I love stuff, but I hate too much stuff. Nothing drives me more crazy than clutter, and above all, I hate kitchen gadgets. Opening my cabinet and having to move three things to get to one thing...ugh.
So it's not too difficult for me to take a pass on the George Foreman grill, the Magic Bullet, and the Ginsu knives--though I must admit I recently bought a (very small) cherry pitter that I love. Recently, I tasted a Panini sandwich for the first time and knew I wanted to try making one at home. I wanted to make a Panini without a Panini maker. After a few days of contemplating this conundrum, a bolt of lighting. The waffle iron!
Janet's Clutter-Free Panini
Use a sturdy bread like sourdough or french bread (I made my own but you may not be as crazy as me). Layer turkey, provolone cheese, and thinly sliced red onion. Squish down in your ungreased waffle iron until it's toasted. Open up the sandwich and spread with fig or mango chutney.