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Lunch at Quilly’s

Reinventing the Sandwich!

I had a luncheon the other day and it was a total blast! invited me to participate in the Kraft Foods Ultimate Sandwich Makeover House Party™.  They sent me yummy Sandwich Shop Mayo, Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats, and Kraft Big Slice Cheeses. I supplied a table load of salad, fruit, chips and sandwich making goodies.  Nine of my girlfriends showed up for the feast.

This is what it looked like:

Check out the Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats — thick, juicy slices just like you’d serve from home roasted meat. On this platter there is ham, turkey and chicken. Yum!

And here we have the cheese. This platter has a mixture of Cheddar, Swiss, and Pepper Jack.  These are big slices of all natural cheese, just like you’d get from the deli!

Becce made the first sandwich. She named it Large. The ironic thing is it is one of the smallest and most traditional sandwiches re-invented!  There’s turkey, Swiss cheese, peperoncini,tomato, lettuce and dill pickle.  Becce used the Herb and Garlic Sandwich Shop Mayo.  She said it wasn’t the size of her sandwich that was large — it was the flavor!

Because I had the party during Lent and served ham, Rosalie named her sandwich the “Goyim Special”.  She built it with ham, Swiss Cheese, lettuce, onion, dill pickle, tomato, and the luscious Horseradish Dijon Mustard Sandwich Shop Mayo.   Wouldn’t you just love a bite?

Mona is a vegetarian.  Here is her Cheese Sandwich Deluxe.  She built it with Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Bleu cheeses, French Fried Onion Rings, lettuce, red pepper, and the Herb and Garlic Mayo.  She said it was the best cheese sandwich she’d ever had.

I didn’t get everyone else’s sandwiches photographed before they were gone!  I purchased several kinds of bread and Irene chose Sourdough for her chicken, tomato & pepper jack sandwich.  She also used the Garlic and Herb Sandwich Shop Mayo.  I wish I had a photo of April’s “Noah” the sandwich she made from “two of everything!”  Ardi’s Ham & Turkey Bleu Duo looked so yummy I copied it, although I crossed it with Mona’s cheese sandwich by adding Swiss and Pepper Jack cheeses as well.  Torrey made a Turkey Swiss Garden Sandwich — it looked kind of like a salad between two slices of bread.   Ruth Ann used the tiny slices of cocktail rye bread and made herself three different sandwiches, one from each meat.  She called them the “Baby Ruth’s”. (There was no chocolate and no peanuts in any of them. ) provided me with wonderful reusable, insulated lunch sacks, a sandwich makeover recipe booklet, AND wonderful coupons to give to my guests as party favors.  Plus, I purchased 3 bottles of Sandwich Shop Mayo and gave them as door prizes.  My guests are still raving about my wonderful party.


If you’re feeling left out, you can enter to win your own insulated lunch sack, a recipe book, and coupons.  All you have to do is tell me how you’d reinvent your favorite sandwich using Sandwich Shop Mayo, Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats, and Kraft Big Slice Cheeses.  Don’t forget to give your sandwich a name!  (Coupons valid only in the USA, FPOs & APOs.) Contest closes Saturday, April 30th, at noon PDST. The winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on the blog shortly thereafter. Happy Drooling!

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. ok my sandwich would have:

    7 grain bread, the sandwich shop hot and spicy mayo, kraft pepper jack big cheese slices, kraft carving board roast beef (if there is such a thing) or kraft carving board ham if not. to all of that i would add field greens, beefsteak tomato, dill sandwich slices and black olive.

    i would call this rig the “hotsy-totsy”!

    1. Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats — turkey, chicken, ham, roast beef. Except the store where I purchased mine was all out of roast beef. Boohoo!

      Kraft Big Slice Cheeses — Pepper Jack, Cheddar, Swiss, Colby

      Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo — Olive Oil & Cracked Pepper, Chipotle, Garlic & Herb, Horseradish Dijon, Hot & Spicy

  2. Open face Peppridge Farm Sandwich Thins, spread with Chipotle Kraft Mayo, then topped with Carving Board turkey. Top the turkey with a juicy slice of tomato, then add a slice of Kraft Pepper Jack cheese THEN….lightly toast to melt the cheese. Yumo. I call this one the “Spicy Turkey Melt”.

    Looks like a lovely party you hosted. Great idea.

    1. Nessa — I got them from a second hand store called Castaways, but they had Princess House labels on the bottom. I wish I had more.

  3. Wish I’d seen this post before I made dinner (or supper) last night … They all look so cool and inviting. Excellent hot weather sandwiches, no steaming up the kitchen to put these together, either.

    1. Peg — if you’d entered the giveaway contest (so far only Church Lady your sister has) could be well on your way to eating sandwiches like these for half the usual price.

  4. What a fun idea. I almost never eat bread or sandwiches these days, but I love any excuse for a party. In the old days in the city, I often had pot lucks. Always fun to have lots of variety and let other people do much of the cooking.

    Thanks for your visit yesterday. I’m getting such joy out of the bird feeder that I splurged and ordered myself a humingbird feeder too and will hopefully get it put up next week. I don’t usually suggest that people visit my posts, but if you missed Wednesday’s photos, you might enjoy the visitor I had that day to the feeder.

  5. Hmmmmm …. I LOVE Horseradish but not Dijon. Why oh why did they combine the two? Okay …. I’m going to venture into foreign territory here:

    I would chop up some of the ham and scramble it into srambled eggs with chopped onion, tomato, jalapeno and shredded cheddar, pepper jack, and colby cheeses. Take a whole grain tortilla (warmed) and spread chiplotle mayo and guacamole on the tortilla. Lay the eggs down the center. Top with salsa and a bit more shredded cheese. Roll it up and serve burrito style.

    And call it …. Beth’s Breakfast Bliss

  6. I have never heard of this! What a clever idea! I can see why everybody had such a great time. You do come up with the most fun things to do.

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