Seriously beauties how can it be Friday again, I feel like we were just here. I have a quick post for Foodie Friday today. I love to cook but I won’t lie usually by Friday I am beat and not interested in spending my evening in the kitchen. Friday and Saturday are my nights off and we usually either whip up something quick, go out or order in.
I have had this panini press for years, I am actually embarrassed to admit that the first few years it was still tucked away still in the box unopened. Well one night about 3 years ago I opened it and it’s been a getting regular use ever since.
You can change up the ingredients to what ever suits your taste. Another filling I like is pesto, spinach, provolone, grilled chicken and roasted red peppers. This go round I went with a twist on the caprese and added mesquite turkey. Don’t fret if you don’t have a panini press a George Foreman Grill, or even a skillet with a weighted press or another heavy skillet on top could work also. I prefer to get the meat ans cheese sliced at the deli counter but you can use the pre-packaged it doesn’t matter, hey even use left overs from a turkey or a baked chicken.
Sliced French or Italian Bread
Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
Fresh Sliced Tomatoes
Salt & Pepper
Preheat Panini Press or Skillet
Lightly brush both sides of bread with olive oil
Assemble (use as much or as little as you wish, I start with a layer of cheese, then a two slices of meat, tomato, a few basil leaves season with salt & pepper and a drizzle of the balsamic glaze followed by another slice of cheese)
Place sandwich on bread and press for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread browns.
Add a side salad and ENJOY!
Do you have a favorite Panini recipe? Check out what the other Foodie Friday bloggers are whipping up this week for their easy Friday night meals.