Back to School Giveaway + Mozzarella, Ham, and Pesto Panini
I’m kind of freaking out – July is almost over, which means summer is almost over, and my kiddos will soon have to return to school. I think it’s just starting to hit me that our daughter will be a freshman in high school. And our son will be a third grader. Where did the years go? I hate that time flies by so quickly.
School will be here before you know it. Today I’m excited to host a PackIt giveaway, so that your kiddos can go back to school in style. We have a couple of PackIt lunch bags and love them. They are perfect for school lunches — and they’re also great for summer camp. I especially love the unique patterns. It’s a true miracle that my children haven’t lost them.
They even have wine bags, picnic bags, can coolers, grocery bags, and baby bottle bags!
When it comes to school lunches I usually pack tortas, burritos, wraps, and sandwiches, but their absolute favorite lunch is a panini. This ham and pesto panini is an easy recipe to make and the best part is a panini maker is not needed. It tastes great at room temperature or cold and makes a great school lunch box meal.
I have published a Smoked Ham and Chimichurri Panini and this one is very similar, but way easier to make. Instead of homemade chimichurri sauce I used jarred pesto sauce and roasted red peppers. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
A PackIt bag works just like a refrigerator on the go, continually chilling your food and drinks for up to 10 hours. Each bag has a freezable gel liner and folds up for compact storage in your freezer. Simply place the bags in your freezer overnight and they will keep items cool all day without ever needing ice packs.
PackIt is giving away $100 in shopping credit to ONE winner. Enter the $100 PackIt giveaway below through rafflecopter. Entries must be posted by August 4, and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
Mozzarella, Ham, and Pesto Panini
- 1 10 ounce loaf ciabatta, halved horizontally
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 8 ounces deli smoked ham
- mozzarella, sliced
- roasted red peppers, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place two halves of bread on a baking sheet.
- Brush one cut side of ciabatta with olive oil and spoon on pesto sauce and arrange the ham slices on top. On the opposite layer brush with olive oil and layer with red pepper, and top with cheese.
- Bake open for 10 minutes.
- Close sandwich and bake for an additional 5 minutes until cheese melts.
- Cut the sandwich into quarters.
- These can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge in sandwich bags.
- Want to mix things up? Try my Smoked Ham and Chimichurri Panini.
For Muy Bueno readers, PackIt is offering 15% off any purchase with the code MUYBUENO15.
A special thanks to PackIt for sponsoring this giveaway.
40 Comments on “Back to School Giveaway + Mozzarella, Ham, and Pesto Panini”
I love the ziggy pattern for a lunch bag for my daughter!!
My favorite is FREEZABLE UPTOWN LUNCH BAG in animal print. I like to run errands out of time and often bring healthy snacks or even my lunch.
I would love the rectangular camo one with the spot for their drink! My son would love it!
I like the Freezable CarryAll Lunch Bag and would use it to carry lunch to work.
In Polka Dots
I like the frezzable deluxe lunch bag would use it for keeping my lunch from spoiling especially when it’s hot here in phoenix it gets up to 120. Thank you for the chance to enter
the freezable grocery bag is my favorite. I shop at Public at least once a week. I would love to replace the plastic bags with this awesome bag.
Would love winning one for a special gift
I would love a Picnic bag! Any color, they are all great!
I like the FREEZABLE DELUXE LUNCH BAG in Viva! I’d use it for my lunches I bring to work
I love the Monsters Freezable Lunch Bag! They had so many cute patterns, it was hard to chose just one favorite.
My son will also go to High School!Scary and exciting right?
I love the Ziggy pattern. So fresh and makes me feels happy! I pack lunches and snacks for my kids and husband to school and work every single day! These will comes in handy! Plus, we love going to parks and outdoor for picnic. The different sizes bags will be very helpful. Love that they have wine and picnic bags too. 🙂
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My kids would love all this stuff!!
I love the Ziggy Freezable Grocery Bag for my trips to the store. It’s essential for these hot summer days!
One in black or fiesta pattern. They’re all so nice!
I love the ORIGINAL FREEZABLE UPTOWN LUNCH BAG in black!
I like the Freezable Carryall Lunch Bag in polka dot – perfect for keeping my lunches cold on the go.
My RC entries are under Rust.
The freezable lunch bags are great. I have someone starting kindergarten this year and the lunch bag from day care needs replacing.
Any of the lunch bags would be great. Even the bigger 18 can freezable to take camping would be great!
I REALLY like the freezable grocery bag in the Viva pattern. I live in the Tropics and shopping without a cooler can be disaster. Excellent products. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would LOVE the FREEZABLE GROCERY BAG in the Vine pattern! I shop at least three stores on grocery day and would love to have this bag to keep things fresh. Also, I always take food when we visit my MIL about 4 hours away—this would be a wonderful bag to pack for that trip.
Gosh any of the lunch bags would be great. Even the bigger one to take camping would be great!
I like the Freezable lunch bag in the gray stripe pattern. I would pack lunches for my son in it.
I really like the Viva Freezable Lunch Bag! We are already fans of PackIt lunch bags. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
I know a boy who would love the camo bag