It is half way through the week and I...

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2011

...have been cooking with whatever left overs I have in my fridge. It's clean-up fridge week!

...realised I need to stop borrowing books from the library when I have a bookshelf full of untouched books. Oh, and found out I owe the library something like $17 in late fees. How'd that happen? (and I'm sorry if you've been trying to borrow what I had out.) finally taking 1 step forward! For the longest time I've been stuck at the 2 steps back stage! Praise God!

...don't know if you'd believe me, but I woke up in the middle of the night and figured out what EVOO stands for. For the longest time I thought it was some branded salad dressing that people use in the U.S. Or that it was something like POM juice. (Are we still friends?) I guess I never really gave it much thought. Then at ~3am Tuesday, I opened my eyes in the dark with the thoughts:  'EVOO...Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Noooooo.' *pinches self and questions sanity*. This confirms that my brain is overactive and works while I'm asleep. Hmmm, I just wish it thinks about something more meaningful and useful!

Anyways, there's not really a recipe today. 

But I want to share with you what I had for lunch yesterday using the leftovers, because sandwiches are kind of pretty to photograph. 

Here goes:

1. Mix chopped chives with cream cheese. Spread over a piece of bread.

2. Resist eating the sandwich as it is.

3. Convince yourself that mint has a place in this meal too. Don't over-wash them as I did! 

4. Slice half an avocado and place on top!

5. Generously place the smoked salmon over the sandwich. I'm sure chicken would be yummy too.

6. Place another slice of bread on top to finish up.

7. Slice and enjoy the quickest lunch.

I'm off to make a salad now, with some EVOO of course ;)

I feel like we're finally on the same page now. Me and you.


Anonymous,  June 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM  

That so funny about the EVOO! I love Rachel Ray so knew what it was, but I get how can it be so confusing. Sometimes I write 'stick of butter' as one of the ingredients in a recipe and people ask me what that is. I love how different countries really are!

OohLookBel June 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM  

Hehe, the things one thinks of when just about to drift off to sleep... I love the idea of chives and cream cheese on bread. I always have half a bunch of yellowing chives that I'm loathe to throw out.

chocolatesuze June 22, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

hehe aw you're so cute! love avocado sandwiches

Yi @ Yi Reservation June 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM  

I just realized that I also have in my kitchen some sliced bread (homemade), leftover cream cheese, half of avocado (made guacamole over the weekend), and mint in a pot (home grown).

All I am missing to make this refreshing sandwich is smoked salmon and chive. I am so going to make this and clean up my fridge as well. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica's Dinner Party June 22, 2011 at 5:25 PM  

Your sandwich was made with such love! When I'm making refrigerator clean up, it literally looks like a hodgepodge of random things.

PFx June 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

Woman, you make amazing sandwich! (Not being sexist here. Hahaha).
All that from left over? Sounds more gourmet than a typical cafe sandwich. Definitely great layering that's better than most "sandwich artist" in subway.

Aizi June 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

hahaaaa! EVOO, i didn t know that either. oh and we ve been thinking along the same lines apparently regarding fridge clean-up and using leftovers.
good on ya!

Cooking Gallery June 23, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

Looks gorgeous and yummilicious..!! I love your clean-up fridge recipe :D)!!

Zoe June 23, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

I love your nice effort constructing your sandwich. You are very generous with the amount of avocado in your sandwich and I like it!

Anonymous,  June 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

I don't eat half of the things on your sandwich, but your photos have definitely piqued my curiosity enough to give salmon and avocado another go!

Oh, and I'm guilty of the books too :P

Joanne June 23, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

MY sandwiches are never pretty to photograph. Yours are quite lovely.

Maybe you could pull me one step forward with you. That would awesome.

Maris (In Good Taste) June 23, 2011 at 9:54 PM  

This could easily become my favorite sandwich of all time.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart June 23, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

Your sandwich IS pretty! ha, never thought of them that way. I like the various green colors from the chives, mint and avocado. I would have to do chicken because, try as I may, I can't develop a liking for salmon. My kids are so disappointed with me :)

Happy for your one step forward!

Team Gingerbread June 25, 2011 at 12:48 AM  

yum avocado's - the super food - i've been eating those a lot lately... that sandwich looks like a pretty tasty when to enjoy them!

Cookie and Kate June 26, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

I love waking up to a head-smacking moment of clarity. Sleep is a powerful thing. Cheers to moving forward!

P.s. I made a cream cheese, chive and herbed goat cheese spread for my friend's baby shower. Yum.

chopinandmysaucepan June 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM  

Your sandwich looks deliciously healthy especially when you have to make do with leftovers!

Karen June 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM  

Hi Viv, gorgeous photos! I love how you put your leftovers to such creative (and delicious!) use. :-)

Lori June 27, 2011 at 11:03 PM  

Ha, ha! Your EVOO revelation had me laughing. This sandwich sounds so good! I've been using mint more and more this year. It would definitely add a little something different to a sandwich. Yum!

Katrina June 28, 2011 at 10:57 AM  

What bread is this? I think that's one of the things that makes it look so delish.

hanushi June 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

I don't mind if I have this for breakfast and lunch and dinner!! Haha.

Bad Joan June 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

This sandwhich looks so delicious! Can't wait to make one.

sugarpuffi June 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM  

omg u crack me up. at least u figured out something at 3am. i just blink and think to myself, why am i still not sleeping?!

as to your recipe. i cannot go past step 2.

Viv June 29, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

Thanks everyone for your comments :D

Katrina: it's a seeded wholegrain bread loaf i got from the supermarket :)

Jenna June 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

Can I just say that your blog is amazing and that I love all your recipes? They're interesting, include ingredients I can find, and look so tasty! I can't wait to try a bunch! Thank you!!!

Viv June 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

Thanks for your kind words Jenna! Loved visiting your tumblr too!

Kazia Jankowski July 1, 2011 at 1:28 AM  

I always enjoy creative new sandwich recipes, thanks for the idea! Here is one of my favorites, which is also a great clean-up fridge sandwich.

Deborah July 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM  

It's time for bed, but now I'm craving a sandwich!

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