Make Spring Entertaining Easy With This 6-Ingredient Sandwich

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Make Spring Entertaining Easy with This 6-Ingredient Sandwich - RECIPE

When you think of entertaining, do you only think of complex, gourmet meals?  Friends, it does not need to be that way.  Today, I am sharing a 6-ingredient sandwich that will simplify your spring entertaining, allowing you to prep with confidence, add a cute presentation and enjoy your guests.

I love the opportunity to have a friend or two over for a simple lunch.  As a busy mom, I find that time with other women and mothers is invaluable.  It renews, encourages and rejuvenates.  Lunch with friends?  Yes, please.  Now, when it comes to lunch for spring entertaining, I like to look for lighter menus that are simple, yet tasty.  And of course, a pretty presentation.

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The 6 Ingredients Needed For Our Spring Sandwich:

  • Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse™ Oatmeal
  • Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham
  • Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise
  • Thin Sliced Pepperoni
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Tomato

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I love the fact that this sandwich is easy to make.  One quick run to Walmart for my ingredients and I was set.  If you are serving these sandwiches for family or friends, set up a little assembly line.  You’ll be done before you know it!

I made these sandwiches a couple hours in advance, wrapped them in deli paper, added a little plastic wrap to the open side and refrigerated.

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I wanted a hearty and delicious bread for my sandwich.  Farmhouse Oatmeal made by Pepperidge Farm® is perfect.  It has a “fresh from the oven” taste and is really what set this sandwich recipe apart.  Pepperidge Farm breads are slow baked and crafted from a small batch recipe with flavorful ingredients.  Plus, the bread is double-wrapped for freshness.  I loved it!

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The second ingredient in this sandwich is Hillshire Farm® Thin Sliced Honey Ham.  Hillshire Farm® slow roasts their meat for hours making it taste better than other lunchmeat.  Plus, it contains no artificial flavors or by-products.

Now, I like a meaty sandwich.  Don’t be afraid to layer up the deli meat.  One 9 oz container made four sandwiches for my luncheon.  The meat is double-sealed for freshness so use as much as you need and re-seal . . . And you better believe that crafty-me will be saving those containers for a future use.  😉

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The next three ingredients keep the simplicity going.  Add thin slices of pepperoni, fresh spinach and a juicy slice of tomato.

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Looking delicious!  But we’re not quite done.  One last ingredient.

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Spread Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise on the other slice of bread.  I bought the 20oz squeeze bottle.  Seriously, I don’t think my husband or kids could make a mess even if they tried with this “Squeeze with Ease” bottle.  It was wonderful!  I was able to squeeze the mayonnaise precisely where I wanted it with zero mess.  Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise is made with real, simple ingredients (cage-free eggs, oil and vinegar).

If you want to crisp your sandwich, you could also use Hellmann’s® on the outside of your bread instead of butter for a perfectly grilled sandwich.  Or switch things up by combining Hellmann’s® Real Mayonnaise with other flavors like sriracha, soy, wasabi or maple.

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Ready to take a bite?  Before you do, let’s give it a pretty presentation for our guests.  You will need deli paper and baker’s twine.  I used standard weight, dry wax deli paper that measured 15in by 10.75in.  It was perfect for the size of the Farmhouse Oatmeal bread.

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Fold a lip of the wax paper inward as shown above and place your sandwich in the corner of the paper.

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Pull the wax paper over the top of the bread, folding another lip underneath so that your paper lines up with your crust.

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Cinch the length of the paper on the side of the sandwich and begin to fold over the sandwich toward the right side.

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As you are folding the paper over, double check that your front edges are lining up.

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Tuck the excess of the paper underneath the sandwich.

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Slide the baker’s twine underneath and tie in a bow.

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Now on to lunch!

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This pretty table made use of soft colors, a variety of textures and fresh flowers to celebrate spring.

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A simple menu is all you need for a fun ladies’ lunch.  Easy sandwiches wrapped up pretty, fresh fruit, cookies and pink lemonade.  Your guests will enjoy the meal and time together.

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It was a delightful lunch!  How do you keep things simple for spring entertaining?  Click here for more delicious recipes and inspiration.