Confession: I lug around a lot. You can tell by the weight of my backpack as I struggle up the metro escalator (I believe that life's to short to stand on an escalator).
So I like to hang onto things, and it comes in handy sometimes. My friends put up with my embarrassingly large bag so they can take advantage of my phone charger. I'm kind of like Mary Poppins when she pulled a lamp post out of her enormous diaper bag.
Oh so you need a pencil for your test? I have a pencil case full of mechanical pencils (one of which works).
Just opened your yogurt and need a spoon? I have a set of clean silverware in the front pocket.
Getting a pedicure during your free period? Don't fear, I have extra flip flops.
Forgot you have to wear shorts in PE today? I have a razor and travel soap.
That boy from 7th period texted you and batteries at 2%? I have three iPhone chargers. Worship me.
See? All my mismatched items come together harmoniously into one, supercharged survival kit.
... kind of like this sandwich (that was not the smoothest transition, but bear with me). This sandwich has a crazy hodgepodge of things: sweet pears, seedy raspberry jam, an assortment of cheeses, seedy bread, and bacon... lots of bacon. However, it all comes together harmoniously into one, supercharged sandwich. It also has an awesomely nerdy name: P to the 7th Panini, because I was procrastinating from my math homework when I invented it.
Pears, prosciutto, preserves, Parmesan, provolone, poppyseed bread, and a panini press.
7 words that all start with P. Mash-bang them together and you have this beauty of a sandwich. I'm a genius, what can I say.
- 4 slices poppyseed bread
- 4 tablespoons raspberry preserves
- 2 thinly sliced red pears
- 6 strips cooked bacon (or other salty meat like speck, prosciutto or even ham)
- White cheddar
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat griddle or panini press to medium-high heat.
- Assemble 2 sandwiches in this order: bread, 1½ tbs. preserves, pear, 4 slices bacon, 2 slices cheese, bread.
- Spread butter on top and bottom of sandwich, sprinkle with Parmesan, and grill for 4-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown.
My slices of bacon were pretty small and thin, which is why I used 4 on each sandwich (gulp). I think 2 regular slices per sandwich would be plenty.