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?