Lunch at the office or on the run may be difficult during this period of Lent. You may be tempted to break your Lenten pledge by indulging in fast food, and there are many options available. Here is a quick and easy option for lunch that you may prepare the night before and pack in a zip top sandwich bag for lunch tomorrow. These cucumber sandwiches will enable you to keep your Lenten pledge and still have a tasty, healthy homemade meal at work tomorrow. You can store the remainders of this sandwich spread in the refrigerator to be used for a later date as it keeps well in an air tight container in the fridge.
Cucumber sandwiches recipe
Estimated preparation time: 10 minutes
2 medium cucumbers
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
Sprinkle of salt and black pepper (optional)
8 slices bread
Mix together the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl.
Spread the cream cheese blend onto bread slices.
Slice cucumber thinly on top 4 slices of bread and cover with other slices.
Shake salt and black pepper (optional).
The cream cheese mixture keeps for a week when refrigerated.
You may also use smoked salmon
To add some variety to your lunch menu try smoked salmon slices instead of cucumbers with the cream cheese spread.
If you are interested in a vegetarian bread recipe to go with this one check out homemade vegetarian bread in under 60 minutes. Here is a quick and easy homemade bread recipe that goes well with this one.
April 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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