Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Blue Ball Jars and a Yummy Panini!
Happy Tuesday evening everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful day! I am happy to say I am not feeling nearly as tired tonight as last night...:) I had a good day at work with my 5th graders! The pigeon I blogged about yesterday is still hanging around today! I guess he likes kids...:)
Anywho, I got home from work and had a package waiting on me! My calcium carbonate (for chalk paint), and my anniversary edition blue ball jars! I was so excited! Here they are....now to decide what I'm going to do with them!
After I opened my package I quickly got busy preparing something for supper (dinner for non-southerners!). I decided to make myself a panini since I had some ciabatta rolls that needed to be used. So, I went to the fridge for my go to panini ingredients, only to discover that I was out of turkey! Well, I didn't let that deter me! I'm not a meat lover anyway, so I decided to substitute mushrooms for the turkey. Here are my ingredients ....
roasted red pepper
ciabatta or any good bakery roll
I first spread the pesto mayo on the bread and then layer the other ingredients.
MMmmm....looks yummy just like this!
I always spread a little extra virgin olive oil on the top and bottom of the roll.
This helps it toast up nice and crisp! Place them in the pan....
Place the press on top. If you don;t have a press, you can use a foil covered brick.
Cook them over medium heat until they brown on one side, then flip them and repeat.
After that, you're ready to eat! I love paninis and we eat them pretty often at my house. I usually have a few reduced fat kettle cooked chips with mine, but I was out tonight. Those are my favorite chips!
So, do you have a favorite panini recipe?
Please share if you do....I'm always up for trying a new recipe!
I'll leave you with a couple pictures from my evening walk.....
Love the sweet gum leaves! They are so pretty and look like a star! Kind of reminds me of my son's favorite childhood movie....Land Before Time!
Remember Littlefoot and the tree stars? I love all those movies!
This pretty red leaf just popped out amongst the green surrounding it. I thought it was a bloom when I first spotted it...:)
Pretty Black-Eyed Susans!
One of the babies playing on a stump. The twin tried to jump up too but fell off. He was ok though and hopped right back to his feet!
The phlox are beginning to bloom in the ditches...:)
Mama had a surprise visitor in her mailbox...:) A tiny little spring frog!
I hope you enjoyed your visit and walking with me...:) I always love hearing from you!
Until next time....