Sunday, August 16, 2009

Try this sandwich!!

When I was a little girl, my grandma used to make pineapple cream cheese and we would eat it with potato chips. It was the perfect combination of sweet & creamy and salty & crunchy. I absolutly loved this treat, couldn't get enough! So, on "girls day out" with Fredde, when we had lunch at the cafe in The Market at Quail Springs, I ate a sandwich that immediatly reminded me of my sweet Grandma Betty.

They called it The Hawaiian and it was delish! I had to re-create this sammy! And, I have to say, I liked it even better at home! (My grandma would have LOVED it!!!)

You have to start out by making pineapple cream cheese. The already made kind at the store WILL. NOT. DO!! :)

All you need is 8 0z. of softened cream cheese and a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained. I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer and whip the cream cheese and then add the pineapple. Easy and yummy!! (You HAVE to try this with chips!! I'm not even kidding!!)

Next, toast 2 pieces of bread. They used potato bread, all I had at this time was wheat and it worked, too. I prefer to do this with butter on a griddle instead of a toaster, (you know everything is better with butter, just ask Paula Deen!).

Spread both pieces of bread with your pineapple cream cheese and then layer ham, lettuce, tomato and purple onion. Eat up!!

Now go make this sandwich, you won't regret it!!

Note: I made this again for lunch yesterday and put it on a croissant and it was awesome!


  1. Now THAT looks good! Salty and sweet is right up my alley, hmmm, excuse me - have to go add some things to my shopping list :)

  2. That looks so good!Got to write this one down. Good bye boring turkey sandwiches.

  3. Miss!!!!! loooooove it!!!!!! I'm going to the store tomorrow and I will be getting me some pineapple and purple onion!! I have everything I get to use "Minnie" pink Kitchen Aid mixer! :)

  4. Hey black Kitchen Aid is called Black Betty, like the song! Of course, that's what I call my car, too!! :)

  5. Yum, looks so good. I am a LOVER of sandwiches! Thanks for sharing this one. Can't wait to try it. Stopping in from SITS. BTW, we live just outside of Amarillo. That's aweful close to OKC in the world of blogging! Can't wait to check out your blog some more when I have more time.

  6. Oh I'm going to have this tomorrow. I often stuff celery with pineapple cream cheese and love it.
    Happy Twirls

  7. omg this looks so yum!!!

    Visiting from SITS, love the blog, totally following in hopes of more food posts, LOL!


  8. just wanted to say what a wonderful blog you have. Your pictures are stunning and I've really enjoyed having a nose around. Thank you and best wishes !

  9. Skree skree double skreeeeeeeeee! My tum tum is totally growling!
    I want to come to your house to EAT!
    Oh and my friend Jennifer and I were in the car yesterday and GIMME ONE REASON by Tracey Chapman came on and girl we made you proud. We car rocked it OUT!