Need an easy, amazing, simple, fall-back dinner idea?  This is what we eat all the time.  At least once every two weeks.  I am serious.  I make my own sourdough bread (another post some day), and so I always have bread and sandwich items on hand.  There are so many variations of the panini – but I pretty much make the same idea every time.  We eat this with our favorite fruit bowl, and it is the perfect summer anytime meal!  I make ours on my beloved George Foreman, but here is a clever stovetop technique!

The Beloved Panini

Makes 4 sandwiches


  • 8 slices of sourdough bread (or any good bread)
  • Yellow Mustard or Honey Dijon
  • 8 slices of lunchmeat
  • 8 slices of salami
  • 4 slices of provolone (or other good sliced cheese)

Spread the slices of bread with the mustard.  Layer each sandwich with a half slice of cheese – then lunchmeat – then salami – and then the other half slice of cheese.  (Flanking the meat with cheese holds it all together!)  Press in grill or on stove for a few minutes until dark and crispy.  Enjoy!

Sometimes I use shredded cheese or shredded chicken as alternatives.  This is really good with tomato too.