Friday, September 18, 2009

Fix-It-Fridays: Grilled Cheese

As the weather begins to turn towards Fall, I start to think of comfort foods. On a crisp afternoon, I'm not sure anything is better than a nice bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese available for dipping. So today's "Fix-It" is grilled cheese. Because as much as everybody loves it unless they are weirdos, there are a million different ways to make it. From the bread to the cheese to other additives (tomatoes or peppers?) to the cooking method, the variations are endless.

Our favorite cheese is probably Jarlsberg, as inspired by the movie The Devil Wears Prada. It's a very mild cheese with a delightful amount of melt. If that's not available (but we usually have it on hand), we'll use Velveeta. Velveeta may be unnatural but there is something about the melty gooeyness of Velveeta "cheese product" that makes a lovely grilled cheese.

I'll admit to using whatever bread we have around - usually plain old sandwich bread - slathered in a lot of butter. Most often my cooking method is either a frying pan on the stove or our beloved Cuisinart Griddler. It's a much more squishy sandwich but still very yummy.

If we plan ahead, we're much more likely to experiment with other cheeses and breads. I haven't done much as far as adding things to the cheese other than occasionally some ham but I imagine tomatoes would be very yummy.

So, fix it! Tell me about your grilled cheese sandwich. Inspire our comfort food so we can be prepared for the falling leaves and frosty afternoons.


  1. Slice up a baguette into 1 inch slices.
    Pre-toast the bread so it's crispy all the way through but not too brown. Rub a garlic clove on the inside side of the toast and put shredded pepperjack or thinly sliced havarti in between two toasts. Throw butter in the skillet and warm til it just starts to turn golden. Toss in the sandwiches and crisp up the outsides, both sides.

    Yum. Yum. Yum.

  2. I'm simple... I LOVE Tuna melts.... just a grilled cheese with tuna salad.... white bread, american cheese, tuna salad... and yum.


Food for thought - I bet it's tasty! Thanks for commenting!