Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Easy Breezy Paninis

Did I mention that it gets hot in Tennessee during the summer?
It gets hot in Tennessee during the summer.

When I'm overly hot I really don't feel like cooking over a hot stove or oven. Who's with me?

Ok. So Anthony and I have discovered the easiest, yummiest summer recipe ever. Here's what you need:

a kitchen grill (you know, the cheap knock-off forman grills everyone has)
bread of any kind...Italian, preferably
meat of any kind--I prefer salami or ham, Anthony likes to mix both those with turkey
cheese--fresh mozzarella cheese is our preference, along with a bit o'provolone
olive oil
any sorts of dressing for a sandwich you prefer. Our favorites are
Trader Joe's green olive tapenade
pesto sauce
horseradish sauce
fresh basil leaves

Preheat Grill according to manufacturer instructions. Assemble sandwich any way you like (my preference is pesto on one side, tapenade on the other, fresh basil leaf, mozzarella, salami and ham) and brush both sides of sandwich with olive oil. Place on grill until your desired brown-ness is reached.

See? Easy! Check out that fresh mozzarella...



Vodka Mom said...

that looks incredible! I am going to try this over the weekend!!

unfortunately, i DO love food.

Tamela said...

haha Farm town is very addicting. They have another one out called Farm Ville..its starting to get addicting too! I hope I didn't start this addiction! :)

Brooke said...

i told jay that in the summer while cooking i get to knock down the temp at least two degrees.

or i could break out the foreman ;)