Monday, April 13, 2009


"There is not a single colour hidden away in the chalice of a flower ... to which, by some subtle sympathy with the very soul of things, my nature does not answer."
~ Oscar Wilde
~ Indoor azalea basket
~ Delicious sandwich with leftover Easter ham
8 slices coarse multi-grain bread (or sour dough)
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. pesto sauce (good jar is fine)
thinly sliced ham
1 (12 oz.) jar drained and thinly sliced roasted peppers
4 thin slices provolone cheese
4 thin slices cheddar cheese
  • Combine mayo & pesto sauce. Spread evenly on 1 side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices face down on wax paper.
  • On inside of the 4 slices, layer each with 1 slice provolone cheese, thin slices of ham, bell peppers, and cheddar. Top with remaining bread, pesto side up.
  • Cook sandwiches in panini pan (or on hot griddle) until golden brown. (4 servings).


bg_garden said...

OH YUMMY!!!!! I love Pesto ( had it on my bread tonight at dinner!) Can't wait to try this recipe on the grill the next nice weekend we have.

YOU ARE FABULOUS..... thank you for sharing.

beckie said...

Joey, beautiful Azaleas!Don't you just love spring flowers?

Wonderful receipe for Easter ham leftovers.

Kerri said...

I love paninis, and this one sounds perfectly delicious!
I hope you had sunshine today, Joey :)

joey said...

We prepare and eat a lot of pesto here, dear Bren. In fact, it's one of Mr. Ho-Hum's favorite things to make besides creating a panini!

Thanks Beckie ... indeed I love spring flowers. Now, if it would only warm up!

So-so here today, dear Kerri but there is sunshine in my heart (how's that for remaining optimistic :) Do hope the sun is shining down upon you!

Shady Gardener said...

The recipe looks great (and simple!). Thanks, again! :-) Were the flowers an Easter gift? They're beautiful and I just KNOW you'll be experiencing warmer Spring weather before long. :-)

joey said...

About as simple as can be, Shady, and, yes, the azalea was an Easter gift ... to myself :)

Rose said...

Unfortunately, all the leftover ham stayed with my mother who cooked our Easter dinner:)
Just catching up on posts after a busy Easter weekend, Joey...your Easter parade of flowers was just beautiful. And thank you for posting the story of the dogwood. I know I've read this some time in the past, but I had forgotten it. Such timely posts for the important religious holidays this past week.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love your photos! What wonderful color on the blooms. I usually see florists azaleas here this time of year but so far haven't seen any.

Like you I wish we would have a warmup. Highs of 40-degrees aren't very springlike.


Unknown said...

Delicious! I love paninis and azaleas.

joey said...

Thank you Rose ~ do hope your weekend was lovely also. (Guess you'll have to pick up some ham at the deli!)

Hi flowgirl1 ~ yes, both are delicious!

This azalea was most unusual, Marnie, and caught my eye. Certainly not one I would choose for outside but lovely to look at close up. Today is horrid ... cold & rainy :(

Gail said...

Hi Joey! I love panini and have been tempted to get a pan...but decided the george forman grill worked nicely...albeit slowly; one sandwich at a time! I hope your weather improves..."Come on spring, stop messing with Joey!" gail

JGH said...

Perfect idea for the leftover ham! Never thought of using pesto on it. Still pretty cold here in NY too. (Sigh.)

joey said...

Spring IS messing with me, Gail :( It's cold and rainy (a good day to work on my book). I'm sure the Forman grill works fine ... as does a griddle topped with an iron skillet.

Sigh indeed JGH! This is getting OLD ... one of the coolest April's I can remember.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Frilly, feminine pinks! Like a young girl blushing.

Marysol said...


joey said...

I couldn't have said it better, Brenda!

OK, Marysol ... thud :)