Since I began this blog, I've only been contacted a couple of times to promote something. I've never been interested - until now! When I was invited to take part in this contest, I approached it with caution. I took a few days to do my homework on Cooking Planit and T-Fal cookware and came away being a huge fan of both! Cooking Planit is an app that is accessible by computer, iPhone, or iPad and takes the user step by step from planning a meal, making a grocery list, to cooking it so that all the dishes are done at the same time. http://www.cookingplanit.com/ Each blogger also got a set of cookware to review and when mine came, I couldn't wait to try it! Underneath the chart below is the recipe of my initial experimenting with Cooking Planit and T-Fal cookware - a extremely yummy grilled sandwich which was perfectly cooked!
Spinach Melt Grilled Sandwich
The inspiration for this sandwich came from an intense craving for the Spinach Melt Sandwich at Smee's Place in Indianapolis and my excitement when my set of T-Fal cookware arrived via the UPS man. I really wanted to try out the nifty temperature indicator in the middle of the non-stick frying pan and what better way to do it than a fried cheese like sandwich!
Ingredients for Four Servings
For the Creamed Spinach:
2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon diced shallots
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Spinach Melt Grilled Sandwiches:
Creamed spinach from above
8 slices of bread, buttered on one side
1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
Slices of chicken or turkey breast
Defrost the spinach in the microwave. Cooking Planit advised using a colander and towels to squeeze as much water as possible out.
Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and sauté the shallots until tender but not brown. Add the garlic and sauté one more minute.