Do you ever crave a good old-fashioned sandwich for dinner? A simple, rustic, hearty sandwich?
When Kelly and I were younger we made many trips to the mall with our Mom. We would always go to the Vie De France counter for lunch and get hot croissants. It was our tradition. We would usually get the turkey and cheese croissants but I also remember having ham and cheese and also broccoli and cheese. Turkey and cheese was my favorite though. Occasionally, they would be sold out and it was always a huge disappointment for us. It was even more disappointing when Vie De France closed its Woodfield Mall location. Seriously depressing. I have not had a Vie De France croissant in at least 10 years. But we always remember them fondly.
Sometimes life gets hectic and we only have time for on the fly lunches and dinners. It’s days like these that a panini is a great option. No need for take-out or frozen pizza. With prep/cook time less than 10 minutes, you can make this hearty panini and eat it on the go.
Today after work I went with a couple work friends on a happy hour boat cruise. We walked over to Navy Pier and enjoyed the beautiful night on the water. While there we started talking about food. Big surprise! Somebody mentioned that there is a newer restaurant that opened in the city called Cheesie’s. It has all kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches. How awesome is that? I’ve haven’t been there yet because it’s kind of far away from me, but now that I know it exists I need to make the trip. Stat.