Today I am teaming up with Jewel-Osco to share how I have been using their Primo Taglio® products to make my life a little easier.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco. All opinions are 100% mine.
Like many people, we have been quarantined at home for the past couple of months. One major change to having my husband, Charles, working from home is that we need to prepare many more meals at home. It was a fun challenge that quickly became a daunting task. Three meals a day, seven days a week, is a lot of work.
I have found that if I involve Charles in the meal making process, it goes a lot faster. But… his cooking stills are limited. Here is what has worked. Together we assemble a big board of sandwich making ingredients. We start with Primo Taglio® brand products including Pan Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef, Goat Cheese, Double Cream Brie, Mild Cheddar, and Provolone and arrange it on a big platter along with vegetables, mayonnaise, and mustard. Then we can assemble our own sandwiches. It turns mealtime into an activity we can do together and it takes most of the burden of the work off of me.
This is an idea that works well while we are staying at home, but it is also a perfect way to make summertime entertaining easy. It’s an easy way to feed a crowd without needing to cook!
We love Primo Taglio products because the brand, whose name means “first cut”, is made using traditional preparation methods and the finest ingredients. Primo Taglio products are made without artificial flavors or colors. Many of the meats are made with whole muscle meat and without binders or fillers. The cheeses are made using the highest quality milk and old world recipes. The result is a product where every slice tastes just as fresh as the first slice.
Plus I love that Primo Taglio is affordable and exclusively available at Jewel-Osco and at the Albertsons Companies family of stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb, and Vons. Jewel-Osco does offer delivery and I have been able to get Primo Taglio meat and cheese delivered to my home. It’s another way to make my life a little easier.
Another challenge that we have been facing is creating fun activities when every day is starting to blend together. That is why I recommend taking your meal outside!
In Chicago, we are just starting to have some warm sunny days and luckily we have a balcony where we can enjoy them. So we make our sandwiches and then have a picnic in the hammock on the balcony. It’s so nice to be outside and away from our screens for a while.
You might be wondering what happens with all of the leftover sandwich ingredients. This is the best part. We just keep making sandwiches until we use everything up! Then the sandwiches get individually wrapped and stored in the fridge. It gives us a grab and go meal that we can enjoy without making any mess in the kitchen.
We have covered many bases with this meal idea. It’s a fun activity, an easy meal, and a great way to get your household involved in meal prepping. Win win win!
You can purchase Primo Taglio premium quality meats and cheeses at Jewel-Osco and at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb, and Vons.
How to Assemble a Sandwich Board:
1. Start with great ingredients
You will want at least two meats and a variety of cheeses, vegetables, and condiments. Buy sliced Primo Taglio meats from the deli, this will save a lot of time. I used Primo Taglio’s Pan Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef, Provolone, Mild Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Double Cream Brie, and Colby Jack.
2. Slice the Vegetables
Slice vegetables like tomatoes, avocado, and cucumber. Wash and break up leaves of lettuce so they are perfectly sandwich sized.
3. Start Arranging
Roll up or fold the slices of meat and arrange them on a large plate or platter. Then add the cheese (you can slice it in half so it fits the inside rolls better). Lastly, fill any remaining spaces with the sliced vegetables and small bowls with mayonnaise and mustard.
The trick to making a beautiful sandwich board is to make it plentiful and to fill up all the space. Then place sliced rolls in a large bowl.
4. Assemble Your Sandwiches
Get creative! I like to use pan roasted turkey, cheddar, tomato, cucumbers, avocado, and lettuce with some mayonnaise. Charles loves roast beef with brie, mustard, and tomatoes.
We do keep making sandwiches until we use up all the ingredients. When we do this we make sure to place the vegetables between the meat and cheese to prevent the bread from getting soggy.
5. Wrap and Store Extra Sandwiches in the Fridge
I like to individual package up each extra sandwich so that Charles and I have a grab and go lunch ready for the next few days.
I hope that this idea will make your mealtime a bit easier and more fun!