Sandwich Season #HillshireNaturals

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For some reason, the warmer weather makes me want to eat sandwiches more often.  It’s a refreshing change after a long winter of soups and chili!  Now it’s time for picnic lunches and trips to the park.

Over the years, my sandwich preferences have grown and matured.  When I was in school, my mom packed my lunch every day, and I always wanted a ham & cheese sandwich.  It was the same every time- with mayo and yellow mustard on white bread.  I ate the same sandwich until I graduated high school- and yes, she made it right up until then!

In college, and then after, I never really bought much lunch meat.  Mostly for lunch I’d eat leftovers or whatever was in the house.  My kids all eat peanut butter & jelly, but I don’t like jelly, so I never do.  Every once in awhile I’ll get on a sandwich kick- when I was pregnant with the twins I could not get enough roast beef sandwiches.

The other night, we needed groceries and Aaron and I both didn’t feel like cooking.  He ran to the commissary and grabbed the stuff to make sandwiches for dinner, along with some chips and pickles.  When the kids sat down to eat, they were thrilled- they all absolutely loved it.  If I’d known something so sample would impress them that much, I’d have made sandwiches a lot sooner (and way more often!)

I usually grab my lunch meat from the deli counter, but Aaron picked up Hillshire Farm Naturals.  Their lunch meats are crafted to be both 100% natural and 100% delicious- and we weren’t disappointed.  With no artificial ingredients or preservatives and no added nitrates or nitrites, there’s nothing but natural goodness inside.  It’s available in four varieties: Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Hardwood Smoked Turkey Breast, Honey Roasted Ham, and Black Forest Ham.

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We grabbed both a ham and a turkey, and put them both on our sandwiches along with mustard, mayo, lettuce & tomato.  The next night was taco night, so the following day I used the last bit of lunch meat and some leftover guacamole for my sandwich, and it was AMAZING.

You can find Hillshire Farm Natural lunch meat at any Wal-Mart or find a local store using the Hillshire product locator (Naturals™ are found under thin-sliced lunchmeat).

What does your perfect sandwich consist of?

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