Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Panini Palooza!

... so a couple of weeks ago, hubby and I were watching a food network show that was featuring paninis and we both instantly got the craving to expand our culinary cuisine to include this delectable sandwich.
... but since we are about to sign over our life for a new house, it had to go on the wish list.

... enter freecycle mormon style - aka mormon mom networking at it's finest (we have a listserve here where different members post different thoughts, questions, or things they want to give away).
... not even 5 days after our little panini craving, one woman listed that she was giving away her panini maker
... I called
... I got it!
... when I picked it up, I found that it had never even been taken out of the box!!

How's that for frugality?!

And I couldn't wait to try it out...
... even ventured with ALL FIVE kiddos (5 hungry and tired kiddos!) to the store to get the ingredients while Jerry was at meetings at the church.

And Jerry made it home in time to help make the inaugural panini press

yummm... pesto chicken panini
superyummy was the declaration by the kiddos at dinner :)

panini party, anyone??!

3 comments:

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Hanne said...

You can host a panini party for me anytime:) Those looked very yummy!

Robin Conner said...

Mmmmm, paninis! Soooo good! But I still use my cast iron skillet with a brick on top! lol! I haven't evolved to an actual sandwich maker yet! Some day! But that chicken pesto looked so awesome! I hope you're surviving un-packing mode! And Jerry is leaving for Brazil on Tuesday! I hope you survive alone with a new house, children and unpacking! I so wish we were closer! Hang in there and take lots of pics of the new house! I can't wait to see it!