That one ingredient

I am the kind of person who can not stand to see anything in the kitchen go to waste. I will see that I have some tomatoes on their way out and will spend $30 on additional ingredients in efforts to prevent them from being tossed. This is not an attribute I admire. Don’t get me wrong, the end result is always delicious and gives me peace of mind that I saved the tomatoes. However, it’s just a tomato right?

I have another problem, in that if there is a recipe I have been wanting to try and I want to force myself to make it- I just purchase the ingredients and then my waste-phobia eventually kicks in and sooner or later that dish is crossed off my edible bucket list. This didn’t exactly work when two years ago I purchased these maple flakes from Williams-Sonoma. I thought to myself, “If I buy these, I can finally make THE panini I’ve been wanted to make for a year!”

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Fast forward to last week— I did it! {What the first paragraph explains} I bought all of the ingredients so that I could utilize my maple flakes and voila! Dinner was served.

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My version

I will say that the Maple Flakes are not necessary to the recipe. I purchased them when we were DINKS and now see how much they cost $$$. As long as you follow the recipe using the maple syrup, I think that you will be ok. I also used chicken breasts because that is what I had in the freezer. I sliced the chicken before adding it to the panini for easier eating.

I am thankful for moments like this when I can poke fun at myself when I know that  in all actuality these are not legitimate problems. This blog just reveals the quirks of someone who is revealing a little bit of what it is like to have an infinite edible bucket list.

The original recipe can be found here at Williams-Sonoma.

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