"Panini," in Italian, means "sandwiches." Plural form. More than one.
Imagine how tickled I was when my mother told me she had seen menus in the US offering a:
A sandwiches sandwich? My favorite kind!
My husband bought three long baguettes at the bakery
- yes, we bought French bread in Italy, we are just SO international, aren't we? -
and decided to make sandwiches for himself and the boys.
Let's see, what do we have in the refridgerator?
A few tomatoes, a little mayo, a layer of ham . . .
Add on some sliced provolone . . .
Some more mayo and a few pickles for a finishing touch . . .
. . . and, presto, lunch is served!