Procrastination

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sometimes, procrastination is a good thing.

I made these sandwiches a few months ago, at the beginning of summer.  I loved them and knew I wanted to post them, but other recipes kept pushing them aside.  Some were recipes that used seasonal ingredients (like Blueberry Lemon Bars), some had seasonal associations (S'mores Ice Cream), and some had to be posted right away because of the story that went with them (Black Bean Burgers).  And all that time, the photos of these sandwiches sat on my desktop, patiently awaiting their day.

That day has arrived.  And here's why procrastination is a good thing: because if I'd posted the recipe right away, I wouldn't be staring lovingly at the photos today and remembering how awesome these sandwiches were.  And I wouldn't be drawing up my grocery list and adding ciabatta, arugula and goat cheese.  A word to the wise though – don’t wait too long before trying the recipe yourself.


Caramelized Onion, Arugula and Goat Cheese Sandwich
(adapted from Simply Life)

Makes 2 – 3 sandwiches

2 or 3 small ciabatta or sourdough buns
2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
4 large button mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 handfuls arugula
2 – 3 ounces goat cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat olive oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion and cook about 5 minutes, until browned.  Add mushrooms and cook 5 more minutes.  Add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, sprinkle with sugar, and mix together.  Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook about 5 additional minutes.  Set aside.

Slice buns open down centre.  Spread goat cheese on the bottom half, then top with arugula and caramelized onion mixture.  Wrap entire sandwich in foil and bake about 8 minutes.

24 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

A glorious sandwich, Beth. I can't wait to give it a try. I might substitute goat cheese with Feat since I just bought 2 blocks.

Gloria Baker said...

Im absolutely agree with you Beth this sandwich look amazing and is my type of sandwich!!

Valerie said...

I always knew procrastination had its perks! I could run away with goat cheese and live happily ever after (mushrooms too!). This sandwich is absolutely dreamy!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Terrific look sandwich! Goat cheese always gets my vote, and it pairs so nicely with caramelized onions. Not to mention sun dried tomatoes! Really nice combo of flavors - thanks.

Paula Montenegro said...

I pinned it before reading the post Beth! The title and picture was enough to know it's a recipe worth trying! Goat cheese does it for me, always.

Beth said...

Thanks, Paula!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Beth, absolutely wonderful sandwiches - I love the combination of flavors here - peppery arugula, sweet caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes and even lovely goat´s cheese! Just perfect, Beth!
Hope you had a nice weekend!

allieksmith said...

Um, YES! Procrastination is great in this case! I can't get enough of caramelized onions. Yum!

Chris Scheuer said...

Wow, this sounds wonderful Beth. I can see why you loved it, all the ingredients are wonderful and I can imagine together they are heavenly!

Julie said...

Delicious! I love these ingredients. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Barbara said...

Worth the wait, Beth. Your sandwiches look delicious. I always have some things in drafts and agree they often get pushed back by recipes I couldn't wait to post.

I Wilkerson said...

Yes, I have pictures like that too! These look delicious and I have all the ingredients except the buns!

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Oooo, at the mention of blueberry lemon bars, I clicked over. Will be picking up a lemon and blueberries tomorrow. These look delicious!

Jemi Fraser said...

Yummy! Need to pick up some ciabatta bread soon!

vanillasugarblog said...

ha ha!
yes procrastination is a very good thing when it comes to baking.
case in point: I forgot about a savory pie crust dough sitting in fridge for over a week. realizing not to chance using it in a pie I turned it into crackers! this is good!!

bizzybakesb said...

Now, this is truly a sandwich, one I would love to have in front of me, right this minutes.

cquek said...

Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

grace said...

caramelized onions are positively magical and i love them in this combination! worth the wait. :)

Juliana Levine said...

Beth, this sandwich looks delicious...caramelized onion and mushrooms all together with goat cheese and arugula...yum!
Have a great week ahead :D

Daniela Grimburg said...

I adore sandwhiches and this one looks soo good, Beth!
Caramelized onions and goat cheese, these flavors harmonize so well.
Can I have a bite, please ?? :)

Joanne said...

I'm a sucker for anything that involves caramelization and goat cheese. These sound fabulous!

Katerina said...

I wish I had this sandwich right now Beth! You have caramelized them beautifully and they look like they burst with flavors!

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Procrastination looks SO delicious here. =) What a perfect sandwich with such wonderful flavors!

Kayte said...

Oh, sure holding out on us and making us wait for THIS sandwich...wow does that look wonderful. I will try this soon...it's a ballgame weekend after all and this is just the sort of thing appreciated by all.

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