I’m not sure what makes this panini presidential, but it seems like a sandwich fit for Presidents’ Day. Did you know that Presidents’ Day was originally founded as a way to celebrate George Washington’s birthday? Now the holiday is meant to celebrate all the U.S. presidents throughout history. So, if you were looking for a political rant, you will be very disappointed because you won’t find it here. All I have for you here today is a tasty recipe, a few delicious photos, and a trip down memory lane.
I actually lived in the D.C. area a very long time ago. It was right after my husband and I were married. We went on our honeymoon and then one week later we packed up everything we owned in his two door Saab and drove halfway across the country. And in case you’re wondering, it’s about a 23 hour drive from Lincoln, Nebraska to Washington, D.C.
It was definitely a very special time in our lives. Not only were we newly married, but discovering the city and it’s treasures was so fun. We were only there a year, so we took advantage of seeing the city every free moment we had. This photo makes me laugh because I think this was our first visit together to the Lincoln Memorial. We were poor newlyweds, so we would visit the museums every weekend on the National Mall because they were free. We would sit in front of the Lincoln monument and talk for hours sharing our hopes and dreams for the future. I think that’s why the Lincoln memorial has always been my favorite. Seriously, how can you not feel inspired when sitting in front of the Lincoln memorial? And speaking of inspiration, check out the layers on this panini.
This panini is made with sourdough bread, turkey, cranberry chutney, goat cheese, toasted almonds, and greens. And with that, I’ll just drop the mic and hit publish. Boom.