggest a trip to the hot springs?

Yes, it is warm, even when outside temps are not.

Yes, there is room for all of your friends. 

Yes, I may be sitting on the edge of an old piece of wool carpet someone dragged across the river, up a sidehill, and dropped in the hot springs so they wouldn't have to sit on rocks. (Eew.) 

No, I did not develop a scary rash or worry about getting one from sitting on a nasty piece of old, wool carpet. (Okay, maybe I worried a little.) 

After a soak and a trip down the river, you will want to buy a cabin with room for all of your friends...

And when you do, you might want to make them 
an Asiago Sourdough Sandwich that's a perfect make ahead picnic treat big enough for a crowd. 

Asiago Sourdough Sandwich

1 french style loaf of Asiago Sourdough Bread (or plain french loaf)
1 cup parmesan, garlic mayo (recipe follows)
6 green leaf lettuce leaves
1 red, 1 green bell pepper, sliced into rounds
1/2 -3/4  lb. hard salami, sliced thin
1/2 - 3/4 lb. chicken breast, sliced thin
1/2 - 3/4 lb. black forest ham, sliced thin
10 slices provolone cheese 

Cut a canoe shaped wedge of of center of sourdough loaf, remove top of loaf and trim crust to create a lid. Clean out bottom within an inch of crust. Save bread trimmings for other use. Spread parmesan spread on top and bottom of bread shell. Layer lettuce, salami, chicken breast, black forest ham and provolone on sandwich. Wrapped tightly in cling wrap and store in refrigerator or cooler up to three days. When ready to serve, unwrap, add sliced bell peppers and serve. Serves 8-12

Parmesan Mayo

1 cup light mayonnaise 
1-2 tbls fresh minced garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tbls dried onion flakes (Such as Select Seasons Onion Melody)

Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl. Transfer to airtight container. Chill at least 30 minutes. Serve as sandwich or wrap spread or as a quick chip dip. Will keep one week if refrigerated.