In the beginning, I made me a fabulous sandwich.
And it was good.
Then, a girlfriend challenged me to enter a sandwich recipe contest, and I remembered my sandwich. So, I wrote down the recipe, talked my husband into photographing it, and it was really good.
Here's the recipe I entered in that contest for my mighty fine sandwich, and you can make it at your house and enjoy. (And if you don't want to make your own aioli, Trader Joe's carries a nice one.)
Heavenly Havarti and Black Forest Ham with Apple Butter, Aioli, and Arugula
The velvety sweetness of the apple butter, the smoky saltiness of the Black Forest ham, the savory tang of the aioli, the sweet-yet-savory toothsomeness of the caramelized red onion slices, the crisp, fresh pepperiness of the arugula, the creaminess of the Havarti, and the buttery-crisp crunch of the toasted sourdough, all combine together for a mouthful of heaven, that pairs nicely with a glass of Saint Francis Old Vines Zinfandel.
So then I asked my friends to vote for my recipe on the St. Francis website, and many of my friends did, but some didn't really want to "like" the St. Francis wine app,
So, to reward those who already did, and to bribe those who haven't yet, here's the deal: if this sandwich ends up in the top ten of the entries, the recipe judges will judge it. And I really want it to be considered.
So, I've decided to resort to bribery: if you vote for my recipe, you might win some of my husband's exquisite, home-roasted coffee beans. And trust me, you want to.
"Like" St. Francis Winery.
Vote for my recipe, which is the Heavenly Havarti and Black Forest Ham with Apple Butter, Aioli and Arugula.
And then leave me a comment here on this blog, letting me know you voted for my sandwich.
On Nov. 14th, I'll get the Random Number Generator to decide who won the coffee.
You must be a resident of the US to win.
You can only vote once for the St. Francis contest, and only leave me one comment here.
If you've already voted earlier for my sandwich, let me know that. and you'll be entered in my drawing.
If you talk your significant other into voting, too, then you can leave me a comment for that vote as well.
One vote for my sandwich on the St. Francis contest allows you one comment here, got it?
Feel free to pin this sandwich on Pinterest, or share this contest on Facebook, or tweet it for me. I'd really appreciate the votes!!!
I may not lower your taxes, but a vote for me could win you a lovely cuppa joe!
and the winner is comment 25: Terri M.
Terri M, you have 48 hours to get back with me with your address. If I don't hear from you, I'll choose another comment.