Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I used some garlic sour dough bread, tomato basil pesto, munster cheese, smoked turkey, and a cold tomato.
First, butter the bread on the outside portion, then apply the tomato basil pesto, add the cheese and turkey, then put it on a pan. The trick to making paninis versus hot sandwiches (ie grilled cheese) is that you use a large pan/pot filled with water to set on top of the sandwiches to squish them down while you are grilling them. Keep the stove on a medium-high heat for munster cheese--if you have a harder cheese, you may need to use a lower temperature. Of course, you'll want to have the pan hot before you put your sandwich on so it'll get nice and crispy. This will give you the nice squished/crunchy effect. Flip once it's golden. Then cut them in half and put in a tomato slice. Awesome. We've eaten them the past few nights (I've been on a panini kick).
Even Bella loves these. (She also loves her sugar-free girl scout chocolate chip cookies. I think I need to stock up on those for the year--who knew girl scouts did sugar free cookies?)
Serve with the paninis with green tea and tomato soup or pirate's booty (Trader Joe's white cheese puffs).
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
On my "to do" list is a new bath stopper for our tub. We have one of the push-button-suction types and it's horrible. Ours has a sweet-spot that you have to find, otherwise it keeps popping back up like those little gophers at the arcade. Bella likes the join in one the fun and finds it humorious to push on it (and make it pop back up) once I finally get it situated. I hate to say it, but she has her mom's sense of humor.