There's something undeniably satisfying about a sandwich. They remind us of those packed lunches mom used to make, back when we sat down in the school cafeteria to eat two slices of bread pressed together with a surprise in the center. No matter how old we get and how our palates change, we never seem to tire of whipping up and biting into a stack of meat, bread, cheese, and condiments. With the right recipe, they are affordable and easy to assemble. Plus, the texture, flavor combinations, and customizations are endless. And when you have places to go, people to see, deadlines to meet, and no extra time for cooking antics, sandwiches are the ideal solution for easy on-the-go fuel.
We're not talking about your standard PB&J or ham and cheese sandwiches (although we still love those OGs). We've got more grown up sammies top of mind. With a little help from Fern Green's inventive recipe book, Melts, we've lined up three sandwich stunners. These recipes cover savory to sweet flavor profiles, and even venture beyond breaded to a cauliflower-waffle stack. The ahead mashups are creative and crave-worthy — not to mention easily wrapped up in some aluminum foil, placed in your purse, and toted to where ever the sunny days ahead may take you. Scroll forth for a delicious dose of summer sandwich bliss!