Prep. Time: 10 minutes | Yields: 8-10 triangles
- 1 leftover holiday ham (1 lb.)
- 1 package store bought swiss cheese (8-10 slices)
- 1 pullman loaf of your favourite bread
- 2-3 large pickles
- 3 tablespoons of grainy mustard
- 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard
- 1/4 pound of real butter softened
- To begin, start by arranging your ingredients and workspace. Plug in T-fal Optigrill and begin heating.
- Begin by slicing leftover ham (store bought slices is an alternative if desired) and set aside.
- Slice pickles lengthwise into about 4-5 slices each.
- In a small dish, mix both mustards together and set aside (add a spoon of honey if desired)
- Begin by using soft butter to cover two slices of your Pullman loaf and place butter side down on your cutting board.
- Start spreading mustard on the inside of your Pullman loaf. (Add more or less if desired.)
- Arrange ingredients starting with cheese. Place cheese evenly on both sides of bread.
- Next begin by adding the ham slices to both sides of bread as well. Add pickles next and combine.
- Place sandwich inside the T-Fal Optigrill and close. Allow for 3-6 minutes for browning on medium heat.
- Once golden brown, remove from grill and let rest for a minute.
- Begin cutting into triangles from left to right. Serve immediately.
Chef Paul Shufelt
- Peel yam and cut into 1 inch cubes
- Boil yams in water until soft (about 30 mins)
- Strain yams and allow to cool
- In a kitchen aid stand mixer with whisk attachment. Whip the yams until mashed
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on low speed until everything is incorporated
- Poor batter into Breville Smart Waffle Maker, and cook for 5-7 minutes
Chef Paul Shufelt
We love how passionate Food Writer and Cookbook Author, Julie Van Rosendaal, is about food and cooking. When it comes to holiday entertaining, everyone loves a little extra help in the kitchen! Julie shares with us her new favourite appliances that can help make you look like a cooking super star for the holidays. They make great gifts too!
Tis the season for holiday entertaining at home, and London Drugs has all the tools you’ll need to wow guests this holiday season.
Chef Paul Shufelt, one of Canada’s most celebrated Chefs, shares his popular Chai Eggnog recipe he’s created, which easily stores and pours for guests using the London Drugs Beehive Beverage Dispenser.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yields: About 1 lt.
- 15 whole cloves
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken up
- 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
- ½ tsp. whole black peppercorns
- 1 cup milk
- 4 Darjeeling tea bags (you can substitute Double Chai Tea if necessary)
- 4 egg yolks
- ¾ cup sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup spiced rum (optional, but hey it’s Christmas!)
- Fresh grated nutmeg for garnish
- Using a KitchenAid Architect Series Food Processor, combine cloves, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds and whole black peppercorns, and pulse to grind
- Heat the one cup of milk, adding the pulsed spice mix, then steeping the tea bags in for 4-5 minutes
- Remove from the heat and strain to remove spice mix and tea bags
- In a pot combine the egg yolks, sugar and salt. Add heavy cream and remaining milk, bring to a simmer slowly, stirring constantly to avoid curdling the mixture
- Once the mixture coats the back of a spoon it is ready
- Remove from heat and continue to stir
- Add the strained steeped milk and either serve warm or chill until cold.
- Add the liquor right before serving
- Garnish with nutmeg and serve
This month we are reviewing the book My Mother’s Secret by J.L.Witterick
My Mother’s Secret by J.L.Witterick
Franciszka and her daughter Helena, are unlikely heroines. They are simple people who mind their own business and don’t stand out from the crowd…until 1939, when crisis strikes. The Nazis invade Poland and start to persecute Jews. Providing shelter to Jews has become a death sentence, and yet Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny two-room house in Sokal, they cleverly hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen floorboards, and a defecting German soldier in the attic – each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander.
Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives – all under one roof – My Mother’s Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who choose to be extraordinary.
“My Mother’s Secret is a story about the bravery and compassion of a woman and her daughter during the holocaust. Although a short book, this book is poignant and amazingly powerful. Based on a true story, it is inspiring to learn that during this dark time during the world war 2, love and nobility existed. It was definitely a good read.” – Review by Maria
“Given the story content, I thought this would be a difficult one to read. On the contrary. It was an easy, yet inspiring and poignant read that actually uplifted me. Those who were going through so much suffering, gave what little they had, despite persecution and the threat of death. In a time of ugliness and hatred, compassion and kindness was not obliterated.” – Review by Susie
“It’s like many short stories that merge into one at the end. Although it is a touching story of the bravery and generosity of some people, I found that the chapters were too short and the stories were bouncing back and forth too often. Because the chapters were so short, it was difficult to pick up the story line before it went to the next story line. There could have been better descriptions/build up of the characters so that the reader can have more empathy for them.” – Review by Janice
Book of the Month
Every month we will be featuring a new book to be showcased in our Book of the Month. Staff members and friends will be reading the book and posting their reviews. We’d love to hear what you thought of these books as well. Post your comments and let us know.
London Drugs is proud to support Toys 4 Teens this holiday season
Every year, many parents struggle to afford gifts to put under the Christmas tree for their children. While toy drives are making a big difference in the lives of many of these children, the amount of gifts donated for tweens and teens always falls short of the demand.
We are proud to support Jack FM Radio Calgary’s annual Toys 4 Teens holiday toy drive. The campaign is part of the Salvation Army’s Family Christmas Assistance Program, which aims to put Christmas gifts in the hands of those less fortunate. Last year, 625 gifts, $4,500 in gift cards and $2,700 in cash was donated to Toys 4 Teens.