For a long time now, I've been wanting to make Vegan Yum Yum's Picnic Sandwiches. They just looked so good to me, and the idea of their epic portability reminded me of road trips and summer, and everything about them just seemed grand. A sandwich that is MEANT to be wrapped in plastic or foil and saved for later -- wow! Just the concept floors me. It's got fried zucchini, a sun-dried tomato/toasted pine nut blend, roasted red peppers, and baby spinach. All on French bread (or, you know, on whatever bread you dig). Doesn't that sound soooooo good?
It is soooooo good. But before I'd even tried it, I'd determined that it was the perfect thing for me to make to repay a minor debt I owed. See, at work, I take the Thursday lunch orders, then order it. Most people in the office are good about giving me their order in time. But one attorney -- who happens to be my favorite -- often doesn't. And then, at the last minute, I'll bug him about it, and he'll say, "Just get me something vegetarian!" See, that's rad. No one else in the office is like that at all. But he wants to eat healthy, and to him, that means vegetarian. That's not something you hear a lot of these days, I find. One day, though, I talked with him about ordering him some mushroom quesadillas from the place we'd be going the next day. Thursday rolled around, though, and he was out of the office. The schedule had him at depos all day. So I didn't order the quesedillas. He came in pretty late, like 4 PM, and he was kinda upset about it. I felt bad, and I told him I'd bring him something one day to make up for it, something he'd love. And knowing his tastes, and its portability, I thought this sandwich would be perfect. I wanted it to be something that didn't seem too difficult, either, because, you know, it's a work politeness thing, not anything creepy.
I was still rocking the zucchini, though, from my CSA, so I made bread. Can you believe I never made zucchini bread before? I'm actually not sure I've ever even eaten it before! But I'm determined that, by the end of this summer, I will make all the zucchini bread recipes I have. This time, I made the Zucchini Poppy Seed Muffins in 500 Vegan Recipes. What can I say, I like bread in muffin form.