Chicken & Pesto Panini and an Avocado-Citrus Salad

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Shooooooot, y’all. It’s double doozy doozer day.

Oh my gosh do you remember the old show from 1986 on Nickelodeon called Double Dare?! Where the kids had to run through those cray obstacle courses and they’d get green slime dumped on them! And Marc Summers was the host?! I SOOO-OHOHOH-OH had a crush on Marc. I never got to be on that show and it broke every cell and atom in my heart. Still does.

And ohhhh! Remember You Can’t Do That On Television!? They got slime dumped on them too. The ’80s really loved slime apparently. Wasn’t it when they said, “I don’t know” that the slime dumping happened? Or was it water? UGH, they do NOT make TV like that anymore. My entire soul belonged to Alasdair. And I’m now realizing he looks exactly like a Jonas Brother and I’m getting a little barfy inside.

Remember Alanis Morisette was on that show too? I wonder what happened to her.

I’m just kidding.

So today, I DOUBLE DARE you (get it?) to check out this here panini with pears and brie and pesto inside. And guess what the bread is. Just guess. Okay I’ll tell you – pizza dough!

RIGHT? AW KNOW. Here’s that recipe fer ya.

Okay so it was when the kids SAID “water” that the water got dumped on them. And when they said “I don’t know” THAT’S when the green slime dumpage unfolded. That’s some serious fun right there, you guys.

I don’t know (GET IT!?) how you could not go today without diving into this avocado-citrus salad raht har.

Recipe, pour toi.

I’m going to go drink some water now. OH CRAP.

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19 Responses to Chicken & Pesto Panini and an Avocado-Citrus Salad

  1. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings July 12, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Double Dare was my favorite…my parents would never let us put our family in for the show :(

  2. marla July 12, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Love sweet pear + creamy brie together!

  3. Brian @ A Thought For Food July 12, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    I think I could eat that salad every single day. Looks marvelous!

  4. Lisa | With Style and Grace July 12, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    I borrowed/stole my mom’s panini machine last time I was home. Oh. my. I’m obsessed!! Can’t wait to give this one a try!

  5. Mande @ The Newfound Foodie July 12, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I loved Double Dare! Did you know Marc Summers has OCD? Doing the show was difficult for him but he was a trooper through it!

    Also: mmm, panini.

    • Bev Weidner July 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      I did NOT know that! Now I’m going to spend all afternoon researching his condition and watching videos of him talking about it. That’s so bizarre!

  6. Megan @ Country Cleaver July 12, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Double Dare and Legends of the Hidden Temple were totally my game shows as a kid. What ever happened to good game shows? Seriously? Now we’re stuck with George Lopez and Take Me Out? L-AyAh-Ayeemmeeee!! It’s physically painful to watch game shows anymore! Bring back Marc! Bring back Marc!

  7. GingerMae July 12, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Loved You Can’t Do That on Televesion! I can really only remember the curly haired girl host and the Opposite Days skits that they did. Oh good memories.

  8. kari@Loaves and Dishes July 12, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Love, love, love citrus and avocado together! I have a couple of avocados I was trying to figure out what to do with. I’m thinking citrus and avocado salad!

  9. Liz July 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Wow those both look amazing! Oh and btw, All That! is on Nick at Night now! Maybe they will get the hint and bring back all the great shows!

    P.S. – I am making your Spicy Beef and Basil tonight!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    that salsa….oh wow, it’s like summer on the plate right there!

  11. Katie @ Blonde Ambition July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Oh man, was Double Dare the one where they had to run through obstacle courses finding the flags in slime? And they would have to shove their arms up giant noses to pick out the flag-booger? Wait, what did I just say?

    In other news, Nickelodeon is weird, and citrus salads in summertime are not.

    • Bev Weidner July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      THE FLAG-BOOGER. I had seriously forgotten about THAT. Why was I never onnnnn that shooooooooowwwww?

  12. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Oh man, that panini is AH-MAZING! I love that you used the french bread loaf!

  13. Katie July 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Um, I first read that as “avocado citrus acid” – I think all your slime talk went straight to my head. Your version sounds a lot better.

  14. JulieD July 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Looks so good, Bev!! Love that you used pizza dough for the bread. I’ll have to give that a try…it’s kinda genius!

  15. Kathleen Richardson July 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Panini and Salad, I want both! Great photos–makes the food look so appetizing.

    Keep writing…

  16. Jen @ Savory Simple July 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    My favorite shows! I also loved Today’s Special, Pinwheel and Mr. Wizard. Flashback! Love the recipe :)

  17. Sharla July 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    THANK YOU!! There is a show on Nickelodeon now called “Figure it Out” that uses slime and my husband and I have been trying to remember what show used to do that for weeks!! DOUBLE DARE was the best!

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