What is that old saying, you live and learn? Well hubby and I for sure did that this weekend. We took a fun adventure up to Lexington, North Carolina for what was called a “Barbeque Festival.” What we discovered, there were two tents that had what tasted like processed barbeque, and the festival was more like a carnival. So this barbeque lovin’ family was pretty upset, especially since we were craving good barbeque all week.
More on this delicious sandwich below….but first I had to share with you what made the day brighter, after discovering our tummies would be denied delicious barbeque.
Since I was not in my usual cheerful mood, it is always like my hubby to try to make me smile. Guess what started helping this dreary mood….buying new props for my blog, YAY!
First, I found gorgeous new wooden salad spoons, they are so beautiful!
AND this lovely soup bowl, the color is so vibrant!
Then Hubby found a fun little antique store. I was so excited to find some unique toys!
This was my favorite find, an old wooden paddle used to fold bread dough!
I always loved my mom’s flour sifter, now I have my very own!
NOW what else could make our day turn brighter? Wood-smoked love of course! I love when my hubby has a craving, that always means there is delicious barbeque in my future! My instincts were right, there was delicious happiness in my future, and lots of smiles on my face!
We picked up New York Strip Steaks at the butcher shop, and came home so my hubby could work some magic on our wood smoker.
A warm panini just seemed like the perfect dinner choice, combined with so many different flavor elements. We sauteed onions and mushrooms, I made a homemade chimichurri, and hubby used mesquite wood to wood smoke the steak.
To assemble, we toasted the bread with some butter, added some chimichurri on one side of the sandwich, added cheese, steak, sauted onions and mushrooms, and more cheese. Warm the panini in a sauce pan with brick to push sandwich down. Then enjoy!!!
Mix all ingredients together well. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Well I am happy to report, this happy girl was surely smiling after every bite. This panini was a perfect way to full fill our barbeque craving.
What is your favorite warm sandwich to make?