There was not a cloud in the sky, possiblity in the air, little giggles from excited boys uncovering colored eggs filled with rare candy treats. An amazing sermon at church, a fun laugh-lived family gathering, a delicious, glutunous meal and a quiet drive home with chocolate smeared sleeping faces in the back. Ah Easter! What a success!
And then… 3am Monday morning comes and my 2 year old (who has learned to escape his crib) has climbed into bed and proceeds to puke. All. Over. Me. Ay caramba! The fury of cleaning, and washing and showering, and shuffle around beds and I am one tired working mama on Monday morning. (Not to mention, feeling like an over stuffed sausage from all my salty Easter indulgences.) Tired mama or not, I was determined to use the honey baked slices I so carefully brought home on a tinfoil covered paper plate from my uncle’s house. So, I had this Honey Ham & Cheddar Panini creation–at breakfast, with coffe, and voila! I could survive the day. (And the night that followed of more “escapes!”)
BTW-Let me know if you know any tricks on how to keep my little guy in his bed!
Here’s What You Need: (For 1-easy to multiply)
Left over piece of honey baked ham
1/2 -3/4 slice of sharp cheddar
Mustard (I used a combination of spicy and honey)
Handful of baby spinach
1 tomato sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil or Best Life Spread
Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the panini maker* and then spread on the mustard on one side of the bread. Pile on the ham, spinach, cheese, and tomatoes. Top with the other piece of bread and spread one side with Best Life Spread (or olive oil). Heat for 4-6 minutes and you are ready to dive in!
*You can also make this on a grill pan and use a heavy pan on the top or just make it like you would a grilled cheese.
The only thing I suggest taking off is the tomato. Keep the spinach, as it is super good for the kids and easy to hide in the middle of the cheese. If need be, add more cheese!
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