Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Grill Cheese Day!

As a firm believer that EVERYTHING is a reason to celebrate, I thought I would take a second to pay homage to one of my favorites, the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. How can you go wrong? You can dress it up, dress it down. Dip it, lick it and nibble it. Make it plain (just cheese and some bread, please!) or make it fancy by adding additional toppings (what other food gives you this many options?) I haven't met a person who doesn't have fond memories of a gooey grilled cheese sandwich and a side of tomato soup.

One thing that makes me slightly uncomfortable when attending events is when the 'mystery food' is laid out or brought around to the guests without a card indicating what the ingredients are or what the dish is called. When it comes to planning events, if I'm in charge of the menu, I like to stick to the basics and challenge my creativity by coming up with a unique way to serve everyone's favorites.

Check out this chic way to fancy up a grilled cheese & tomato soup from 'The Tasty Side to Life' blogspot! Delish!

Did you feast on a grilled cheese sandwich today?


  1. Oooh almost - homemade, oven baked mac & cheese (with broccoli!). Again a simple classic.

    I love my grilled cheese (pronounced girl cheese to moi), open faced with slices of red pepper under the cheese! Perfection.

  2. Stumbled across your blog and immediately recognized a fellow grilled cheese freak. I love the following variation:

    "Butter" the outsides of the bread with real mayonnaise--no tangy zip!--in lieu of butter or margarine.

    Use a garlic press and spread a few cloves of garlic on each slice. My cheese of choice? A mixture of extra-old white cheddar and freshly grated Parmesan. Sprinkle with basil and oregano, or a few dots of Worcestershire sauce.

    Fry at low heat for as long as you can possibly forestall the anticipation. Serve with fried tomatoes, and--if you really want to make it a mean--a fried egg on top.

    My arteries hate me...but it's SO worth it.