Two Totally Ridiculous Sandwich Recipes

If you read this blog a lot you know how much I care about food and about preparing food. I love to cook, and I love to cook for my family, but I have to admit that even I get in a rut sometimes. It’s hard not to when you have work and a busy family life. Sometimes it’s just easier to go with the same old thing you know everyone will eat. It’s hard for me to give myself permission to experiment in the kitchen. After all, if my family doesn’t like what I make then what was the point of making dinner?

My family still teases me about some of the stranger dinner ideas I’ve come up with. Don’t even ask about the time I decided Chinese Kale Tacos made sense as a way to use up leftovers. So, for me the key is to find recipes that are interesting and different enough that I don’t get bored making dinner, but not so weird that no one in my family will try them!

That’s why I’m loving Hellmann’s new Try Something Strange for Dinner campaign. They have a ton of fun, and slightly unusual, recipe ideas that I’m trying.

Here’s the first one I went for:

5th of July Sandwiches

5th of July Sandwiches

4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1 (24 in.) French baguette, split and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves, torn
  • 4 grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
  • 8 long dill pickle slices
  • 2 cups potato salad
  1. Evenly spread baguette bottoms with Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise.
  2. Evenly top with lettuce. Brush grilled chicken with barbecue sauce then place on top. Evenly top with pickles, potato salad and baguette tops.

5th of July Sandwiches

I never would have thought of combining the potato salad INTO the chicken sandwich, or using a baguette. The sandwich also made great use of the leftover chicken I already had.

Hellmann's Mayo

This weekend I’m having some people over for brunch and so I thought I’d try the YOLO Brunch Sandwich.

Yolo Brunch Sandwiches

YOLO Brunch Sandwiches

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. PLUS 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 8 slices frozen French toast, prepared according to package directions
  • 8 fried eggs
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices cooked bacon


  1. Combine Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with syrup; evenly spread on one side of French toast.
  2. Top 4 slices with fried eggs, cheese and bacon. Drizzle with additional maple syrup if desired. Top with remaining slices French toast.

Yolo Brunch Sandwiches

I paused a little at the idea of combining Hellmann’s and syrup, so I tried it first. I can’t explain it, but it really is delicious.

You can find more interesting and creative ideas on the Hellmann’s website.

Hellmann's Mayo Deal Coupon

As if getting out of your dinner rut wasn’t enough of an incentive, Hellmann’s is also on sale at Target, 2 for $7 on the Hellmann’s Real Squeeze Bottles. You know I love a trip to Target, especially for a great deal.

Check out the recipes and find your own great ways to get out of the boring dinner routine!

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