I spend a lot of time on YumSugar celebrating all sorts of gourmet indulgences. But it's not often enough that I pay tribute to one of my favorite and most simple foods: the sandwich. These deliciously portable meals come in countless forms, from humble PB&Js to international treats like Vietnamese banh mi. So this year I'm starting a new feature called 'Wich of the Week, where every Wednesday I'll feature a different sandwich I've eaten or prepared at home, complete with photos and instructions on how to recreate it.

I thought I'd start things off with the default turkey sandwich. I make this one when I want a good lunch that requires very little time or thought. It's turkey on multigrain, topped with sliced cucumber and cheese and toasted in the oven; I then toss on some sprouts for a little friction and avocado slices to hold it all together. To get the recipe, read more.

Daily Turkey Delight Sandwich

2 slices multigrain bread
2 tablespoons sweet mustard
2 slices cold-cut turkey
1/4 of an avocado, cut into thin slices
9 thin-cut slices of cucumber
alfalfa sprouts
1 slice of Swiss or mozzarella cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bread slices side by side on an oven-safe plate or baking sheet. Spread one tablespoon of sweet mustard (I prefer Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet) on one slice of multigrain bread.

  3. On the mustard-coated slice, lay the turkey slices, and arrange the sliced cucumber atop the turkey. Top with sliced cheese.
  4. Pop both slices of bread, with toppings, into the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  5. Coat the bare slice of bread with the remaining tablespoon of mustard, followed by the avocado slices. Pile the alfalfa sprouts on top of the melted cheese, and carefully place the avocado-covered slice atop the sprouts.

  6. Gently press the two slices together, cut in half, and enjoy.