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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Simply, but Yummy Lunch

Last Christmas our daughter gave us a Panini maker.  Craig has always been a fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, and I really love Rubens. Both of which I have simply made in a fry pan.

The Panini maker added more options, but regular bread really flattens out way to much.  Also I followed the directions in the Panini cookbook and put olive oil on the outside of the bread which made it a bit "greasy" to me.

Recently, I discovered the perfect, easy, Panini bread.  English muffins!  They stand up to being squashed quite nicely.  I have also discovered that using oil on the outside is not necessary.

My latest favorite is Apple and Swiss cheese.

A thick slice of  Granny Smith apple give a nice tartness, and is a perfect combination with the swiss cheese.

Of course the same could be done with a fry pan and a foil wrapped brick.  You just have to turn them a few times.

I have been wondering if the panini maker was a worthwhile use of space and weight, but I have found it is great for making grilled veggies (wrap in foil,) and works for a  breakfast addition of frozen hash brown patties (defrosted in microwave first., and also wrapped in foil.)  Easy Clean-up is always a plus in my book!

Hmmm ...  What next?  Peanut butter and bananas?  Any suggestions?


Exercise Goal:
1000
 miles on the treadmill, 

miles Wednesday
miles Thursday
  
Total walked = 284.5 miles  Aiming for 500 miles by March 2011

Someday I will be hiking 1000 miles in National Parks!

Utah




7 comments:

  1. John likes cheese and bacon. I like cheese and onion. I like the idea of using English muffins.

    But then I'm bread free so off the menu until ....... ??

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  2. We love Paninis, but use a George Foreman grill..works just as good!

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  3. Never seen a panini maker. I have a George Forman grill, but using it is a pain because of the storage. I most often just rely on a frying pan. I love Rueben's too. I have ended up using the Forman grill for chicken quesadillas, but little else. :( Guess I'm just lazy about digging it out.

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  4. you touched on the wife's favorite... peanut butter and banana

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  5. I like grilled cheese and tomatoes, but the swiss and granny smith apple sounds really good. I'm going to try that. Thanks! :)

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  6. panini grills are perfect for grilling eggplant for sandwiches - very little to no oil required, fast, and not really necessary to brine.

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  7. I've always loved Italian Panini at the Spicy Pickle. It has salami and provolone cheese. Awesome idea on the english muffins. I'll keep that in mind.

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