Somewhere between 6 and 8 years ago, my mother in law bought us a George Foreman grill for Christmas. I often make toast from my homemade bread in the George (as we affectionately call it), since my bread is usually either too thickly sliced or too small dimensionally for the toaster. Trust me, since it comes pre-buttered, it's wonderful with eggs.
Of late, I've been seeing lots of people making paninni (or is it pannini? I'm confused by that spelling). When I study the pictures, I realize that's just a fancy name for grilled sandwiches. I love grilled cheese with tomato, grilled ham and cheese, whatever. So, for lunch yesterday, I made these for us.
Slices of turkey and ham with cheddar cheese and spinach, assembled on cute little pieces of sour cream bread, and grilled. I guess it qualifies as paninni. I served them with a boatload of sweet pickle chips, another thing I just adore, and everyone was happy. And when I told my dearly beloved that these now have a fancy name, he gave me a very (un)enthusiastic, "So?"
And since it was a cold, rainy day, a hot sandwich makes the world a friendlier place.
From this lazy girl's kitchen to you, Happy Tuesday. Enjoy a paninni, made in the George Foreman grill like mine, or in a real paninni maker if you're fancy.