Saturday, January 30, 2010

The House Panini

Summer 2009:

2 slices of Italian Premium (No HFCS) bread
1 layer of thick whip mayo
1 layer of guacamole
1 layer of spinach pesto sauce
2 slices of tomato
3 slices of deli ham
A handful of tomato
1-2 slices of deli provolone cheese

The only guideline is that the thick whip mayo and tomato are next to each other, so that the mayo melts into the tomato and creates this amazing sensation. Oil both outer sides of bread with olive oil. Grill for 4-6 minutes on a panini grill.

Winter 2010

2 slices of Italian Premium (no HCFS) bread
1 thin layer of guacamole (by the way, NOT ala Austin Powers -- chop it up and make guacamooole out of it)
A good dash of grated parmesan cheese
3 slices of mushroom
3 slices of cucumber
A handful of spinach
Roast beef (if available, sometimes I do go vegetarian for my lunch)
1 tsp of dried basil (which go EXCELLENT on the roast beef, but I'll put it on no matter what)

Lightly oil both outer sides of bread with olive oil on a pastry brush. Grill for 3 minutes.

Please note that I bought that gorgeous plate at Tuesday Morning for (I believe) $1.99.

Vegetable chips make a great side (only about 1/4 cup), as well as a few cold cut sticks of carrots and celery.

I believe the guacamole is organic, but I'm not entirely positive on that one. All other things are HFCS free. Voila.

EDIT: You can do this at home, even if you don't have a grill! Simply grill it old-style on a saute pan. This sandwich costs approximately $2.25 in ingredients, not including coupons or sales. I've sold sandwiches around this quality for about $6.00. So...that saves you around $4.00. Frugal, anyone?

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