This week's menu plan:
Sunday: Mini-quiches and Salad
Monday: Fajitas, Black Beans and Monterrey Jack
Tuesday: Chicken Fettucini
Thursday: Ham, Pear and Gruyere Panini with Homemade Waffle fries
Saturday: Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Garden Green Beans and Corn on the Cob
Grocery List Necessary:
Corn on the Cob
Monterrey Jack Cheese
Ham, Pear and Gruyere Panini
Makes 4 servings
4 tablespoons mango chutney
4 focaccia or bulky rolls, split
4 thick slices ham, cut to roughly the size of the rolls
1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
4 thick slices (about 1 ounce each) smoked gruyere cheeseTo assemble the sandwiches, slather 1 tablespoon of the chutney over the cut side of the bottom of each roll. Top each with a slice of ham, several slices of pear and 1 slice of cheese.
2. Top each panino with the second half of the roll, then spritz the bottom and top of the sandwich with olive oil cooking spray.
3. Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium. Heat a dry second, heavier pan (such as a cast-iron skillet) on high.
4. Add the panini, in batches if necessary, to the grill pan. Place the second pan over the panini and hold it in place, pressing gently on the sandwich. Grill for 5 minutes, or until the sandwich is lightly browned on the bottom.
5. Remove the weight, flip the sandwiches, weigh down again and grill for another 5 minutes.