When I blogged about being halfway done with my 52 sandwiches project (here), I mentioned that I was looking into buying a panini maker. We looked through Target's selection, and settled on this one, which had good reviews. We love it. (LOVE it). We've been making so many sandwiches lately. I hope we don't get tired of them because I still have a project to complete. ;)
I really enjoyed how simple it was to entertain using the panini maker. For the book exchange party Jasmine and I hosted for our sister Jennifer, we provided soup and a grilled cheese bar for the guests. Once they had chosen their bread and cheeses for dinner, they could grill their sandwiches using the panini maker. It was fun, simple, and tasty. See more of the party here.
I'm here to share a sandwich though, right? ;)
This is my take on Panera's Frontega Chicken Panini. (Fun fact: did you know that panini is the plural form of panino? I didn't).
For this sandwich, I spread chipotle mayo on the "everything Italian" bread (from Walmart). I layered slices of smoked chicken (from the deli), a slice of mozzarella cheese (also from the deli), spinach, tomato slices, and red onion. I pressed the sandwich in the panini maker to make my panino. ;)
Tasty, tasty, tasty! You have to try this sandwich! I love the smoky flavor in this sandwich.
** I am attempting to make 52 sandwiches. Read more about how this project got started here. See all the sandwiches I've made so far here.**