Meet my friend - my Cuisinart Griddler! I am in L-O-V-E Love! My cousin got one, and couldn't stop talking about it. I am hosting two parties in February - one of which I am going to have soup and hot sandwiches. I used a foreman for the longest time - but - I could only do one at a time - with 5 people that eat 5 full size sandwiches - I would eat when the last person was done. hmmm - don't like that idea. And serving for a party - there would be a train behind me.
So - out comes my melt down! I take my almost 3 year old with me to go shopping. By the 3rd store she is close to an over tired meltdown. But - I am determined to find a Panini maker - any one - there was not one to be found :( I went back defeated and close to tears. Hey - I am a girl - I can overreact about things - right. So I do have a meltdown - and call a bunch of stores - before i just put the kids down - and run out to find one at the mall (Yes my husband was home - didn't leave the kids to fend for themselves, but that would have made for an entertaining story).
Anyways - Ahhhhhhh - here she is!!! Found her at JC Penny's. When dear hubby asked how much it was - I told him "My Sanity". No more questions asked after that. (He'll see it on the credit card bill).
Meet my friend the steamer bag - love it - so easy - no need to pile on butter and oil to get cooked up.
Then a green pepper and spinach.
A Zucchini (wish the there in season - this one looks pathetic). Then steamed it for like 4 minutes so they were "Sauteed"
Then a little Honey Dijon Ranch....
Layered Turkey, veggies, and topped with some fresh mozzerella. Put the ranch on the top and bottom of the inside of the bread.
Top with EVOO too.
Put it in the FABULOUS Griddler
OK - doesn't it look ooeey gooey good!!!!!! OH yeah - there is a tomato on there too - see it?