Grilled Cheese Sandwich

 

There is a very simple way to make grilled cheese. All you need is bread, butter, cheese, and a pan. Some people like certain breads, cheeses, and add fun things such as mustard or bologna inside their sandwiches. I grabbed lunch at a little bakery called SF Boudin in Costa Mesa, California recently. They had on their menu a grilled cheese with Fig jelly and sliced apples. I went home and had to get creative!
 
Simple grilled cheese for 1 person:
 
Ingredients:
 
2 slices of sourdough bread
1 tablespoon of butter
4 slices of medium cheddar cheese, Sargento is a good brand
Cooking spray, optional
 
Directions:
 
On medium heat, heat up your best flat skillet over your stove and spray with PAM cooking spray
 
Butter one side of a slice of bread and lay that side into the skillet
 
Add the cheese to the top of that slice of bread
 
As it melts, lay the other bread on top of the cheese with the top of that bread slice having butter on it
 
Once the slice on the skillet is browned, flip it over until that side is browned
 
When both sides are browned take it off the skillet and slice it in half. Enjoy with your favorite bowl of tomato soup. Love dipping my grilled cheese into tomato soup or French Onion Soup!
CREATIVE Grilled Cheese with apples:
 
Ingredients:
 
2 slices of sourdough bread
1 tablespoon of butter
2 slices of medium cheddar cheese, Sargento is a good brand
2 slices of Jalapeno Munster cheese
4 thin slices of a golden delicious apple
1 teaspoon of Organic Agave Nectar
1 tablespoon of Fig Butter, found at Trader Joe’s
Cooking spray, optional
 
Directions:
 
In a small pan add in your apples and the agave nectar. Heat for a minute or two until the apples get a little softer
 
On medium heat, heat up your best flat skillet over your stove and spray with PAM cooking spray
 
Butter one side of a slice of bread and lay that side into the skillet and spread some Fig butter on the top of that slice of bread
 
Add your apples on top of that Fig butter jam
 
Add the cheeses to the top of that slice of bread over the apples
 
As it melts, lay the other bread on top of the cheeses with the top of that bread slice having butter on it
 
Once the slice on the skillet is browned, flip it over until that side is browned
 
When both sides are browned take it off the skillet and slice it in half.
CREATIVE Grilled Cheese with Asian Pears:
 
Ingredients:
 
2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon of butter
2 slices of Jalapeno Munster cheese
½ cup of Apple smoked Gruyere cheese, shredded
4 thin slices of an Asian Pear
1 teaspoon of Organic Agave Nectar
1 tablespoon of Plum jam or your favorite jelly
Cooking spray, optional
 
Directions:
 
In a small pan add in your pear slices and the agave nectar. Heat for a minute or two until the pears get a little softer
 
On medium heat, heat up your best flat skillet over your stove and spray with PAM cooking spray
 
Butter one side of a slice of bread and lay that side into the skillet and spread some jam on the top of that slice of bread
 
Add your pears on top of the jam
 
Add the cheeses to the top of that slice of bread over the pears
 
As it melts, lay the other bread on top of the cheeses with the top of that bread slice having butter on it
 
Once the slice on the skillet is browned, flip it over until that side is browned
 
When both sides are browned take it off the skillet and slice it in half.
 
Serve with a side of your favorite soup. We served ours with homemade French Onion Soup.
 
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French Onion Soup:

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