Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Panini- Italian

Okay so if one thing is consisent in our house, it's that on (most) Monday's we have Panini's. Thus the name, Panini Monday! When we first got married we wanted to settle into some routines that would hopefully make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Plus, I wanted to play Suzie Homemaker and make all sorts of delicious meals for my husband and I to enjoy. Well- not so much. In fact, there was more days of trying to decide what to have for dinner that by the time it was all said and done it was neither easy nor delicious. One week we tried panini's (thanks to the WONDERFUL bonus gift that we got with our stylish calphalon one cookware) and we were hooked. This is the first recipe we made and it has stuck. It is our go-to meal on Monday's and couldn't be easier. It's hard to screw up a sandwich, I haven't met one I didn't like!

It's all about the bread! (We favor Italian)

Then we fill it:

Provolone Cheese
Hard Salami
Sliced Pepperoni (Hormel Sandwich is our fav)
Hot Capiocola

(I add italian dressing and Pepperoncini's to mine)

Brush the bread with a bit of olive oil

Place on the pan (I preheat my panini pan on medium while I am assembling the sandwichs)

Press with the weight (or use a pan with a canned good on top)

Flip after 4-5 minutes when the bread gets browned and crispy.

Cook another 4-5 minutes on the other side

Cut in half (on an angle if you'd like) and Enjoy!

Be careful they're hot!

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