We have our own favorite sides -- mine is tomato soup. Nothing quite like a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup and a tall glass of milk.
However, I just watched a video that makes creating these much, much easier - and serving them at the same time simply awesome -- which is why the video on AllRecipes.com is called "Awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwiches." Go ahead, click and watch - it's so easy that it won't take but a couple of minutes to watch what is given as the linked recipe:
Did I tell you? Simple! But that's just the beginning. I don't use cheddar, I use Kraft American, but on the inside of the bread I spread a triangle of Laughing Cow - herb or spiced or plain for a melding of flavors. I add deli sliced ham, or roast beef, or corned beef, or chicken, or cook some bacon ... you get the idea - this recipe is only the beginning of personal favorites. Have you ever added caramelized onions? Delicious!
- 18 slices bread
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 9 slices Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Butter one side of 9 slices of bread, and place butter-side down on a baking sheet. Arrange cheese on each slice of bread. Spread butter on 9 remaining slices of bread, and place them buttered-side up on top of the cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Flip the sandwiches, and bake an additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
It's the baking of a large group that is so time-saving, and so simple. Gives me time to heat up some creamy tomato soup. Can you guess what we're having for lunch today?
Afternoon update: Yes -- I did fix for lunch. Only four, instead of nine. On mine I did spread half of a Laughing Cow - herbed. I also spread the other side with a touch of mustard. We did use Kraft American. I cooked six minutes on each side.
I was slightly disappointed that they didn't brown as much as I expected, but they didn't have to. Everything melted nicely, and the bread had a marvelous crunch to it - marvelously satisfying! No cheese running out, but that last bite was filled as cheese melted into that very last bite. Oh, yes -- this method is a keeper!!