Archive for Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

June 17, 2014  |  BBQ, Comfort, Dinner, Dinners, Easy, Lunch, Pork, Sandwiches, Savory  |  96 Comments

When the boys are around and the TV is on, it’s baseball, basketball or Spongebob. And while I am a big fan of all 3 (yes, ALL 3), I need a little more mental stimulation occasionally. Sorry boys. In that rare instance where I have some kid-free time and actually get to sit on the couch by myself or with Naomi to watch TV, I am almost always disappointed with what’s on. So inevitably, I end up putting on a classic movie, like an old western, or a sitcom, such as Seinfeld, my all time favorite show. And both never fail to entertain me. Even when I know the entire script by memory, which annoys the heck out of Naomi.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

When it comes to food, I similarly find that sometimes, a return to a classic brings me the same type of joy and contentment. In this instance, it worked with this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. Yeah, everyone says their pulled pork recipe is the best, but I’m not sure if I’m quite ready or skilled enough to make that claim. But what I can say is that this one is a little bit sweet, a little bit smokey and where it differs from all others lies in the bread. Take it from me, skip the usual sandwich bun and use a sweet sliced bread, grill it with some Parmesan cheese on the outside to give it a slightly salty taste, then finish it off with a dusting of powdered sugar. And that’s what sets this apart from all others.

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Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

June 8, 2014  |  Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pasta, Sandwiches, Savory  |  100 Comments

I love when I see something on sale, especially when it’s buy one get one free, or to put it another way, 2 for 1. And why shouldn’t that apply to food too? It worked so well with my meatloaf a couple of weeks ago that I decided to give it a go again by mashing together two classics with these Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches. And they turned out awesome!

Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches from Real Food by Dad

It’s never easy satisfying everyone here. A couple of us are in the mood for something meaty, the others in the mood for something cheesy, and me, in the mood for a sandwich. So I figured why not try to satisfy kids and adults alike by combining these two favorites? And at the same time, something I don’t need to devote an entire afternoon too. This one covered everything – quick, easy, meaty, cheesy, and between two slices of bread. Done.

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Killer Ham and Cheese Melt

May 8, 2014  |  Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwiches, Savory  |  48 Comments

I am having the time of my life with this blog. The cooking, the baking, the writing, the photography, the social media aspect to it, you name it. However, I am only a few weeks in and it’s already become an obsession. That’s a good thing though, right? I mean, it keeps me constantly thinking. What will I make next? Will my wife and sons love it? What if it bombs? What, what, what. However, once I get past that and an idea pops in my head, I get hyper-focused and can’t wait to start. And that is certainly the case with this Killer Ham and Cheese Melt.

Killer Ham and Cheese Melt | Real Food by Dad

This was one of those days where the cabinets and the fridge were close to empty, or so it seemed anyway. So we went to the store with my idea of making a ham and cheese sandwich, baked in a croissant with cheese on top. Naomi insisted that what I wanted to make was called a croque-monsieur, to which I replied, “huh?”. Yeah, something with that name is not what I am shooting for with my blog, sounds way too sophisticated for a guy like me. My goal is always to make “real food” for my family. Besides, with that name, the boys wouldn’t be interested. So while she was right about the name, in the end, I simplified this amazing sandwich by skipping the bechamel sauce and used everyday ingredients that most of us love – Swiss cheese (inside and on top), Parmesan cheese, ham, regular mustard and some mayo.

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