Ham & Swiss Sandwich with Mom

Being a mom is serious business and I am so lucky to have mine. Mom is always there, a constant in the stream of life. So much so that it takes becoming a mom to fully appreciate what it is like to mother.

Mom always has the answer, mom would know what to do, mom would make dinner and fold the laundry. She was there every morning and every afternoon. It seemed as if mom had always been “mom”. As a child, I was always surprised to remember that at one time, she was a little girl just like me.

My mom holding my twin sister and I. I’m the one looking at the camera.

Now 8 years into motherhood, I know that it was no easier for her than it is for me. I don’t always know the answers, but I do love my children fiercely, in the same way my mom loves me.

My first day of motherhood.

Every day in high school, my twin sister and I would come home for lunch and I would eat a ham sandwich and we would talk about our day and discuss friends, boys, and teachers.


It was such a nice reprieve from the business of school work and after school jobs. So today, on Mother’s Day, I will do like I did then and talk to my mom (on the phone this time) over lunch with a ham sandwich. Love you mom!



Sliced Ham and Swiss Sandwich

  • 1 hoagie
  • 1 slice of swiss cheese
  • 3 slices deli ham
  • brown mustard
  • 1 leaf of romaine


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a hoagie face up on a baking sheet. Split swiss cheese in half and lay on one side of the hoagie. Place ham slices on the other half. Toast in the oven until the ham is warm and a bit toasty around the edges and the cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. Take sandwich out of the oven and move the ham to the cheese side. Spread mustard on blank side and add romaine. Close, slice, and enjoy!

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