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Bring on the Sandwiches

The variety of sandwich options are endless.
The variety of sandwich options are endless.
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Don't sell them short: Sandwiches are quick, easy and delicious eating. It's no wonder that every few years a new sandwich sensation, like the pressed panini, inspires us to run out and buy the latest cooking gadget. Sandwiches are versatile and filling.

What they lack in beauty, they make up for in flavor, and one nice benefit of putting sandwiches on your guest menu is that a few loaves of different breads, spread and filling can yield enough variety to satisfy everyone at the table. The ingredients make convenient leftovers, too, so overnight guests can benefit twice from your hospitality.

There are lots of ways that a lowly sandwich can meet your exacting standards. Use an unexpected bread choice, like a pita pocket, or layer on some guacamole, chopped olives, or hummus. Turkey gyros are a good example. They're spicy, filling and will help give your gathering an international flavor: Turkey Gyros]