This year Santa was really good to me, almost too good, but I’m definitely not complaining. I’m no fool. I want to make sure I stay on his good side. So as I was saying, Christmas. The best thing I unwrapped under the tree, aside from the pack of warm socks of course (I really love socks) was a brand spanking new panini press! A panini press, can you believe it? I haven’t been this excited since I was a kid and got a large bucket full of legos that one time. (Santa did good that year too). I’ve been in a daze ever since I ripped away that snowman paper and uncovered the panini grill and all of it’s glory. I may or may not have danced around the living room. Warm crusty bread in my eyes and melted bubbly cheese on my mind. I can’t get enough of it all. I plan on making nothing but panini for the remainder of my life. Every single day. I mean, unless I’m craving some pizza or soup or salad or something. Okay, maybe not every day. That’s not realistic, but definitely every other day. That’s for sure. All the panini we could ever possibly want. Panini for days. I’ll make it rain down panini. I’ll be the next panini king. I’ll let that information just sink it for a bit. You can thank me later.
Christmas is unfortunately over and New Year’s Eve is in a few days. What are we gonna do now?! I know we’re all in vacation mode, looking forward to the New Year, so I wanted to make and post something that would be easy for us to whip up without all of the hassle of an overly complicated dish or dessert. Sometimes it’s nice to just get in the kitchen and not have to think too hard about certain recipes and steps for once. So I decided to take my swanky new panini press out for a test drive and bring you this Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini recipe. It’s nothing fancy or anything, but it happens to be my favorite combination of flavors between two pieces of grilled bread. Did I mention the melted cheese?
If you’re currently on a little holiday vacation from work or school, gather up the ingredients and give this panini a try because if you don’t, you’ll be sorry. That’s not really a threat or anything, you’ll really just be sorry and sad because you missed out on the opportunity to eat the best sandwich you’ll ever eat. I’m not exaggerating. It’s the best. If you need me, I’ll be making panini non-stop and wearing warm socks because that’s what Santa wants me to do. Thank you, Santa. Thank you.