Rise 'n Shine

There's a reason that sandwiches seem to be the universal lunch item. They are packed with just about everything you need to keep you going, fast and easy to make, and great for taking with you for a lunch on the go. Well, why should these great advantages be limited to the lunch hour? This month, we begin a series on sandwiches in the morning.

Our featured sandwich this month takes the concept of an "everything" bagel and embellishes it! Instead of a bagel with cream cheese, this nifty sandwich helps you start your day with some fruit, a couple of slices of delicious smoked turkey, a simple poached egg, and a slice of baby Swiss cheese. Some extra kick is added with a nice helping of honey mustard -- pick your favorite brand.

You can save yourself a lot of time by taking advantage of the new microwave egg poachers available in various department stores. They can easily poach one or two eggs in about 1 minute and cost under $5 in most retail stores. If you opt to go this route, the most challenging aspect of this sandwich is deciding which end to start on!

Bagel with a Little of Everything!

  • 1 large bagel
  • 1 tsp. honey mustard
  • 4-6 thin slices nectarine
  • 2 slices deli-thin smoked turkey
  • 1 egg, poached
  • 1 thin slice baby Swiss cheese

Slice the bagel into two evenly sized halves. Toast in a toaster oven or large-slot toaster. Slather the honey mustard over the bottom half of the bagel after it's toasted.

Set the bottom half of the bagel on a serving plate. Layer the nectarine slices, smoked turkey, poached egg and Swiss cheese over the bagel. Top with the crown of the bagel. Serve immediately with fresh fruit juice and coffee, if desired.

  • Yields: 1 serving
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

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