Panini; romano beans; fresh tomatoes – 28 September 2012

I was going to make a pizza tonight, but got home too late to start the dough. However, I found I still had one Semifreddi ciabatta roll in the freezer, so I pulled that out to make panini, and ran off to the open house at the progressive candidates’ election center for a bit, since I had the time.

I defrosted one cube each of red pepper puree and basil pesto for the panino, and spread the red pepper on the top slice (for a change) and the pesto on the bottom. We had a small bit of fontina valle d’Aosta left, and I used a cheese planer to cut off thin slices. I found a bit of Columbus salice secche in the fridge, and cut several thin slices, and added them to the sandwich, and grilled it on my panini press.

I steamed a bunch of romano beans for 5 minutes, and then left them covered. This last was a mistake as they got a bit overcooked. I dumped the water out of the saucepan and added butter, the beans, salt, and pepper, and reheated the beans while the panino cooked.

I cut up two Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girl tomatoes, and they were, of course, great.

We had our usual Friday Wine, Cantina Zaccagnini Montpulciano d’Abruzzo (2008) which we get at Costco. It was wonderful 🙂




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