Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Review & GIVEAWAY ~ Meals In Minutes - ROUND 2

Monday, February 27, 2012
ROUND 2 of my 10th Anniversary Edition of Meals in Minutes review!
My friend Lynda is a fabulous cook and has had MANY recipes included in Gooseberry Patch books. This panini recipe among them. I use this recipe a lot when my garden is producing at peak. I will swap out the veggies depending on what I have the MOST of at any given time -- I especially like the addition of eggplant.

Don't have a panini press? Don't let that stop you -- here is a tutorial for making panini without one.


Roasted Veggie Panini
Gooseberry Patch's 10th Anniversary Edition of Meals in Minutes (submitted by: Lynda McCormick, Burkburnett, TX)
(Printable Version)

2 zucchini, thickly sliced
1 yellow squash, thickly sliced
8-oz pkg portabella mushrooms
2 tsp olive oil, divided
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 loaf sourdough bread, sliced (I'll use whatever hearty bread I have on hand)
1 red pepper, thickly sliced
1 green pepper, thickly sliced
1 yellow pepper, thickly sliced
1 c spinach leaves
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
4 slices provolone cheese

Combine zucchini, squash and mushrooms in a large bowl; toss with one teaspoon of olive oil and vinegar. Grill or broil until tender; set aside. Saute onion in remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until caramelized; set aside. Spread tops and bottoms of bread slices with desired amount of Olive Tapenade; layer peppers, spinach, tomatoes and cheese evenly on half of the bread slices. Top with veggies and remaining bread slices; grill or broil lightly on both sides. Makes 4.

Olive Tapenade *
6-oz jar pitted green olives, drained
1 shallot, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 c olive oil

Pulse ingredients in a food processor until desired consistency is achieved. Refrigerate any remaining mixture in an airtight container. Makes about 1/2 cup.

* I have used a premade tapenade with great results too.

OKAY -- now to the IMPORTANT stuff -- to enter to win a copy of this book BEFORE it is even released AND a vintage-inspired Faithfulness Farm Apron and Tee Towel set - leave a comment HERE AND for a BONUS ENTRY, blog OR post on Facebook about the review and giveaway (you are welcome to use my giveaway photo). Please leave me a comment so I know to give you credit for your entry. ONE more bonus entry and another recipe to look for on Thursday this week!! Giveaway closes Tuesday March 6th.



32 comments:

  1. Great give away! I love panini's

  1. Olive Cooper said...:

    Love roasted veggies so this sounds splendid.

  1. acorn hollow said...:

    you had me at olives yummmmmm I will be trying this.
    Cathy

  1. Those Tea Towels remind me of my favorite Aunt. She always gave those as gifts.!

  1. Sue D said...:

    This looks like a great recipe for when our garden is producing this summer.

  1. Lynnie said...:

    Bonus entry, oh yeh! I posted this on my FB, and will do so on my blog this week. Thanks again! I too love roasted veggies, that sandwich is making me hungry!

  1. suburban prep said...:

    Oh my a Panini. My husband loves them. Would probably be a help when making dinner.

  1. Debbie said...:

    Now that just looks great! I also clicked to your homemade panini press post, and I thought it was so ingenious. I could do that!

    Why didn't it surprise me that it used your trusty iron skillet?

  1. I love to make these. I just use a full tea kettle with set in the skillet on top. Yum! How's the baby??

  1. Sounds like a wonderful book! I'd love to check it out!

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    ......and even though I don't want anyone else to win this I did share on my FB page! hahaha

    LyndaLoo

  1. LyndaLoo said...:

    This is one of my girls FAVORITE recipes! I've been making it long before I owned a panini press too. It can be made with whatever veggies are in season. Eggplant, squash & zucchini are my favs though.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe here at Faithfulness Farm. :)
    Hugs
    LyndaLoo

  1. OhioPioneer said...:

    This is one of my favorite recipes from this cookbook. I just bought this as a shower gift for my daughter who is getting married this spring.

  1. Sue said...:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I just posted on facebook. I can't wait to try the recipes.

  1. Sheila Shook said...:

    First of all I love your blog. I would love to win the cookbook but most of all I would love to have the apron and dish towels. I'm planning on looking over your site closer when I have more time.

  1. Sheila Shook said...:

    First of all I love your blog. I would love to win the cookbook but most of all I would love to have the apron and dish towels. I'm planning on looking over your site closer when I have more time.

  1. Sheila Shook said...:

    I have also left a comment on Face Book.

  1. RNinNM said...:

    I am so excited about "Meals in Minutes" because thats all it feels like I have most of the time to get a meal to the table. Your pictures are Great too.

  1. RuthAM said...:

    I posted on FB about this giveaway!!

  1. Kathgen said...:

    I would so love to win this set! It is right up my alley.

  1. Jennifer Gail said...:

    I don't FB but will post on my blog.

  1. Louise said...:

    Love your blog, Gail. Love the recipes and all your stories. Also would like to win the cookbook, apron and the lovely tea towels.
    I love to cook and bake!!!
    Keep up the good work, Gail!!!

  1. carpediem5790 said...:

    I posted about your giveaway, borrowing your picture on my facebook page under Marie Pitts, carpediem5790:) thanks again for sponsoring this giveaway and goodness, i hope i win!!! email: carpediem5790@yahoo.com

  1. carpediem5790 said...:

    I also posted an announcement of your giveaway on my blog http://www.craftingawwwwe.blogspot.com complete with your giveaway picture :) Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

  1. Grace said...:

    Thank you for the chance to enter! The book looks wonderful! :)

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

  1. apple blossom said...:

    oh another yummy looking recipe.

    I blogged about your giveaway

    http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/meals-in-minutes-giveaway.html

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  1. Gen said...:

    I love to spend time cooking and baking, but there are days when a meal in minutes is so necessary because of hectic schedules. Love to have a copy of this cookbook. The tea towels are too cute!

  1. Deb Faulkner said...:

    Love all your recipes and now a give away!!! Awesome.. Look forward to all your recipes and knowledge!!!!

  1. StillyBee said...:

    Num Num that recipe looks soo good! The GBPB looks just as good.8)

  1. Teri said...:

    This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. :) Teeri

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