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Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches With a Southern Accent

May 20, 2013 3:52 pm · Posted by Nancy Einhart

I always try to be a dainty eater, even when scarfing down a giant sandwich. But some occasions — say, afternoon tea at a fancy hotel, a bridal shower, a Southern funeral — necessitate a dainty sandwich. One of my favorites is the classic British tea sandwich with cucumber and cream cheese, but to give those flavors a little kick, turn to this recipe for Benedictine cheese sandwiches.

Invented in Louisville, KY, at the turn of the century by a woman named Jennie Benedict, this sandwich is like the green counterpart to pimiento cheese. The filling combines cream cheese, mayo, grated cucumber, chopped scallions, and just a drop of green food coloring. To see how to make it, watch my latest Between the Bread segment on PopSugar Live!

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posted by Jacomijn

This is what I used to make my kids for lunch when they were little - sackns. I had lidded divided containers to keep the bits and pieces separate:- carrot and celery sticks, with a little container of Caesar dressing for dip- small slices of meat (ham, salami, pepperoni) and cheese, and crackers to make "sandwiches"- gherkin pickles (they won't even LOOK at them now, but they loved them when they were kids, lol) and olives (for the one that liked them)- quartered oranges or chunky homemade applesauce- cookiesThere were never any leftovers :)I like Piper's idea for wraps too - I wish I'd thought of it when mine were younger, lol!


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