Many moons ago.... long before new food tuesdayz... ok... who am I kidding. A couple months ago, before I really started getting into this whole cooking thing, Lish and I believed a panini and some quick roasted potatoes was seriously gourmet dinner. Well guess what. I still think a panini and some quick roasted potatoes are amazingly delicious.

I know so far I've made it seem like making all these crazy meals is easy. And, I really believe that if you have time and you can follow simple directions, it can be. But the truth is, cooking is time consuming. And tiring. And a workout! And I can't get crazy every night.

So tonight Lish and I busted out some of our favorites. Although we did spice it up a little considering Trader Joe's was out of our favorite turkey. If we wanted a panini, we had to do it ourselves.

grilled turkey breast sliced thin for panini

with our absolute favorite spread/dip/I really want to take a bath in this... Trader Joe's sun dried tomato pesto

and we had to use Lish's mixed potatoes and my brussels sprouts

Oh, and if I haven't mentioned it yet... Lish is obsessed with pepper. So much so that our friend Mckenna gave her a pack of pepper for her birthday. Pepper. For her birthday. Yah. Well... our pepper mill was almost out so she was stoked to fill ours back up with Mckenna's pepper pack. It was too pretty to not capture. Great job Lishy!!!!

Love and Beer Floats


Garlic Grilled Turkey Breast

4 turkey breasts

6 cloves garlic

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

Using a meat mallet (or if you don't have a meat mallet like me, use something heavy or your hands) pound out the turkey breasts still they are no more then 1/2 inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Roughly chop the garlic and add to the oil. Let cook for 30 seconds then add turkey breasts on top of the garlic and oil. Cook about 6 minutes a side.

This is great for salads, sandwiches or by itself.