Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Such anticipation

We are well into panini planning. I got a book out of the library called "Simple Italian Sandwiches:Recipes from America's Favorite Panini Bar" by Jennifer and Jason Denton. Did you know our nation had a favorite panini bar? Apparently we do and it's called 'ino and it's in New York City. Anyway, there's lots of delicious panini ideas in it and we have assembled ciabatta rolls, chicken breasts, pesto, mozzeralla cheese and portobello mushrooms to prepare for tomorrow night. Yippee!
It's been really warm and springy here so I'm going to make a salad to go with them.
My co-worker Karen is going to come over to celebrate the panini and to watch the fabled makeover episode of America's Next Top Model. It's really the highlight of any cycle of ANTM. One girl will get her hair cut short and cry about looking like a boy. One girl will get long blond extensions and go all diva. One girl will freak out because they want to change her hair color a little tiny bit. And one girl will barely have any change because---she's going home and they can already tell.
But I digress.
On sandwich related topics, I made a sandwich out of leftover frittata today, on multigrain with mayonnaise and lettuce. It was surprisingly delicious. I have Beth's cousin Megan to thank for the inspiration. She told me about eating sandwiches in Spain made from Spanish tortilla on baguettes.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Brilliant idea! Can't wait for tonight.

Tony said...

Sandwiches are so underrated.. I think I might have a tuna sandwich on toasted wheat for lunch...

Megan said...

I'm glad to hear the frittata sandwich was delicious! Excellent blog, I'm going to be an ardent reader from now on!

Peter said...

i'm definitely going to watch antm, you have me convinced that you are psychic(about the makeover predictions). happy grilling. have you purchased a panini press just for the occasion? what would and antm sandwich look like, i think it would be a bean sliced in two with a fleck of arugala between the halves with a drop of balsamic vinegar..you know, like a tiny little sandwich.

Rebecca said...

Are the contestants on ANTM really sophisticated enough to make a tiny bean, arugula, and balsamic vinegar sandwich? I think they're more Baked Lay, fat free Ranch dressing, fat free American cheese sandiwch types. Washed down with cheap white wine and plenty of cigarettes