Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Paninis and Pop Party!

Ever since I inherited a panini press from my parents 
I have been wanting to throw a Panini Party! 

I decided to do a panini bar and Italian soda bar,
hence the "Paninis and Pop" party theme.

You might notice the "P" theme in a few of the other foods as well!


The aPPetizers / antiPasto:


 Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Pitas and Vegetables for Dipping



The "Pop" lineup:

 Raspberry, Peach and Cherry/Pomegranate Syrups for mixing (recipe soon!)

Club Soda and Half &Half
Oranges, lemons and limes for garnish

Side dishes:

 All different flavors of Kettle chips, our favorites!

Mini apples


And the main event-The Panini Bar:

 What panini would be complete without bacon?

Grilled Chicken

 Turkey and Ham 
(notice I couldn't fit those words on the chalkboard clip!)

 Sourdough, Multi grain, and Jalapeno Cheddar breads 
(Jalapeno Cheddar was by far the group favorite!)

 Spinach
(and cheese, since I forgot to take a picture of just the cheeses!)

 
 Various sauces for spreading including Chipotle Mayo & Cilantro Mayo, spicy mustard, Caesar dressing, honey mustard dressing, Jalapeno Peach Jam, Cranberry Habenero Cinnamon Jelly, Pesto etc. the possibilities are endless!


 One of my guest's paninis grilling up!

 My perfect panini: Jalapeno cheese bread, turkey, bacon, Peach Jalapeno jam

Desserts:

 Mini Napoleons (recipe coming soon!)

 Paninis & Pop Party Menu
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Appetizers

Italian Sodas aka "Pop"
Full recipe here!
Syrup flavorings of your choice
Club soda or flavored sparkling waters
Half and half
Ice
sliced lemons, limes and oranges for garnish

Side dishes
Kettle chips
Apples

Panini Bar
Breads of your choice (sourdough, multi grain, Jalapeno/Cheddar)
Meats of your choice (bacon, grilled chicken, ham, turkey)
Cheese of your choice (Swiss, Pepper Jack)
Spinach
Other vegetables of your choice (artichokes, mushrooms etc.)
Sauces of your choice (Chipotle Mayo, Cilantro Mayo,  spicy mustard, honey mustard, Caesar dressing, pesto, Peach Jalapeno jam, Cranberry cinnamon habenero jam)
butter for coating bread 

Desserts
Mini Napoleons (recipe coming soon!)

I played bartender for the Italian Sodas but let people assemble their own paninis! This was seriously one of my favorite parties I have ever done, so I think you should do it too!

Enjoy!

 

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