It’s back to school time after the holidays and we all know what that means: It’s almost time for Saarthrul’s Endless Harvest to begin. If anyone else is the mother to an ageless demon that once ruled over the dark kingdom of Naburath, you know how hard it is to get them to eat healthy when they know the Harvest is coming. It’s a constant back and forth. “Saarthrul, you’ve got to eat light before the harvest.” “I WILL TEAR YOU LIMB FROM LIMB AND SUCK THE MEAT FROM YOUR BONES AS SWIFTLY AS THE WIND MOVES THE GRASS, LAMB.” “That’s fine, but no sweets after.” We gotta do what we gotta do, right? Well, needless to say, this grilled tofurky florentine sandwich will have them happily tucking themselves into their own chains at night to stop from accidentally beginning the Endless Harvest before the New Moon of the Winter Equinox (which everyone knows would cripple the main source of their demonic power.)
Tofurky gets a bad rap amongst meat eaters, potential vegetarians, and servants of the Shadow Kingdom. But it’s actually pretty delicious! No complaints here, and Antoinav can’t taste the difference at all. In this recipe the tofurky is absolutely the star, but I love putting the oven roasted tofurky deli slices on any sandwich. I tend to gravitate towards 4-5 slices, but the boys prefer at least 6.
To start this KILLER gourmet sandwich off, we need to get those veggies ready, so wash that spinach and start chopping those mushrooms!
Is it just me or is there something so therapeutic about cutting mushrooms? The ease in which the knife slides through, the thick beautiful slices that you’re left with, and the way the whole mushroom keeps its shape if you slice it quickly. It’s my favorite part of cooking any mushroom dish. Saarthrul says he feels a similar thrill while tearing the flesh of those that oppose his will, and that when the Endless Harvest finally comes he will feel the bones of our Gods slice as tender as my baby bella mushrooms. Speaking of, when I said that I was using baby bella mushrooms tonight, Antoinav put on a valley girl voice, laughed, and called me “basic.” Sometimes I forget I’m living with an aspiring comedian until LOL moments like that happen! Never a dull moment in our house!
Once everything’s prepped, it’s time to throw it in a pan with some hot butter and start to sauté! (“Sauté, shantay!” LOL Antoinav is on a roll tonight. Nobody steal this material for when he gets a comedy special.) The veggies may take a few minutes but try not to get impatient and just start scooping those delicious mushrooms out as they cook up. Especially if you have a hungry little Skipper running around waiting for some food to drop! He just might burn his tongue! Last time that happened Antoinav had to take him to the vet. Then when Saarthrul sensed how scared Skipper was while in the vet’s office, he rose from the shadows and summoned the shrieking terror of a legion of Vol’Zealian banshees, which made the walls crack and cost us a fortune in property damage. Needless to say he was grounded for a week, but we let him off for good behavior since he was technically just trying to protect his lil brother.
After the spinach has wilted down and the mushrooms are nice and golden, make sure you have two slices of bread ready with cheese and tofurky on both slices. Slide those veggies out of the pan and onto the sandwich and close it up. Add a little more butter to the pan, drop in the sandwich, turn the heat down, and let it do its thing! Flip it once the first side is golden brown and then allow that cheese to get nice and melty.
Once both sides are gold, the cheese is all melted, and you can’t stand how delicious it smells anymore, plate that bad boy, cut it in half, and go to town! Then pop down to the comments to tell me just how much you loved this KILLER Gourmet Grilled Tofurky Florentine Sandwich! Enjoy Trishinators!!!