On Delegating

Sometimes, it’s a good idea to let your husband do the grocery shopping.  Sure, you’re usually the one who goes.  Sure, you know the aisles like the back of your hand, how to read the price tags to make sure you’re paying the least per ounce, and how to make it out of there without spending a fortune.

Having him go means giving up control.  What if he doesn’t know which kind of yogurt you like best?  Greek, full fat, plain, large container.  What if he comes back without the one item you really needed?  Not that you’ve done that 8 million times.  What if he buys a round loaf of focaccia instead of a rectangular one? Ooooh, that might actually be the end of the world. 

Oh wait, none of that matters if it means you have one less errand to do.  Besides, what if he strikes up a conversation with the woman at the Whole Foods cheese counter, who assures him he’s getting the best cheddar the store has?

complete dinnerThen, you make panini!

sliced paniniTurkey, cheddar, red pepper, and pesto panini.

Approximately 0.25 seconds into a bite of this dinner I yelled, “Why does anyone ever eat at Panera?” in exasperation, out loud, to the world.  Fun fact–I have lunch plans at Panera this week.  It will be fantastic.  Whatever I eat will not live up to this.  I’m almost certain it was that top of the line cheddar that made all the difference.

To make Shutterbean’s Turkey and Pepper Panini for two, you will need:

  • 1 loaf focaccia bread
  • 2 T pesto
  • sliced turkey breast
  • roasted red peppers
  • cheddar cheese
  • olive oil

Heat up a panini maker while you begin to prep the sandwiches.  Cut whatever size sandwiches you’d like from the focaccia.  Slice the bread in half lengthwise.  Spread pesto on each half of the bread.  Place turkey on one half of sandwich.  Then layer cheese, peppers, and more turkey.  Place the other half of the bread atop your concoction.  Brush panini maker lightly with olive oil, and grill sandwich for about five minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt.  Assemble the other sandwich while the first is grilling.  Serve hot.


5 thoughts on “On Delegating

  1. 1. Do we have “panini Saturday/Sunday” nearly every weekend? Yes.
    2. Jon and I hate grocery shopping without the other. HA!

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