Saturday, March 7, 2009
In my never ending search for quick and easy dinners that my kiddos will eat...I need to mention the hoagies that became popular during the Steeler playoff and Superbowl parties we hosted. If you remember, we called them our lucky hoagies. I struggle with the daily feeling of guilt when I have to serve dinner at 4pm on most days....because of all of our activities we generally need to be out the door by 4:45pm....the alternative is to eat at 8:15pm when we all get home and that makes me feel quilty too...so we choose to have a bowl of cereal or ice cream before bed. These are super quick and easy.....here we go....
1 loaf of italian bread
1/2 lb. of deli meat....whatever you prefer
1/4 lb. sliced deli cheese...we use provolone
5-6 slices of tomato
1/4 head of iceberg lettuce...chopped
sweet pepper rings
Beano's original submarine dressing...this is what makes it taste like it came from a sub shop!!!!
Now you're ready to assemble...Slice the loaf of bread in half, not cutting it all the way through. Place it on your baking tray and layer your deli meat, cheese and tomato. Bake it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt and bubble. Take it out of the oven and finish topping with lettuce, olives, pepper rings and dressing. Slice, and add a side of your favorite chips and call it a meal!!
These are perfect for a quick lunch on the weekends, dinner during the week, or a crowd at a party. I'm sure everyone will love them!!