Tuesday, September 2, 2014

“Peppers, Onions, & Eggs Sandwich" With A “Peach & Mint Iced Tea” For "Wordless Tuesday"

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where I have a mouthwatering recipe or two which I know you have been waiting to try…….. Enjoy!

My recipe this week is my mother’s, “Peppers, Onions, and Eggs Sandwich.” I remember when I was young, my mom used to make this sandwich for us when we would go to the beach or have picnics. It really is a one meal sandwich. You have your peppers, eggs, onions, and it was all encased in crispy Italian bread or a roll. This is a great sandwich as you can eat it hot or room temp. What makes this sandwich irresistible is that when you take a bite of the peppers with onions it gives a sweet taste to the eggs. It’s also very juicy, which the Italian bread or roll soaks up some of the juices but if I were you, I would make sure you have a napkin and a fork to pick up every last piece. September is beginning but the weather feels like July, so I thought that you would need a refreshing drink a “Peach and Mint Iced Tea” So, this one hits the spot and it will cool you down! 

“Peppers, Onions, and Eggs Sandwich

Serves: 4

4 green peppers, washed, seeded, & sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 eggs, beaten in a bowl
1/4 cup of olive oil (enough to coat bottom of pan)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 loaf of Italian or French bread (rolls or ciabatta can be used as well)


Heat a large skillet over medium heat then, add enough olive oil to cover the bottom of pan. Now, add peppers and onions, stirring while regulating the heat so the onions will not burn. Sauté until the peppers have softened and the onions are caramelized. Then add the beaten eggs and continue stirring until the eggs are cooked and set. Next, salt and pepper to taste. Make sure all are combined. (just like scrambled eggs) Now slice the bread or rolls lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Next, fill the rolls or bread with the cooked mixture. You can wrap a cooled sandwich in wax paper and put it in your picnic basket.

*****Optional: You can sprinkle some grated Pecorino Romano Cheese on top of mixture or even put a slice of American or Provolone cheese in the sandwich. (if you eat it while it is hot, the cheese melts) You can also use red or yellow peppers if you prefer. 

“Peach and Mint Iced Tea”

Yield: Makes 8 servings

8 cups boiling water
8 tea bags
4 ripe peaches cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small bunch fresh mint sprigs
Sugar, to taste (if desired)

Pour the water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove and discard the bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Add the peaches, mint, and sugar (if using). Strain, if desired. Pour over ice.


I know that my readers have heard of my close personal friend Micheal Castaldo. I have written about Micheal before on my blog posts. He is an Award-winning song writer/producer, recording artist, composer, Italian Cultural Ambassador, and entrepreneur. He is performing at the SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) in New Jersey. Please take a moment and read through the newest Press Release. Don’t forget to purchase tickets to this awesome event that you will not want to miss! Thank you, from Micheal and myself. Ciao!!

                          In Celebration of the Italian Spirit Michéal Castaldo Plans,
                      Free Art Exhibit in Conjunction with His Concert, Sept. 21, 2014

Tamar Russell Brown, exhibit coordinator, shown here with two of framed original art entries that will be on display at SOPAC on September 21 in conjunction with A Musical Celebration of the Italian Spirit—A Feast for the Ears, Eyes, and Soul, Michéal Castaldo’s première performance at SOPAC

August 30, 2014 -Celebrated musical artist Michéal Castaldo has organized a special showcase of art that exalts the glories of Italy and her people. The exhibit of original artwork—created by 15 professional artists—will be on display in the Grand Lobby of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey, on September 21, 2014.

Artists selected to participate in the art exhibit will include renowed Italian artists Andrea Viviani, Claudia Giraudo, Dorianno Tosarelli, Giuseppe Bianco, Lido Bettarini, Pillino, Rubens Fogacci, and Salvatore Magazzini, all represented by the Just Art Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island; Italian artist Yleni Mino of New York, New York; American artists Colette Shumate Smith, David Smith and Luann Hume of Leominster, Massachusetts; Greek artist Iphie Burg of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; German artist Ilse Buchert Nesbitt of The Third and Elm Press in Newport, Rhode Island; and American editorial photographer Simao Ago of Newark, New Jersey.

The framed artwork on display will be part of a Silent Auction benefiting La Dolce Vita Foundation http://www.ladolcevitafoundation.org/ a nonprofit organization founded by Michéal Castaldo to grant severely ill children, teens, or adults with the ultimate “Joy Ride” in a classic, exotic, two-seat convertible roadster designed for Driving the Blues Away™.

The Art Exhibit is open to the public from noon to 8:30 pm. Admission to the exhibit is free. The Silent Auction winners will be announced at 8:30 pm.

The art exhibit is being held in conjunction with A Musical Celebration of the Italian Spirit—A Feast for the Ears, Eyes, and Soul, Michéal Castaldo’s première performance at SOPAC, which is sponsored by Investors Bank and produced by Majestic Castle Music, of New York City. There will be two distinctly different shows, a 2 p.m. matinee, and a 6:30 p.m. evening performance. Each show runs 90 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission.

Professional dancers from the Rocha Dance Theater will perform vibrant routines to compliment the songs performed by Castaldo, and The John J. Cali School of Music Strings will accompany Castaldo. Stunning visuals of beautiful Italian landscapes will appear on a large projection screen above the stage throughout each show.

Tickets to the Italian Cultural Event may be purchased at http://www.sopacnow.org/450/MichaelCastaldo where ticket prices range from $37 to $57. For more information, please call SOPAC at 973-313-ARTS(2787).

For questions and further details regarding the art exhibit, contact the exhibit coordinator, Tamar Russell Brown, at 718-974-3328 or tamar@sitkacreations.com

Contact Person:
Charlotte Jayne
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 631-256-6515

Till next time……Ciao! 

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  1. Good Morning Dottie ,
    What a wonderful sandwich and you can tell from the ingredients that it's delicious . What I like about this dish , you can have it any time of the day , even breakfast .
    For lunch or dinner I would add a little jalapeno to mine ;-D .
    The peach and mint ice tea is , 'Oh La La' , hit the spot with the sandwich .
    So happy for Michael , oh how I wish I could be there to here him in person .
    The tickets is quite reasonable for a gala event such as that one . How nice to have dancers to accomplish Michael and the other performers , what a great time will be had by everyone .
    What a wonderful idea and a thrill for the ill kids , teens and adults to take the ultimate 'Joy Ride' in the two seated convertible ... now my dear that will drive the blues away .
    Great post Dottie and thanks for keeping us informed about Michael , As my kids say ... he is a force to be reckon with , what a great voice he was blessed with . Thanks for sharing and blessing ;-d ~~Nee~~

    1. Dearest Nee,
      Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, "Peppers, Onions, and Eggs" are a favorite of mine. Love it on a crispy Italian roll. Yes, you can eat this at any time of the day and also room temp is good as well. I figured that you would put some "heat" on it. I will have to try this with some heat on it. I thought that the Ice Tea would be a wonderful choice with the sandwich.
      Yes, Micheal has been working very hard for this concert. He will be wonderful I am sure. It is my pleasure to promote this event for him. The other performers will be a fabulous touch to his concert! His foundation for the "Joy Ride" is his way of giving back to everyone. He is so very generous. Your children are correct, he is a force to reckon with and God did bless him so he can share his gift with so many people all over the world. Thank you for stopping over and hope that you have a blessed Wednesday!
      Dottie :). PS I guess you are glad the kiddies are back in school?

  2. This is one great sandwich! I love peppers and eggs together and never thought of putting on ciabbata. Can't wait to try this. Thanks! That sounds like quite an event to attend, wish I were closer!

    1. Hi Pam, Thank you for stopping in and your comment. I think this dish is one of my top favorites..Love it on a roll, as the juices flow, the bread soaks it all up...really yummy. I love it at room temp. You have to try it on a roll.Yes, Micheal's event should be awesome! He is a magnificent singer and his voice is like the heavens open up. Maybe someday you will be able to hear him in person. Hope that you have a blessed rest of the week! Dottie :)

  3. What a terrific sandwich! Loads of flavor. And the ice tea is the perfect beverage to accompany it. Really good stuff -- thanks so much.

    1. Dear John,
      Thanks for your comment, it is always good to hear from you..Yes, this Italian sandwich is really so good and simple. Isn't always the simple things in life that are the best? Love ice tea and I thought that this was a perfect fit with the sandwich, so we agree. So glad that you stopped over and that you enjoyed this post. Hope that you have a great rest of the week...
      Dottie :)

  4. Fabulous panino Dottie. I love peppers and onions with eggs. A filling and tasty panino. I had a few this summer. When it is hot it is much better something cold and fresh than a hot meal.
    Love your cocktail too very fresh and inviting. Your mums recipes are always really excellent. You have learned so much from her!

    1. Dear Alida,
      Thanks for the comment and stopping by...I knew you would love this recipe. Sometimes when it is hot, all the ingredients in a roll and I put a slice of cheese in the roll on top of the peppers, onions, and eggs..then the cheese melts and it is delicious! The ice tea is so refreshing especially on a hot day in the summer. Yes, I did have a mum that was excellent at cooking and I tried to learn so much from her...Thanks to mums! Hope that you have a great rest of the week...Ciao!
      Dottie :)

  5. My Mom always made us those same exact sandwiches - that photo took me right back to childhood - thanks! And the tea with it - yum! Also hope that things go very well for your friends' musical celebration!

    1. Hi, Welcome...thanks for your visiting and for your comment. So glad that I was able to bring you back to your memories with your mom. The glass of tea is a real thirst quencher for sure. Thanks about Micheal, I will tell him that you sent your well wishes..Come back anytime for more goodies...Have a blessed weekend...Dottie :)

  6. Once again dear Dottie your post brings fond memories. This was a favorite in my home; Friday nights, sandwiches for the beach and my dad would also make these sandwiches for going fishing. I loved pepper and egg sandwiches.
    The ice-tea sounds super refreshing. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Catherine, Thank you for your words...It means a lot to me that I post recipes and stories that bring back memories of times long ago for you and my readers. Yes, this was a Friday night meal many times...My dad used to go bowling in the city straight from work on Friday's and my mom would pick him up at the train station around 10:00pm. So she would make us these sandwiches and then we would all pile in the car and go pick up my dad at the LIRR train station. Friday nights were a fun night for dinner, my mom would make us not a normal sit down meal. (within reason) But this sandwich was a real special treat anytime my mom made it. Plus the ice tea is a perfect way to cool off with these hot days in September. Blessings to you and yours...Dottie :)