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Friday, February 26, 2010

Panini Update

Back in the day (last year) I shared with you one of my kitchen purchases, the Griddler, aka, my Panini press (Insert 2/12/09 post here).

It is, to date, my most favoritest appliance ever! I do so much cooking on it, it’s such a life saver. It comes with 2 sets of plates: flat, for perfectly round pancakes & eggs & grill, for burgers, bacon & panini’s of course.

Realizing I posted my purchase a year ago, I’m disappointed I have not yet shared one of my meals on here. Boo me. Let’s go ahead & change that right now.

Last night, I invited Donnie & Addy over for dinner. But first, stop at our new Fresh & Easy for some yummy & very affordable focaccia rolls, ham, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Sounds good already, right? I know.
Once home, bust out the grill & prepare the sandwiches. I love the Panini press even more because you plug it in, turn it on, and you’re good to go in like 5 minutes max. Cut the rolls in half & spread on your choice of tomato sauce. I prefer marinara, but I had some tomato & basil sauce I needed to use up. Next, layer with meats listed above, sautéed mushrooms if you dig the fungi, & top it with both cheeses. Spread some EVOO on top & bottom rolls, and put ‘er on the gill (I forgot to take a pic until I put the last sandwich on, forgive the dirty grill plates).
Press down on the grill & that’s it. Let it cook for 5ish min, just enough to heat it through so the cheese melts. And there you have an amazing Italian gilled sandwich.

How’s your sandwich Addy? It’s bangin Auntie! Thanks ;)


rebecca @ older and wisor said...

The sandwich is bangin' auntie? Did I read that wrong?

p.s I'll buy one if you come over and make me stuff.

kevin and crystal said...

Looks great! I have been wanting one. Motivation!