Last week I complained about the rising cost of groceries.
A fact that I am sure you are all aware of.
Besides trying to be a savvy shopper and clip coupons, shop sales and what’s in season; avoiding being wasteful is another thing I am trying to do to save a buck.
I hate wasting food and throwing things out (especially if I paid a pretty penny for them); so coming up with some tasty yet inventive ways to use up leftovers or aging produce has been quite a challenge!
This applies to not only produce and leftovers but condiments, sauces and baked goods.
Today’s recipe is a great way to take some leftover waffles (you saw them here first), apples (my fridge is full of them right now, and not just because it is apple week here on KC!), and a few condiments that I am sure are taking up space on your refrigerator door!
I was super excited to try this recipe because! Who doesn’t love a Panini especially if it involves apples, cheese and waffles! I was even excited about the sauce (similar to this sauce, my favorite for dipping everything from chicken tenders to French fries). And while this Maple Dijon Barbeque Sauce was a unique addition to this Panini, I think it is better left in small amounts as a spread, to complement the other flavors of the Panini, rather than a dip which kind of took over the whole Panini. So when I make this again, I will try and come up with a different dipper. Maybe this Apple Cider Syrup? What would you use as a dipping sauce? Because we all know all food is better if it can be dipped!
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Apple-Cheddar Waffle Panini
Prep Time: 5-8 minutes Cook Time: 4 minutes Serves: 2-4
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce
4 leftover Maple Waffles
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 apple, thinly sliced
In a small bowl, mix mustard, maple syrup, and barbeque sauce.
Spread mixture on one side of four leftover waffles.
Place sliced cheese on top of each two waffles.
Divide apple between two waffles, layering atop cheese. Top apples with another slice of cheese. Top with remaining two waffles, spread-side down.
Place waffle sandwiches in Panini press. Cook until waffles are toasted and cheese melts, about 4 minutes. Slice Panini in half and serve.