Grilled Panini Bento

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I didn't intend to make any bento today because I lacked the motivation and I somehow had zero inspiration too! I had a busy and stressy week and I had been thinking of using my whole weekend only to relax. Unfortunately I haven't really had the chance to relax yet. Saturday is the day when I clean the house, I despise this chore, but it has to be done! Then I still had to clean my rabbits' cage, which is humongous - it looks like a massive wardrobe ;)! Saturday is also the time when we normally do our grocery shopping - at least this I do not detest ;). I saw lots of Easter decorations in the supermarket I went to, including some pretty Easter baskets. I had been eyeing one Easter basket since last week, it looks really nice and I thought it would be lovely for a picnic-themed bento. Finally I decided to buy it today. This basket is one reason why I couldn't resist not to prepare any bento. It's new so of course it has to be used immediately ;)! However I just made something very simple without elaborate and intricate work - only the old, plain grilled panini, but totally scrumptious...! After work I sometimes buy a grilled panini from a bakery in Frankfurt. It's filled with chicken cold cuts, cheese, rucola, tomatoes, some mustard and mayonnaise. I had been thinking to recreate this beautiful panini at home for quite some time, but I was often too lazy to do so or simply forgot to buy some bread. Well, this morning I didn't forget and bought 2 freshly baked Ciabatta rolls.




Ingredients - serves 2
  • 2 fresh Ciabatta rolls
  • 6 slices deli chicken breast
  • 4 slices of cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Rucola
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Black Pepper
Instructions
  • Cut the Ciabatta rolls in half.
  • Spread the inside with mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.
  • For each Ciabatta roll: place 3 slices of deli chicken breast, 3 slices of tomato, 2 slices of cheese and 5-6 Rucola leaves. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  • Grill in the oven for about 3-5 minutes.



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21 comments:

  1. What a great way to present a sandwich. This is a good way to encourage children to have their five-a-day. Sounds delicious, too.

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  2. Your sandwiches look so good! And I like the frosty cold grapes.

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  3. Beautiful- I love all the colors!

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  4. It's me again. If this is any comfort to you my Saturday hasn't been very relaxing either, so please know there is at least one other person still at it :) just thought you should know :) have a great day!

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  5. This looks scrumptious! And so beautiful looking.

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  6. lovely bento and hope you get some time to rest

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  7. I love paninis! What a beautiful way to present it.

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  8. Delicious! Love the new basket :)

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  9. Hope you get some rest soon! And what is it you're keeping as a pet in that huge cage, a life size Easter bunny? Haha. Another lovely bento. Hope you're having a great weekend (despite the chores).

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  10. What a gorgeous picnic bento! It has been raining cats and dogs here all day with lots of wind and thunder- not a good day for a picnic at all, but your lovely basket has me wanting one! :) I love all of your bentos- they'd make anyone happy to eat a packed lunch. A couple of years ago I taught two little Japanese-American girls and their moms would make them the cutest bentos, all wrapped in handkerchiefs. I always had them show off their lunches before they ate them. :)

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  11. Someone told me that food which has at leat 5 color combination is healthy. Yours always looks good and yummy :D

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  12. Hello CG! I'm so glad to find you. You make such a wonderful bento box and I really, really can't wait to see your new post. I'm new here but are you making this for your kids? Whoever get this bento box is SO LUCKY!

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  13. delicious and colorful ....

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  14. That's a beautiful basket of deliciousness! Looks pretty with all the right colours!

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  15. Hehehe nice basket :) I always love the fruits you lay around the set, makes it more delicious :)

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  16. ah, looking at your bento and tatabonita's always makes me drooling! and makes me also wanted to try to make bento.

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  17. Those sandwiches sound delicious! I could go for one right now :)
    My Saturdays are pretty similar to yours (minus the rabbit cage). It's too bad it's so hard to relax on Saturday mornings. Thank goodness there are Sundays!

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  18. I'm licking the screen here! Fantastic flavors and a truly beautiful, bountiful bento CG!!!

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