Pesto Smothered Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Oh Friday, I am so happy that you are here!

The upcoming week is Korean “thanksgiving,”  (Chuseok) so it’s smooth sailing from here.  We have friends from Canada coming to visit us and explore Korea a bit.  I always enjoy showing people the sights and eats that Korea has to offer, so it should be a great week.

It’s funny how a day can drag on forever when you are anticipating something.  I just kept chanting in my head “come on weekend, come on weekend!” I was anticipating the weekend and the dinner that I had planned.  It’s always nice to have something to look forward to at the end of the day.

Today I had a craving for a good sandwich.  I rarely make sandwiches for dinner, I don’t know why, but tonight felt like a sandwich night.  I had some brie, pesto, eggplant and zucchini on hand, which I thought would make a marvelous grilled sandwich.  I picked up a fresh baguette on my way home, along with some wine of course, and got to work.

I grilled up some eggplant, zucchini and mushrooms, smothered some mouth watering pesto on the baguette, layered on some brie and veggies and then grilled it up in the pan.  I do not have a panini press, so I just mushed it in the pan with the heaviest thing I could find in my kitchen; a plate and my huge biceps 🙂   This proved to be an excellent substitution.

I love sandwiches and I love wine; this was the perfect Friday night meal.

My tum is so content.  Now maybe a bit more wine and a movie snuggled up with Adrian.

Take care and enjoy your day to the fullest.

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22 thoughts on “Pesto Smothered Grilled Veggie Sandwich

  1. Cara, you’ve made me hungry just looking at that wonderful sandwich. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your guest, Happy Thanksgiving. Take care and have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  2. This sandwich looks amazing! I very rarely eat sandwiches but oh mannn do I ever want to make this! I didn’t know there was a Korean Thanksgiving- very cool!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Your sandwich looks unbelievably delicious!

    Hope you have a happy Korean Thanksgiving. 🙂 I, too, would be very interested to hear what kind of food is eaten during this holiday over there – is there some typical dish only served around Thanksgiving?

    • The one traditional thing that all the families make together is called “sampyeong,”
      or something like that. They are these little balls made out of a sticky rice dough
      and stuffed with a sweet mixture of red beans. I’m on the fence on whether I
      like them or not, but they look nice. I’ll have to snap a pic of them if I can.
      Korean Thanksgiving is officially next Tues. so I am sure there will be some of
      these little cakes present on Monday at school.

  4. Pesto…smothered…those are two magical words. I KNEW I was gonna like this post! I can’t believe you made such a delicious panini without a press! Awesome. I hit up Trader Joe’s today, so I’m about to see what I can come up with for dinner. Wish me luck…you know I need it! 😉

  5. Gosh, I forgot all about Chuseok! I need to call my parents…thanks for reminding me!

    Grilled cheese sandwiches always go so fast. I always crave another once I’m done with one.

  6. Your sandwich looks great! I will have to try your recipe when I get home!

    Send some pics of your buffet from the fish market! I’m curious what you end up eating! Enjoy your time off, hope you had a great Chuseok!

    Tell Adrian I said hello!

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