Classic Ham & Swiss Sandwich On Rye

by Kate on September 4, 2015

Classic Ham & Swiss Sandwich On Rye -

**Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hellmann’s through their partnership with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own.

It’s September, you guys, and you know what that means. The kids are headed back to school! This time of year is bittersweet for me. I’m sure there are plenty of parents jumping for joy to have the little ones back in class. Me? I love those lazy days of summer with my girls home. No schedules, no rushing around. It’s all just sun and swimming, day trips and vacations.

But all good things must come to an end so off they’ll go. This year is a momentous one for all my girls. This is HB’s senior year!! Ahh! How is that even possible? I feel like only yesterday she was starting kindergarten and now she’s practically an adult. Yikes. It’s also momentous because Maddy is starting kindergarten and Molly is off to preschool, having never been away from home.

I know Maddy and Molly have both been looking forward to it but certainly still feel a little nervous about the start of school. New schools, new friends. It’s a time of wonder and excitement. I’ve been busying myself with buying backpacks, school supplies, clothes and new lunch boxes. In a few short days I’ll be busily filling up backpacks to be sure they have all they need to start their day and packing lunches to sustain them through that day.

I have such fond memories of my elementary school days. I loved opening my brown paper lunch bag to see what my mother had packed for me. There was almost always a shiny red apple or a cluster of plump green grapes, as these were my favorite fruits growing up. Beside the fruit would always be a hearty ham sandwich with swiss cheese, crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices on rye bread. A smear of mayonnaise was the perfect finishing touch on my favorite sandwich.

#AD Classic Ham & Swiss on Rye Bread - #SqueezeMoreOutThe best part of that brown bag lunch was when I would grab my napkin out of the bag. Once that napkin was unfolded I would find a little note from my mother. Sentiments of love, good luck wishes or simply, have a great day! No matter what the note said, it always brought a smile to my face. A little note in my daughters’ lunch bags is a tradition I now carry on.

This week’s grocery trip meant stocking up on plenty of sandwich making supplies to pack lunches for my girls as they head back to school. I went to grab a bottle of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, a sandwich making essential in our house. When I did, I noticed something new. The all new Hellmann’s Squeeze Bottle. It has a precision tip on it and a clean lock cap which means less mess and also means you can squeeze more mayo just where you want it. Right now you can even get a coupon to save on this nifty new bottle of Hellmann’s Mayonnaise by clicking HERE!

With the start of another school year, the new Hellmann’s Squeeze Bottle is designed to offer a better way make lunch tastier by getting more mayonnaise out without all the shaking, banging and mess, and with the same unmistakable taste of Hellmann’s. This newly designed bottle with its precision top makes topping a sandwich, salad or snack with a little extra love so easy. You can put the mayo just where you want it!

Not only can I tuck a little napkin note in my girls’ lunch bags this year, but thanks to Hellmann’s Mayonnaise I can even write it out on their sandwiches! I love how easy it was to write a little note or draw a heart. The girls got a kick out of my drawing on their sandwiches as we got ready for the first day of school. Talk about starting the day off on the right foot!

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Classic Ham & Swiss Sandwich On Rye

Classic Ham & Swiss Sandwich On Rye


  • 2 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices Virginia ham
  • 2 slices imported swiss cheese
  • 1 iceberg lettuce leaf
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann’s Mayonnaise


  1. On one slice of rye bread, arrange ham slices. Top with swiss cheese slices, lettuce and tomato slices. On the remaining slice of bread, using Hellmann’s Mayonnaise in the all new Hellmann’s Squeeze Bottle, write a little note with the precision tip and enjoy!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane (Created by Diane) September 4, 2015 at 2:57 am

I like no schedules and lazing around way better than all the hectic-ness the school year brings, but having a great sandwich like that would make it easier!


Kate September 7, 2015 at 10:27 am

You and me both Diane!


peter @feedyoursoultoo September 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

Such a classic sandwich and dressed up with the Hellmann’s.


Laura @ Family Spice September 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Oooh, I have a freshman in high school this year, plus a 5th grader and a 7th grader. I do miss the simplicity of preschool and kindergarten!


Kate September 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

It’s such an exciting time for them. I’m so happy for them


ChristineM September 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

love the notes you wrote with the mayo Kate, that is so cute!


Kate September 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

Thanks Christine!


Liz September 4, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Your classic sandwich would make a wonderful lunch for ME, too 🙂 Delish!! I can’t believe you have a senior!! xo


Kate September 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

I can’t believe I have a senior either!!! Thanks so much for your kind words


Tiffany@LivingSweetMoments September 6, 2015 at 9:43 am

My husband would love have this lunch on his desk… Can’t beat the classics!


Kate September 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

So true! I love the classics 🙂


Carrie @ poet in the pantry September 8, 2015 at 10:28 am

What a cute way to show your kids how much you care! Love it!


Kate September 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Thanks Carrie! They got a kick out of it as I was making their sandwiches


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