Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cheese Glorious Cheese


Note:     Nothing says comfort like a grilled cheese sandwich.      When my Mom went into the hospital to have my baby sister, we would have starved if it hadn't been for grilled cheese sandwiches.     It was the only thing that my Dad knew how to cook.     But we didn't care because we loved them.       We were totally bummed when Mom came home and made us eat veggies again.    Ha!

The Basic Grilled Cheese

Ingredients
2 pieces of white bread
1 piece of American cheese
butter

Directions
Spray your skillet with non-stick cooking spray and turn on the heat to warm.      Spread butter on one side of both pieces of bread.      Place one piece of bread, butter side down, in the skillet.    Oooh... the buttery sizzle!     Top with a piece of American cheese.     Top with other side of buttered bread this time with butter facing up.         Let first side get golden brown and then flip.    When the other side is golden.    Transfer to a plate and eat while cheese and good and gooey!

The Viking

(We got this grilled cheese recipe suggestion from one of the chefs at Viking Cooking School which is why we nicknamed it "The Viking".     When we say use mozzarella cheese, we mean REAL mozzarella cheese like in the photo.     Rich, creamy, delicious.)

Ingredients
2 pieces of bread
slice of mozzarella cheese
1 piece of grilled chicken
butter

Directions:  
Spray your skillet with non-stick cooking spray and turn on the heat to warm.      Spread butter on one side of both pieces of bread.      Place one piece of bread, butter side down, in the skillet.    Oooh... the buttery sizzle!     Top with mozzarella cheese and grilled chicken.  Top with other side of buttered bread this time with butter facing up.         Let first side get golden brown and then flip.    When the other side is golden.    Transfer to a plate and eat while cheese and good and gooey!

The Tanner
(This is my son's specialty grilled cheese.    I love it when he makes these.)

Ingredients
2 pieces of bread or 1 bagel
2 thin slices of ham
2 thin slices of Granny Smith apples
slices of cheddar cheese
butter

Directions
Spray your skillet with non-stick cooking spray and turn on the heat to warm.      Spread butter on one side of both pieces of bread.      Place one piece of bread, butter side down, in the skillet.    Oooh... the buttery sizzle!     Layer with cheese, ham, apple, cheese, ham, apple, and end with cheese.  Top with other side of buttered bread this time with butter facing up.         Let first side get golden brown and then flip.    When the other side is golden.    Transfer to a plate and eat while cheese and good and gooey!

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've never even thought about trying to make grilled cheese any other way.

The "Viking" and the "Tanner" both sound great. I'm definately going to have to give both of those a try.

Love the story of your Dad making them for you. I don't think my father knew how to turn on the stove. I can't remember him every cooking us a single thing....

Live.Love.Eat said...

OMG, I am loving the one with the bagel. I am from NY so I am a total bagel girl. If they weren't so high in cals I would have all my sandwiches on bagels. My fav is bacon egg and cheese on a bagel.

I love this apple and cheddar thing. Gotta try it.