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Tuesday
Apr142009

OMG, there's a National Grilled Cheese Month

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I know.

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

Classic
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

Nouveau
Bread: Brioche or hearty multi-grain
Filling: Brie and thinly sliced green apples
Accompaniment: Chutney

Spicy
Bread: Jalapeno
Filling: Mild cheddar, Jarlsberg.  Sliced jalapenos and peppers optional.
Accompaniment:  Berry preserves (blackberry or raspberry recommended)

Dessert (pictured at top)
Bread: Challah
Filling: Mascarpone spread
Accompaniment: Chocolate soup (see recipe in link above, or purchase from Frontier Soups)

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Reader Comments (3)

Oh, my. I am literally drooling. Must go buy bread and cheese, stat!

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I love classic grilled cheese with tomato soup, but the dessert version looks to die for!

April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChanthana

I had no idea so many different options existed. Once I can eat bread, I will have to try.

April 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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