March 12, 2010

Gee, Sis, Thanks a Lot!

I think there is some sort of conspiracy to ruin the eating habits that I work so hard to instill in my family.  Pop Pop and Nana bringing candy, Granny baking cakes and cookies, Uncle Frank delivering pizza, Auntie Liz and those Rice Krispie treats and now, the Pannini maker.

My sandwich making hubby was thrilled with this gift from Ben and Diann. 

He has wanted and waited for this appliance for so very long.  His Christmas was made complete when he opened the package from Italy.

Since then, the family has been panining anything that doesn't move.

Lunch meat, grilled cheese, cream cheese and jelly, apples and cheese, quesidillas, pitas and even peanut butter and jelly.

The Naphatali sandwich was the piece de resistance.  (You can read the story behind it and get the recipe at Herding Cats.)

Where as, "Pa is making dinner," used to be a trip to McDonald's, now it is translated pressing chemical filled meat between slices of bread with a little mayo thrown in just in case there wasn't enough bad for you to start with.

Every stop at Sam's Club now finds Allen buying nitrate filled meat with complete abandon.  In fact, my refrigerator has never seen so many chemicals at one time.  Where once there stood organic lettuce, now we find salami and ham. 

What's worse than that?  The kids love it!

This disease is spreading, too.  Just yesterday, the wife of Allen's best friend confided in me how Terry is drooling over Allen's panini maker and artistic use of meat.  What is the world coming to?

A lifetime of hard work and dedication to improving the eating habits of America one person at a time...  undone in one swift move.  Gee, Sis, thanks a lot!

(Just teasing) 



  1. haha.. what would we do without sisters!? :)

  2. Yummy, what time is lunch? :) You have such an amazing way of making things look so yummy and inviting. Fun Read! ~Amy

  3. LOL! Glad to know I'm not the only one. Superman loves "processed luncheon meats". (What is that stuff, anyway?)

  4. Kat,

    Well they can't knock your efforts, at least your trying right? I wonder if he delivers now? Oh wait, I live too far!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Looks good to me! Sorry your best intentions got blown away, but it's just a phase, right? Everything will go back to normal, right?

    Take care and be happy hubs is cooking.

  6. P.S Love the picture of Elli cute!

  7. Gee, thanks for the warning ... I won't buy one for Ben :D

  8. My favourite combination is roasted capsicums, a spicy spread, salami, ham and swiss cheese. Oops, sorry, blame me if that causes more problems (or heartburn, lol).

    Best wishes
    Jen in Oz

  9. ahhh...a panini! I am hungry just looking at that beautiful Naphtali!