I seem to be having trouble sleeping this week. On Monday night I woke up at 2:30am and never fell back asleep. Wednesday I was up between 1am and 3:30am, and last night I only slept from 11:30pm to 2:30am. Um, not cool. In general, I’m not physically uncomfortable (last night my dinner wasn’t sitting well with me, so I kind of was) and I’m not worrying about things. I’m just awake. For no reason. Generally I get up and read and then try to sleep again, but sometimes it doesn’t work. Last night I read and then tried to go back to bed, but never fell asleep. So instead I drew up lists in my head of things in the house I could clean. At 5am I attacked the kitchen and scrubbed down the external front of every surface in there – every cupboard door, drawer front, the top and front of the oven, the fridge doors, the walls behind the counters and sink. I even took a toothpick and cleaned out the crevice between the counter and the oven. After that, I went for a 4.5 mile walk to try to tire myself out. It worked pretty well – I spent the morning resting on the couch, reading and sleeping.
So in order to make my day a little better, I’m recreating lunch from Wednesday. Trust me, you’ll want to get in on this.
Save a little of the pesto from the amazing incredible kale tomato pesto pizza. We’re about to make one phenomenal sandwich.
Spinach, tomato, egg, pesto, smoked gouda panini. In other words: heaven.
I did the egg over hard in a skillet while I prepped the sandwich: pesto on both pieces of bread (for optimal pesto-ing), then gouda, spinach, and thinly sliced roma tomatoes. Once the egg was cooked I slid it on top and placed the whole thing on the George Foreman grill for 3-5 minutes, until the bread was toasty.
The whole experience was over far too quickly. But we do still have some pesto leftover… and I’m pretty sure this sandwich is good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.