Tailgate Hero

1-1/2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 tbs water
1 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Hero Sandwich:
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
One 14-16 oz loaf French bread
One 6 oz pkg Muenster cheese slices
One 6 oz pkg provolone cheese slices
One large tomato-thinly sliced
2 cups shredded lettuce

In medium-size bowl combine all marinade ingredients. Add cucumber, zucchini and red onion and toss. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. To assemble hero:

Cut French bread in half lengthwise; pull out dough, leaving crusty shell. Line bottom half of bread with slices of Muenster cheese. Drain vegetables from marinade, reserving marinade. Layer half the vegetables on Muenster cheese. Top with slices of provolone cheese. Layer remaining marinated vegetables on provolone. Top with sliced tomatoes and shredded lettuce. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Top with other half of French bread. Secure heros with wooden picks. Wrap in aluminum foil until ready to serve. Can be made several hours before serving and kept refrigerated.

Makes 8 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana