Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

How A Pan Saved the Day

library-83091I can’t believe I haven’t written about this griddle yet.  I must have.  We bought this griddle pan three or four months ago.  At the time, I worried about whether I should by this one or the Calphalon equivalent but decided on this one because it’s reversible.  If we had gone with the Calphalon we’d have been stuck with the griddle only, though I do believe it’s a little bit bigger.  

We finally decided to go with a griddle when we got tired of eating tiny oval pancakes that took forever to make three at a time in a skillet.  Now we can make 4 generous sized and uniformly shaped pancakes at a time.  I know, 3 or 4 who cares if it’s not 6?  But it really does make a difference.  I think I have written about this before but no matter there’s an important and different point to this post which is that this pan is a lifesaver.  On the nights when I just can’t come up with anything interesting for dinner it makes pancakes and on nights when I have no plan for dinner (because those two scenarios are somehow different) it flips over and makes panini.  It’s brilliant.  And on days when I have big delicious steaks in the fridge for an awesome steakhouse dinner (ha!) it grills those too.  It’s kind of the best.  

Turkey sandwiches are all of a sudden gourmet with a couple of grill marks across the top.  A quartered apple and some chips and… give me your 8 bucks instead of Panera thank you very much.  Definitely a good buy at 50 bucks.  The half loaf of bread, bits of meat and cheese?  You’re on your own for those but I bet you can come up with something.

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