When we got home from all of Riker's errands, it was dinner time! I had been planning to make salmon tonight, but realized I had an avocado in the fruit bowl that was at its prime and needed to be used. I cannot eat avocados once they start to turn brown - they taste musty and gross to me - so I switched things up and made paninis instead!
My friend Heather mentioned she had a grilled cheese with tomato and avocado for lunch today, and the picture of it looked delicious. Her sandwich sparked a serious craving, so having a ripe avocado on hand was all the push I needed to recreate it for dinner!
To make each of the paninis, I filled two slices of whole grain bread with 1 ounce of cheddar cheese, half a sliced tomato and half an avocado dressed with lemon juice, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Then I put the sandwiches in the George Foreman grill sprayed with cooking spray - no butter needed to get these babies nice and crispy!
On the side we had bowls of salad filled with greens, baby carrots and cucumbers.
The paninis were the stars though - they were nice and melty on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Thanks for the idea Heather!