When we stopped for lunch. We decided on the Roundup Cafe. It is a cute little cafe that has great baked goods. In fact they come to the table with a little plate of mini muffins while you place your order. We both ordered soup and sandwich. The soup was broccoli and cheese. It was nice, thick and very creamy. The sandwich was turkey with avocado, tomato and cream cheese. I had mine on wheat bread and my friend had hers on a croissant. I really enjoyed this combination. They served bread and butter pickle slices to add to the sandwich. When you add the pickles it reminded me of jalapeno cream cheese. I couldn't wait to go home and try to re-create the sandwich with candied jalapenos. We didn't miss out on dessert. One of the regulars recommended we share a piece of Hawaiian Wedding Cake. So we did of course. It was so good. It taste like pineapple fluff on a moist yellow cake. So good! I am going to try to make that at home next.
Here is my version of the Roundup Cafe sandwich:
Gladewater Turkey Sandwich
4 slices multi-grain bread (I used 12 grain)
2 oz light cream cheese, softened
6 slices smoked turkey
4 tomato slices
1 avocado, sliced
kosher salt, to taste
8 candied jalapeno slices (or bread and butter pickles)
Spread each slice of bread with cream cheese, being carefully not to tare the bread. Layer two pieces of bread with turkey, tomato and avocado. Season tomato and avocado with salt. Add jalapeno slices and remaining slices of bread. Slice sandwiches in half and serve.
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Check out this previous post about
Cornbread Sandwiches and Jefferson, Texas.