Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Grilled Cheese (yes, again)
Regular readers may remember that I informed Rachel here that I expected this delectable little goody from the most recent Food Network Magazine on my plate sometime during our week together in California. I am happy to report that we did, indeed, have this most amazing grilled cheese sandwich with my curried butternut squash soup, and that it was as tasty as the picture suggested.
So tasty in fact, that I made it again last night, not even one week after having it the first time so that G could have a taste. This time I served it with potato, leek and bacon soup. The key is getting good bread — I used sourdough each time — and sliced it myself to make sure the slabs were nice and thick.
Seriously? Grilled cheese, categorically speaking, is one of the good things in life. On sliced bread and with tomato soup, it's an excellent end to a long day or a satisfying lunch when you're in from the cold. The grilled cheese sandwiches that my mom demanded when she visited, though, are almost too good to be true, though. The cheese! The bacon! The bread! The thousand island dressing! My mouth is watering just recalling that dinner. I'm officially going to make vats of her curried butternut squash soup (so, so so so good) and keep the ingredients for this grilled cheese version on hand so that we can have a simple, satisfying, delicious and just a wee bit decadent dinner at the drop of a hat. I'm pretty sure this is something you all should do, too.