I mean, it's not like the grilled cheese sandwich needs its own month to raise awareness, but whatever...I am only too happy to celebrate this divine foodstuff for the rest of April. BTW, who decides these things? Is there a National Grilled Cheese Board?
Disclaimer: if you're looking for healthy recipes featuring low-fat cheese and bread alternatives, keep looking. It's a big internet. I'm sure they're out there somewhere - just not here. When it comes to grilled cheese, I'm only interested in the real deal.
Right, so what can you do to commemorate this glorious sandwich? I propose serving the following at your next gathering, even if it doesn't take place in April. I won't tell the National Grilled Cheese Board.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Four Ways
Bread: White, buttered on both sides of each slice. (I insist that you do this, and be sure to use softened butter)
Filling: Aged sharp cheddar. Bacon and tomatoes (with pulp removed) optional.
Accompaniment: Tomato Soup
Bread: Brioche or hearty multi-grain
Filling: Brie and thinly sliced green apples
Filling: Mild cheddar, Jarlsberg. Sliced jalapenos and peppers optional.
Accompaniment: Berry preserves (blackberry or raspberry recommended)