If there is one thing that I can truly say is the whole truth and nothing but the truth about my family’s eating habits, it would be that we are totally sandwich people.
Beyond a doubt, if there is nothing made for supper or we are in a rush, we turn to making sandwiches – and there is nothing Mr Magpie loves more than a clubhouse sandwich. So for my next recipe featuring the new Dempster’s Honey Wheat bread, I knew that I wanted to talk about making clubhouse sandwiches.
Now I know that I titled this post the ULTIMATE Clubhouse Sandwich and let me take a moment here to explain what that actually means.
It doesn’t mean that you build the craziest, most impressive clubhouse sandwich that you can’t even fit into your mouth.
It doesn’t mean that you put a doughnut on top. (However, now I want to try this…)
The Ultimate Clubhouse Sandwich is one that your kids are actually going to eat.
I can see allllll of you parents nodding your heads in agreement.
What is the point of building a “true” clubhouse sandwich if your kids aren’t going to eat it?
My daughter’s idea of a clubhouse does not have bacon. It would have cheese and turkey, maybe ham and MAYBE, just maybe, some lettuce on it. Mayo? Holy Dinah, forget it! Not happening.
Mr Magpie’s ultimate clubhouse sandwich has Gherkins pickles on top, because those are his favourite and he likes how it feels like a restaurant clubhouse sandwich.
That man makes one mean clubhouse sandwich!
Mine is messy. I build it up and it’s never pretty, because I’m usually trying to get the family fed and moving on to whatever we have to do that evening.
Now, while most people use white bread for their club, the new Dempster’s Honey Wheat was AMAZING. Just that right balance between white flour bread and grainy bread, with the addition of whole wheat and Canadian honey to it.
While the photo above may show the prep of only one clubhouse sandwich, I wanted to show how you can make a “build it yourself” board. The kids can choose whatever they want to put on their own sandwich and in essence, make their own dinner. You can have all sorts of healthy items, from tomatoes to avocados (and I have even put alfalfa sprouts on mine before, delicious!) . We buy the deli meat that uses natural preservatives and bacon? There’s always the option for turkey bacon!
So the Ultimate Clubhouse is one that your entire family gets to enjoy – although I am rethinking that whole concept of a doughnut on top of it. It doesn’t have to be the prettiest, or the exact way that recipes tell you to make it. If your kids want it to be two layers, let them build it and tell them it’s the best clubhouse ever, because if they are eating it, who cares that it’s traditionally three layers.
On a personal note : I don’t think I can ever eat a clubhouse sandwich again without avocado. There is something so perfect about it that even Mike eats it now, the man that wouldn’t change the way he made his clubhouse sandwich since I met him!
So while this isn’t really a recipe and more of a how-to, I’ll still write out the ingredients below. Have fun with this, you guys! Building your own Ultimate Clubhouse Sandwiches for dinner is going to seriously be a lifesaver for you!
What do you guys tend to put on your clubhouses? Anything new that I should try next time?
Happy cooking babes!
This post was sponsored by Dempster’s. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
- 12 slices Dempster's Honey Wheat Bread
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- 8 slices Black Forest Ham
- 8 slices smoked turkey meat
- 2 avocados sliced
- 4 large pieces of lettuce
- 4 pieces Swiss cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Toast all 12 slices of Dempster’s Honey Wheat Bread.
Place mayo on the bottom slice of the sandwich, then place 2 pieces of bacon on top, followed by a piece of Swiss Cheese and tomato slices.
Top with another slice of bread. ( mayo optional on this piece)
Lay 2 slices each of ham and turkey on top of the toasted bread, followed by the avocado and the lettuce.
Spread mayo on the last piece of bread, then place on top.
Cut in half (or 4 pieces traditionally) and hold together with large toothpicks.
Repeat with the other sandwiches, tailoring each to your desired tastes.