If Saucy wasn't so utterly committed to the art of cupcaking, then she would be a sandwich artist. And when she says "sandwich artist" she doesn't mean the kind who wear plastic gloves and load up the rolls at Subway, she means and honest-to-goodness, keep a blog about it, write a recipe book about it, sandwich artiste.
It may come as no surprise to you that one of Saucy's first jobs was in a delicatessen. Slicing and shaving the cured meats, piling them high on artisan rolls and breads - it's a passion. Saucy digs a savoury summer sausage or a spicy thuringer.
This sandwich was all about the chicken salad. Saucy admits to occasionally roasting a chicken for supper just to obtain the fixings for chicken salad the next day.
There's no real recipe for chicken salad like this... it just happens. Dice the cold chicken breast and toss with some finely chopped red onion and a chopped green onion. The dressing was simply Kraft coleslaw dressing (sweet and tangy) stirred with a generous squirt of prepared mustard, the juice and rind of one lemon, and a shot of olive oil. After the chicken and onions are tossed in the dressing, pile generously atop a toasted bun and crumble fresh goat cheese to finish. Freshly ground salt and pepper are a must on an artistic sandwich of any kind.
And yes people, that is a toasted hot dog bun. The hot dog buns from the local bakery are so soft and delicious that Saucy uses them as sandwich rolls all the time. Don't diss the hot dog bun... it takes a back seat to artisan rolls and fancy wrappers but it is tried and true. It's the perfect shape for a manageable sandwich for anyone.
You may also be wondering about Saucy's drink which was also delicious. Saucy had peach juice and a few fresh peaches on hand so she threw it all in the blender with an ounce each of Absolut Pear and Absolut Mango vodkas, twelve ice cubes and a shot of Torani mandarin syrup. A few good ice crushing pulses later and Saucy was in heaven.
What do you think, Reader? Should Saucy just stick to cupcakes?