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My husband works much too hard. I know every wife says that, but with him it’s true. I can’t get him to take a minute off to eat and most days he doesn’t eat until dinner, which can be as late as 8:30 pm. I’ve been trying to force him to stop and eat, but that’s never going to happen, so I’m making tempting foods he can eat while he works, and that means a sandwich or other foods he can eat by hand.

He deserves something beyond a basic sandwich so today I made him the sandwich that was so good I used to skip school for it. As often as we could, my girlfriend and I would sneak out during lunch and drive over to our local deli and buy a turkey, cheese, and apple sandwich with cranberry and walnut mayo. I think they called it the Sweet Bird, but it’s been over 30 years, so while I may have the name wrong, I have the flavors right.

Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey – Anything but Basic Lunchmeat

This anything-but-basic sandwich starts with the best turkey available, Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey Oven Roasted or Honey Roasted & Smoked. Both work equally well in this sandwich. What makes Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey great is what it doesn’t have – it’s all natural and doesn’t contain any chemicals or preservatives, it was raised without steroids or hormones, and it’s lower in sodium, has no nitrates or nitrites, and is 98% fat free

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To make sure my other ingredients lived up to the Foster Farm All Natural Sliced Turkey, I used creamy Havarti cheese, whole cranberry sauce, real mayonnaise, ground walnuts, organic whole grain bread, crisp leaf lettuce and a Granny Smith apple. All great ingredients on their own, but when combined they make a fabulous sandwich!

Turkey Havarti and Apple Sandwich with Cranberry & Walnut Mayo

Need more or less of the cranberry & walnut mayo? Just mix equal amounts of the three ingredients. Don’t have a food processor? Use a mortar and pestle or chop the walnuts with a knife for a chunkier mayo.

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Turkey Havarti and Apple Sandwich with Cranberry & Walnut Mayo
Need more or less of the cranberry & walnut mayo? Just mix equal amounts of the three ingredients. Don't have a food processor? Use a mortar and pestle or chopped the walnuts with a knife for a chunkier mayo.
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Author:
Yield: 4
Ingredients
  • Cranberry & Walnut Mayonnaise
  • 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 6 Tbsp whole cranberry sauce
  • 6 Tbsp walnuts, crushed
  • Pepper
  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 slices Foster Farms Turkey
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 1 Golden Delicious Apple, thinly sliced
  • leaf lettuce
Instructions
  1. Prepare the cranberry & walnut mayonnaise early in the day or the day before.
  2. Whisk mayo, cranberry sauce, and walnuts. Pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate
  4. Assembly - spread the cranberry & walnut mayo on all slices of bread.
  5. Layer the turkey, cheese, apple and top with lettuce on half of the slices.
  6. Add the second piece of bread and enjoy!
  7. Refrigerate any leftover cranberry & walnut mayo for up to 5 days.

So what’d he think? Thumbs up! He doesn’t like mayo, but the cranberry and walnuts flavored it in a way that removed the tell-tale mayo taste, so he loved it. The sweet mayo sauce combined with the thinly sliced tart apple, leaf lettuce, and multi-grain bread was a winner!

Enter the Don’t Call Me Basic Sandwich Contest

Did my sandwich make your mouth water? Or do you have our own anything buy basic turkey sandwich recipe? Enter Your Anything But Basic Turkey Sandwich for a Chance to Win Some Great Prizes!

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Your turkey sandwich could win you a $4,000 value Napa Valley vacation OR $4,000 in cash!

Here’s How to Enter the Contest:

  1. Create a turkey sandwich usingFoster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat and other creative ingredients of your choosing.
  2. Post a photo of your sandwich to Instagram. In the caption, include the list of ingredients and tag @FosterFarms and #DontCallMeBasic. Make sure your profile is public!

If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can email your entry to dontcallmebasic@fosterfarms.com.

The grand prize includes a two-night stay for two at a Napa Valley luxury hotel, travel to/from and a gourmet picnic lunch ($4,000 value) or a $4,000 cash prize. Random weekly drawings will be held every Friday to give all participants a chance to win. Prizes for the weekly drawings will include high-end panini presses or gourmet picnic basket sets. The contest will last the month of August (National Sandwich Month) and is open to all U.S. residents over the age of 18.

Sandwich concoctions will be selected and judged by a panel of culinary and food industry professionals, who will identify five recipe finalists. The grand prize winner will be selected from the finalists by a panel of five food and lifestyle blogger judges. The winner will be announced in early September.

For more details on the contest and the official Rules & Regulations, visit www.fosterfarms.com/dontcallmebasic.pdf

Where To Buy & Save $1 Coupon

Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey Oven Roasted or Honey Roasted & Smoked can be found at Vons, Raley’s, Safeway, and select Albertsons stores. Pick some up for back-to-school lunches and “Save a Dollar Now” by downloading and printing the coupon found here: http://bit.ly/FosterFarmsLM.

How would you use Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey.