This may be one of my favorite school lunch ideas of all.
Slice a baguette, then pile on the toppings to make instant open faced sandwiches the whole crowd loves. Not bad for about 2 minutes’ work.
BROILED BAGUETTE MINI SANDWICHES
Ham & Baby Swiss with Sliced Pickles
Instructions: Fold a piece of ham (I like the nitrate-free kind), then top it with half a slice of Baby Swiss cheese (which has a less intense flavor than regular Swiss). Put in the broiler for one minute. Top with sliced baby dill pickles.
Pesto and Mozzarella with Diced Tomatoes
Instructions: Slather a bit of fresh pesto on a sliced baguette, top with half a slice of mozzarella and broil for one minute. Add diced tomatoes.
NO BAKE BAGUETTE MINI SANDWICHES
Avocado & Strawberry
Instructions: Just mash an avocado, sprinkle on a little freshly squeezed lemon juice then layer sliced strawberries on top. (Tip: Use an egg slicer to get thin slices instantly!)
Salted Butter with Salami & Cheese
This one’s the easiest — and maybe my kids’ favorite. Soft butter goes right on top, with a couple slices of salami nestled alongside. Tuck in any kind of cheese and lunch is on its way.
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