Drunken Goat Sandwich

It feels so warm and cozy when you pull a freshly baked loaf of bread from your oven.  Probably the smells remind me of my grandmother’s house.  My tireless babushka managed to build a perfect home with a capital “H”.  All of us –  her daughters, sons-in-law, grand-kids, and great grand-kids will always call her house our Home for as long as she is there.  I still remember waking up in the mornings to the aroma of her pirojki, with fire cracking in the old-style furnace.  These scents and these feelings live in my House of Dreams. One day I will be waking up my kids or grand-kids with freshly baked goodies in my own home… 

 …for now though, I’m just happy practicing in the rental!

So, I prepped a walnut raisin loaf yesterday and left it in the fridge for the final raise.  We have a serious problem with this bread.  It’s so tasty, we cannot stop eating it!  That’s a LOT of carbs to be consuming at once…  So, I have a wonderful plan to fill our tummies with healthier goodies while still enjoying the carbohydrate heaven.    

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  • 2 slices of walnut-raisin bread
  • 2 tsp goat cheese
  • ½ tsp fresh cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup mixed baby greens
  • 1 tsp vinaigrette salad dressing
  • ½ chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • ¼ thinly slices onion
  • 1 slice of bacon, cooked
  • ¼ thinly slices bell pepper
  • A few slices of English cucumber
  • Lemon peel


Toast the bread

Season the chicken and grill  for 4-6 minutes until ready.  By the way, I love my George Foreman with removable plates – so easy to clean!

Mix the salad greens (as well as cucumber, pepper, cucumber, and onion) with the salad dressing

Spread goat cheese on one of the toasts, spread cranberry sauce over it; top with chicken (and bacon), and cover with the greens.

Add some lemon zest on top.

Spray the grill with oil spray and grill the sandwich one more time.

Serve with fresh greens like carrots and cherry tomatoes, I also added steamed broccoli.