Friday, December 5, 2008

It's About Time !!

Finally, us consumers that must drive to get to work are getting a break.

Gas tank on empty. Stop at Wawa to fill er up. Less than $20.00.

$1.49 a gallon !!

Something all together unrelated ...

I caught the end of Oprah today.

Giada De Laurentii was on and the topic of her experitse was easy-to-make hors d'oeuvres. I only saw one demonstration and it definitely caught my attention.

Panini with Chocolate and Brie
Created by Giada De Laurentiis

12 slices sourdough bread
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces brie cheese , thinly sliced
1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup thinly sliced basil leaves

Preheat the panini grill. Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Grill the bread slices until they begin to turn golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the panini grill and place 2 ounces of cheese on 1 slice of bread (the bottom half), top the cheese with 1/3 cup chocolate chips and a sprinkle of basil. Top with another slice of bread. Continue with the remaining sandwiches. Return the sandwiches to the panini grill until the chocolate begins to melt, about another 2 minutes.Cut the sandwiches into 2-inch wide rectangles or small triangles and transfer to a serving platter.

It sounds so weird BUT everyone loved it.

I can't wait to try it - but will have to improvise as I don't own a panini grill.

Anyone got any suggestions as to what to use instead?

My first thought - a George Foreman grill ?? Yes ... No !


ChrisB said...

I wish we could get petrol(gas) that cheaply!

giants fan said...

I was thinking the George F. grill for that, too!