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Toasted Deli Melts

First of all, to all my fellow depressionists, depressioners, depression people, oh whatever…you know who you are:

Today in Hutchinson KS  the SUN WAS SHINING!!!!  Did you soak up some of that glorious Vitamin D?!  If not, you should have!!  I opened all my curtains and literally turned my recliner around so that I would face the sun today.  Oh, man, did it feel good.  It  just made me want to smile, despite how cold it was.  Who cares!!  THE SUN WAS SHINING!!  YEAH!!

And for those of you who didn’t know, the sun and all it’s glorious natural Vitamin D is fantastic for people dealing with depression.

And I read some in the book of James…such a great book for people dealing with troubles and issues and depression.  Good stuff in there!  Go read the first chapter and be inspired.

I’ve got a whole passel of kiddos over here tonight.  Three out of the four Keele kiddos (our Sr. Pastor’s kids) are staying with us tonight.  Their original babysitting arrangements fell through, so I’m glad they know they can depend on us in a pinch.  Wow it’s like a slumber party!!  Only it’s on a school night so they have to go to bed early – YEAH!!  lol

We had homemade Pizza and Snickerdoodles, so I’m sharing with you what I had for lunch:  Toasted Deli Melts

  • 1 bagel, split in half
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2-4 Tbsp salsa
  • your favorite deli meats
  • your favorite cheese
  • sliced onion
  • sliced tomatoes
  • House Seasoning

I had a couple slices of honey turkey, Virginia Baked ham, salami for my deli meat choices, and  provolone, and swiss for my cheese choices.

Mix together cream cheese and salsa.  Set aside.  Butter each side of bagel (or spray with butter flavored Pam if you’re trying to be a little more healthy) and toast under broiler.  Spread each side with desired amount of cream cheese mixture. (I actually skipped this part today because, 1) I didn’t have cream cheese. 2) I really am trying to cut back where I can).  Next layer with your deli meats.  Top with a desired amount of slices of onion and tomatoes.  Broil again for about a minute or just to heat up the meat.  Take out and top with a slice of your favorite cheese.  Sprinkle a little House Seasoning on top.  Broil again until cheese is melted.

This is after it’s been in the broiler for  a few seconds

And this is the one with Swiss Cheese

And this is the one with Provolone.

My mom and I came up with these after eating something like these in a little shop in downtown Tahlequah, OK when I was in college.  So good!!!

Here’s the whole bunch (except lil’ Savannah – and for the record, she was crying when they left because she wanted to stay with Aunt Shara, too!)

P.S. If you’d like to give my Snickerdoodles a try before making them yourself, come to the Thailand Presentation tomorrow night at Crossroads, 6:30pm.  You can see and hear all about the trip our pastors (my hubby included) and a few other’s from our church took last fall.  And then you can stay for some cookies, mine included 😀

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