Daily Archives: 03.22.2012

Innovation happens.

Michelle came over for dinner tonight, because we decided that we needed to do more regular sister-in-law bonding.

Translation: We were both running around town living our lives and realized that we never scheduled friend-date type activities with one another.

We were busy attending everyone else’s events and parties together, but not doing anything for ourselves.

Considering the fact that we are both sans-baby right now (and have plans to keep it that way!), we should be doing every zen, fantastic girly thing in the book.

So we are.  Effective now.

Tonight started with “Pinot” and ended with “Grigio.”  It also kick-started a debate regarding a different friend’s request to “Bring any Pinot” and not specify whether or not they meant Grigio or Noir.

Um, hello?   That’s like going into a bakery and saying “I’d like the one with the frosting.”

Really, that’s neither here nor there.

You can see what we ate for dinner tomorrow.  But for tonight, I just wanted you to be able to bask in the glory of this.

Seeing IS believing.  I give to you, The DIY Panini Press.

Yes, you could possess a griddler.  Or one of those fancy weights with a handle.

But who needs those when you have a grill pan, a slightly smaller frying pan and a tea kettle?

Necessity.  It’s the mother of invention.

What sort of kitchen tools have you “improvised?”

Which do you prefer: Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir?

I like them both, but I definitely prefer Pinot Noir myself.