Do you ever feel like social media has taken over your life? As a blogger, it is a very important tool to grow your following. There are just so many of them…..
facebook, twitter, google+, and pinterest are the ones that I am currently using. I still have not started on instagram and stubleupon!!! To be honest, I don’t even know what stumbleupon is!
Facebook was my first foray into social media, and up until recently it was still my favorite. Pinterest…..that is a world unto it’s self. You can loose HOURS looking at all of the wonderful pictures placed before your eyes. Twitter is still a bit confusing to me. Very short, broken sentences with hashtags and abbreviated words….and it moves so quickly!
I just started on google+, and I am intrigued by it. For those of you who have never seen it; it is like facebook, but with larger pictures. There are three rows, and the picture sizes are staggered as they move down the line. You can comment on posts just like facebook, but you +1 instead of like. It has circles instead of fans, and feels more like a community. In fact, they have communities for people to join for specific interests/topics. No games, no advertising (yet), just people sharing with other like minded people.
As you can see, this is where most of my day goes! Luckily, I have some tasty and quick dinners that I can put together in no time 🙂 Confession, this Roast Beef Pesto Panini is not originally my idea! Last summer Cassi and I were at Target and needed something fast for dinner. We bought a few different types of sandwiches, mine being roast beef with pesto on ciabatta. I took it home and quickly realized that this sandwich would be better warm. So I pulled out the panini grill and took it to the next level!
Target no longer sells this sandwich, so I started making my own. I do use the Archer Farms Angus medium-rare roast beef and their provolone cheese. I have trouble keeping basil alive, so I used Giada’s basil pesto. I also really like Alessi brand, but Target no longer sells it.
Basil pesto is a strong taste for me, so I mix in a little mayonnaise to make it creamier. I have listed it as optional in the recipe 🙂 My Italian Pasta Salad goes perfectly with this sandwich, hint hint!
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Roast Beef Pesto Panini
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 Loaf ciabatta bread (or 4 rolls)
- 1 Pound medium-rare roast beef
- 4 Slices provolone cheese
- basil pesto
- mayonnaise (optional)
- lettuce, tomato, onions
If the cheese is not completely melted in the center, place in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds to melt it completely.
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