While I was visiting my mom a couple of weeks ago, we were flapping our mouths about all sorts of things.... family gossip, tv shows, movies, etc., just like normal and eventually the talk turned to food.
Also, just like normal.
It turns out that she had just bought another Panini maker, because she thought the other one she had was too small. So, she offered me her old one and not being one to turn down free gifts from mom, I took it home.
She also gave me this book:
When I got home, I started looking through it, while I was watching some random movie and eventually I wasn't even paying attention to it.
I started marking page after page after page, until the book looked like this:
After much drooling, I decided to have Panini week.
Yes, folks.... an entire week of Paninis.
And here's the list:
Well, except that last one.
I had way too many people over one night and there's no way I'm making 10 Paninis in a row.
I don't care how much they beg.
Here's the Cuisinart Panini maker in all it's glory:
Just waiting for me to make all those lovely dinners.
The next day I rushed to the store and bought all the ingredients.
Two-Cheese Tomato Panini was first on the list.
That night I went to work shredding cheese...
and getting all the rest of the ingredients together.
Bubba was enthralled.
"Oh, hi mom."
And finally the first Panini was in and squished.
I made two and just stuck one in the oven at 200 while the other one was cooking.
Sadly, they were eaten before I remembered to take a picture of one.
Yes, every night.
Trust me, you won't care about pictures either after you smell them cooking.
But now, to tell you the truth, even though every single one of them were great, I'm done with it for awhile.
Yes, I had a Panini overdose.
My mom warned me, but did I listen?
So, my lovely machine will go into the pantry until sometime around Spring.
It was a lovely week, but right now I'm fantasizing about normal dinners.
You know, that aren't sandwiched between bread ;)
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