Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ham & Cheese Sandwich

There are some days of the week when you are just on your toes all day. I was having one such day. By the the time I was out of my office, I was very tired (almost zombied), hungry and no energy left even to drive back home, forget about cooking a meal after that.

Stuck in a traffic on the way back home I was thinking, back in India if would have had such a day, then when I came home, my mom would have got me a nice warm cup of tea followed by a nice dinner and a good night's sleep! 

What a comforting daydream......but got back to reality pretty soon as the guy behind me honked quite hard asking me to move forward (The traffic lights were green!!).

Poor me!!

I started driving again and said to myself well mom is not here...my husband is away for the whole week!!...I am alone at home..its cold and wet outside and I still need to cook something (how depressing can it get!!).

I tried to console myself, you are alone, tired, hungry and depressed, you have every reason to pamper yourself. So what do you do when you are depresed... you eat chocolate! Ah! As if I got back some strength..ok! Its working..feeling better. So I got my dessert sorted! I have some homemade choco-nut fudge in the fridge goes very well with a cup of black coffee.

Whats left is main course. I started thinking what's left in my fridge..I have some cheese, some leftover meat, some tortilla (and some other leftover ofcourse!!). That's it! Sorted!

Its going to be a warm ham and cheese sandwich. Takes 5 minutes to be ready and it also means I don't even need to waste time in the supermarket, look for parking, stand in the queue..etc etc. Not now at least!!

The thought of soft melted cheese coming out of crispy tortilla made me drive home faster than I thought!! Lucky that the traffic later wasn't so bad.


1 Tortilla 
2- 3 Slices of ham (or any cooked meat)
3-4 Tbsp grated hard cheese 
1 Green chilli chopped (optional)
1 Spring onion (chopped)
Butter/oil for frying


Heat the pan, brush the tortilla with some oil on one side only, place it on the heated pan. Lay the ham slices on one half side of the tortilla. Spread the grated cheese on top of it, then the chopped green chillies and spring onions. 

Fold the other side on top of the cheese, press and turn it on other side, cook for another minute. Serve hot and Enjoy.


  1. Weekdays for a working woman is like the dog days of summer! I should know since I was a working woman until I had my baby boy.
    Lovely Ham and Cheese Sandwich! But I am eying the dessert that I would so love to have with Green Tea!

  2. You are so right! Thanks, I will upload the dessert recipe soon.

  3. Looks very easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nice sandwich! And very easy to make.