Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Panini Love

I love gadgets and tools. My family always laughs at me. When my Mom says "have you seen......" my sister B will say "just wait, I'm sure Tami has bought it and will tell us all about it". They know me so well. I need to do some kind of Gadget Posts-using all the gadgets and tools I have bought over the years! I recently purchased a panini grill. I have been thinking about it for awhile. I kept thinking that I shouldn't-I could just use my stovetop grill with a brick. Well, that doesn't sound like fun, so while at Kohl's two weeks ago with Hermit Crab looking for college stuff, I saw a smaller one on sale, plus I had a 30 percent off coupon, so it was almost free! I broke it in tonight for myself. Dude is working, Hermit Crab is hot and crabby from working in the field and Drama Queen is at a friend's house to go to the midnight showing of Transformers. I have said it before and will say it again-I am a picky eater. I like plain, bland things and suffer from a lot of heartburn and other maladies of spicy/hot/different foods. I made my panini's with ham, turkey, cheese and a little butter and Miracle Whip. I picked up the cheese as it was said it was good for sandwiches. Nowhere does it really say WHAT kind of cheese it is, but looks to be some kind of Swiss. If Dude would have been here, I would have put onions and peppers and mustard on his, but I broke it in all by myself.
Yum, melty cheese. It was so good, I made another one! Well, I only had toast for breakfast, so I am sure I deserved two.


The garden is going crazy. My tomatoes have quadrupled in size in three weeks. The lettuce went so big it got a little bitter. I have cut it back to the ground to see if it will come back. The radishes are just about done and was thinking about planting more, but the zucchini and cukes are spreading to the area that the radishes were in. I picked some lettuce, onions and radishes and made a salad for Dude to bring to work today. The onions are so fragrent-I need to do something with them! Hopefully it will cool off a little tonight so I can bake. The bank thermometer said 100 degrees when I took Drama Queen to the dentist today-yuk! I much prefer it to be about 75 during the day and around 50 at night for sleeping. I need to move to that place.

13 comments:

Leslie said...

mmm.I love paninis!!! I am too cheap to buy a panini maker right now..So I made my own..a grill pan and a brick covered in tin foil.....works perfect! LOL

Wandering Coyote said...

Nice! I love paninis. I use a George Foreman grill and it does a pretty good job.

Donna-FFW said...

For dinner tonight I had a veggie panini!! I love them, yours sounds perfect. I am so jealous of your growing tomatoes. I cant plant a garden this year(due to the move), I will next year. Drive me some tomatoes will you!

Debbie said...

I am sooo looking for food that isn't too spicy and kind of bland, to make for my daughter in law next week, when I am in Connecticut. Her tastes sound just like yours and your recipes all look great...so you are my meal planner. LOL Thanks!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love all things gadgets too. Your sandwiches are perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Bob said...

Yum! I love panini but have only tried to make one once. It... it wasn't pretty.

Debbie said...

Your panini looks so good. I just saw that another reader uses their George Forman grill....I have one and will have to try that.

Heather said...

mmmmm. i love panini. my favorite is arugula, canteloupe and proscuitto... maybe with a little shaved parm. so good. so, so, so good. yours looks super delish!

Gypsy Girl Gourmet said...

Love Paninis! The one I am hooked on now is manchego cheese and pimientos. Sometimes I throw Serrano Ham in there if I have it. I use the weight of a cast iron skillet. :)

noble pig said...

Wow, your garden is going nuts. I'm jealous and I want a panini now.

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Robin Sue said...

Sadly I am a gadget freak too. There must a be a cure for this don't you think?

Spryte said...

*drool*

I LOVE panini!