A Great Cheese Sandwich

During the 1930s, the Continental Baking Company introduced sliced Wonder Bread to the world. Once Americans overcame their initial suspicion, sliced bread became quite popular. By combining a slice of bread with inexpensive American cheese, economically-minded cooks created affordable main dishes. The U.S. Navy offered open-faced, broiled cheese sandwiches on their ships during the 1940s.

For those who prefer a gourmet cheese sandwich to a grilled cheese sandwich, you’ll love this recipe:

Gourmet Cheese Sandwich

3/4 pound cream cheese

1/2 cup minced scallions

Sliced raisin or cranberry walnut bread

8 thin slices smoked turkey breast

Fresh Basil leaves

Mix the cream cheese and scallions together. Lay out the 8 slices of bread and spread a little of the cream cheese mixture on each slice.  Place a single layer of turkey on four of the slices. Cover the turkey with a single layer of basil leaves. Top with the other 4 slices of bread.

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