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Shooter Sandwich

Several times over the past couple of months we’ve heard about “the best sandwich in the world”, also known as a Shooter Sandwich. Today we decided to sit down and try one for ourselves.


  • A crusty round loaf (in this case, Mountain Bread from Publix)
  • 2 steaks (we used New York Strip)
  • 8oz white mushrooms, diced
  • three onions, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bucket of rocks from the garden
  • dijon mustard
  • salt, pepper to taste

First, we seasoned the steaks with some salt & pepper and set them aside while preparing everything else.


We had just made BLTs for lunch, so I used some of the leftover bacon fat to saute the diced onion, mushroom, bell pepper, and garlic, seasoned with a little salt. The vegetables are cooked for a while with the lid on to sweat them, then Worcestershire is added and the lid removed so that the sauce could thicken up. Anna doesn’t care for mushrooms, but generally doesn’t mind them as long as there are not large chunks. She says it’s a texture thing, not a flavor thing. So, I attacked the cooked vegetables with a potato masher to create a nice thick mush.

raw veggiescooked veggies

sweating veggies

After the vegetables were done I pan-seared the steaks and finished them up with a short trip through the oven.

seared steaks

While the steaks were in the oven, I cut the top off of a loaf of Mountain bread, and scooped out the inside of the bread to make a big bread bowl.

mountain bread

After the steaks were ready, into the bread they went…

steaks in bread

…followed by a healthy scoop of the vegetables

veggies in bread

…some swiss cheese

swiss cheese

…a little dijon


…and then the remaining vegetables are stuffed into the bread.


Then the top went back on the bread, it was wrapped in wax paper and foil, and then the fun part…

bread closedpaperfoil



The sandwich has to stay like this for hours. In this case we let it sit for about five hours before digging in.

shooter sandwich

It didn’t turn out too bad, we’re probably going to try it again, perhaps with a better cut of steak next time.

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Fresh From our Garden

This week has not been cooperating with me. My routine has been all messed up. My Monday behaved like Thursday. Wednesday tiptoed around being Tuesday. Tuesday really wanted to be Thursday. I think Thursday wanted to be Friday. So I’ve decided that Friday is going to be my Wednesday. This means I am heading to the beach. Unless it rains, again.

To add to the confused week, instead of sharing a sewing project (I’ve many to show you, I just haven’t edited photos and typed up stories. I’m blaming the jumbled week.), I have photos of our home-grown produce.

My boyfriend, has been very diligent about watering the garden every morning. I think because of this, he’s also been very good about taking photos of each of our mini harvests. Really, I think he’s got a bit of a competition going with an internet friend that keeps the photos coming.

My point? Oh, yes. These lovely photos of all these delicious looking vegetables were taken by my boyfriend. He’s very good at taking photos. I don’t know that I’ve told you all very much about my wonderful boyfriend. Here is a little introduction. His internet name is MiCTLaN (sometimes with a 74 tacked on the end). He likes to take photos as a hobby.

That is a very tiny (think pinkie nail sized) frog on a large quarter. If you want to check out more of my boyfriend’s photos, you can check them out here.  There are a few that may not be appropriate for children.


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