For me, lunch is always the worst meal of the week. I’m home alone with 2 kids, one who in his wildest dreams won’t eat anything that mommy eats. Sometimes Madeline eats what I eat, but not always. I’m just not likely to make a big fuss out of lunch when I’m cooking for one (and taking care of two at the same time). The problem with that is I usually result to snacking even though my body really needs more of a meal to sustain me through the rigors of stay-at-home mommyhood. It’s my new resolve to eat better at lunch time and to try to make the most of that hectic meal without a lot of work. It really isn’t that hard, I just need to plan better. Today I had an assortment of random leftovers that came together nicely. And quick.

Leftovers Panini

  • 2 pieces of Focaccia bread
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 slices red bell pepper
  • Small handful of baby spinach
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Slice mozzarella cheese and place on both slices of bread. Top each side with 3 thin slices red bell peppers. Slice the spinach and place on top of bell pepper slices. Drizzle both sides with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. place one additional piece of cheese on one slice (to help the two stick together). Close sandwich and grill in a panini grill until cheese is melted.