Weekend Blunders

If this weekend proved anything it’s that this Mommy right here can still function without any sleep, with few mishaps that is. Baby girl had a fever that had me up right along with her the last two nights. I’ve walked into a wall, opened and closed a door on myself, poured hot coffee on myself, nearly drank straight coffee creamer and tried cutting meat with a butter knife. Lack of sleep can make you do weird things, but at least I didn’t mess up cooking!  Last night, luckily I got about 3 hours of solid non interrupted sleep. Thank you Little Miss!
    When you are going on nearly two days of no sleep, lets just say making dinner is the very last thing on your mind. This weekend consisted of the grill, quick small thin pieces of meat and hamburger buns. Sandwich city in this house.
This is one of my favorite sandwiches as it’s so simple to make. I saw this somewhere in a magazine at the check out stand, not really sure which , but I got the idea from it. That’s how a lot of things get made around here, I see a picture, see the title and remake it at home my way.

Grilled Chicken Ranch Pepper Sandwich

1/2 cup ranch dressing plus more to dress the buns/rolls
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used thin sliced, it’s quicker as well as better suited for sandwiches)
1 large tomato, sliced
1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced (I used squash, see how I’m so daring!)
1 red and green bell pepper  julienned
1 small onion sliced if wanted
4-6 slices Canadian Bacon if wanted
Hamburger buns or rolls
Lettuce of baby spinach

Depending on how much chicken you have, use enough dressing to coat them in a dish. Let them sit in the fridge either overnight or for 1-2hrs. I used about half a cup for 6 thin slices chicken breasts. You can use more or less.
Heat gas or charcoal grill.Discard the dressing the chicken sat in. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover the grill.Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice and if desired coat with some new dressing. Cook until thickest part is cut (170°F). Add bacon if your having any to grill for last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time to heat along with the peppers and onions. You can toast the buns as well if you want.
   I put a small dap of dressing on each bun sprinkled with chives, placed spinach over it as,  added the squash (you can use cucumber) tomato, bacon, then the chicken, peppers and some onions thrown in there.
This is such an easy sandwich , and my kids loved it. Next time I make it though I will use different dressing and see where that gets me 🙂

One thought on “Weekend Blunders

  1. HRH Mommy

    I am so sorry that you had such a rough weekend. Any chance that your hubby can take a shift during the night so you can get some sleep and with that your sanity back?

    Having said that, the sandwich looks delicious.

    I should try it out. Yum.

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