Last week we decided to thaw some of our smoked turkey and make some delicious turkey, bacon avocado sandwiches. Although, I can't really claim to having "grown up" there, I did live there for 4 years, and the wonderful Fallbrook is the "avocado capital of the world". So, naturally I love avocados immensely.
For Christmas I got Nate a panini press, which made it extra easy to have delicious hot sandwiches to eat, but if you don't have a panini press, do not fear, here's a link to help you.
Turkey Bacon Avocado Panini
foccacia bread (of course, regular bread could work too - we used round foccacia bread we found from target's bakery, it was about the size of a plate)
4 slices of cheese (we used cheddar, I think provolone would rock though)
6 slices of bacon
1 avocado (make sure that its ripe!)
Cook bacon in a large pan on the stove over medium heat until slightly crispy.
Cut avocado in half, removing seed.
Cut slices of avocado (long wise), about 8 per half.
Scoop out slices with a spoon.
Cut foccacia bread in half, hamburger style (depending on the size of your bread you might have to cute it a few times hot dog style too, to get it the right size).
Layer bread with turkey, avocado, bacon and cheese.
Close with the top piece of bread.
Grill in your panini press (or other method) for about 5 minutes.
Dip sandwich in ranch dressing as you eat.
This sandwich tasted delicious hot, AND delicious cold the next day too. We didn't have any lettuce, so we ate these without, but I'm sure lettuce would be good to. And for those of you who like tomatoes, they'd probably be a good addition as well.
(Will probably make this again soon, and will make sure to take pictures)