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
- Dijon mustard
- Black Pepper
- 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.