Wanna Be Italian!
Last week (yeah, sorry I got side tracked with writing about other more important things…like giveaways), I bought the most wonderfully crusty of rosemary loaves ready to buckle down and make some deliciousness in the form of paninis. Now I love a good panini – but I worry about them becoming so bastardized and Americanized that they lose all essence of “Italy” about them.
Between us Americans adding bacon, extra cheese, mayo and any number of other fattening and entirely “un-Italian” ingredients we can think of to add to them (and ipso facto – to our waistline), these previously semi-healthy sammies can become gut bombs seeped in goo.
Now trust me – whew – I am not not not sayin’ these paninis we made are the healthiest you can find, but they had a ton of flavor, vegg, a little cheese and plenty of oomph. We could all use a little more “oomph” in our lives. Don’t you think?
Mmmmmmmm… Now this is a Panini!!! I definitely screw them up and Americanize the crap out of mine! lol. But I just love bacon!! lol I am lovin your true blue Italian version! Great job girl!! Yum
Oy my these look so so so good!!! I want a Panini press or a cast iron skillet so bad! Once i get my paws on one I'm definitely going to be making some of these!
I need a little oomph in my life and I definitely love the sandwich you made! Goat cheese, caramelized onions and sun-dried tomato pesto is a beautiful thing!
You had me at caramelized onions and Chevre.That there is a fine looking sammie.
Yum.Yum.Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm drooling right now…
O.MY.GOSH!!!! Delicious. I LOVE LOVE LOVE paninis (done the right way) and you had me at goat cheese 🙂