Toasted Caprese Sandwich

Let me introduce you to my favorite sandwich: The Caprese. Fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze sandwiched between two pieces of perfectly toasted bread.

Reduce about a 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar over medium heat for 15 minutes or so, until there are just a few tablespoons left (should be thick and glaze-like). Drizzle over two pieces of bread, then top with mozzarella, basil and sliced tomato. Grill on a skillet or a panini maker until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.  Sometimes if I'm too lazy to use the panini maker (and there are plenty of times like this...you have to clean it after), I first toast the bread in a toaster, then drizzle the balsamic and create the sandwich...either heated in a microwave or not. You can't go wrong.

If I lived alone in a hut somewhere in the woods I would eat this for every meal, every day.  But I don't. Having a husband/real life forces you to drop weird tendencies like that.

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