Tag: balsamic vinegar

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar

Brussel Sprouts:  Everyone’s least favorite vegetable.  We’re all thinking it, I’m just saying it.  Brussel sprouts are the vegetable that makes kids hate vegetables.  I was a fortunate child in that my parents never made me eat brussel sprouts.  As I grew older, I started 

Healthy Vinaigrette Recipes

Vinaigrettes This week we will be talking about vinaigrettes and using the olive oil that you infused last week.  Vinaigrettes are very simple to make and healthy for you!  Not to mention, they have a lot less calories than their creamy counterparts.  I am going 

Jeff’s Hamlet Hoagie

We took this beast of a  sandwich to Shakespeare in the Parks production of Hamlet.  Both the hoagie and the play were great.  You could do several different things with this sandwich depending on what you have around.  Here’s how I made it:

Jeff's Hamlet Hoagie


1 French baguette


Sliced roast chicken (I used about ¾ of a pound)


Provolone Cheese

Roasted red peppers

Sliced Tomato

Pickled Onions

Mixed Greens

Olive oil

Balsamic Vinegar

We have a fairly decent picture guide this week, so keep up with that as well.

1.)  Slice your baguette and put a thin layer of mayo on each side.

French Bread

2.)  Next up is the chicken.  Put an even layer of chicken on the bread.


3.)  After the chicken comes the salami.  Make it look nice.


4.)  Next up, put some cheese on it.


5.)  After the cheese, we hit it up with a little bit of roasted red peppers.  You can buy them, or go the better way and make your own.  Here’s how to roast red peppers.

Roasted Red Peppers

6.)  Toss your mixed greens with a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Then, put those greens on the sandwich.

Greens with balsamic vinegar and oil

7.)  Seal the greens in with some sliced tomato.

Sliced tomato

8.)  Top the greens and tomatoes with some pickled onions.  You should make those, too.  Here’s a recipe for pickled onions.

Pickled Onions

9.)  Place the top on the sandwich.  After that, you need to wrap it tightly in saran wrap.  The tight wrapping is important so the flavors can come together.  Let it hang out for an hour or so before eating.

Jeff's Hamlet Hoagie

And just like that, you have a tasty sandwich.  Eat it up.

415 calories,  20.2grams carbohydrates, 19.1 grams of fat, 38.7 grams of protein, 665 mg of sodium

Caprese Skewers –

These Caprese Skewers are a simple, easy, and elegant appetizer.  Here’s what you need: Grape or Cherry Tomatoes Fresh Mozzarella (you can use the small balled ones, or cut up some cubes) Fresh Basil Leaves Extra Virgin Olive Oil Balsamic Vinegar Ground Pepper Toothpicks You’ll