Friday, July 4, 2014

Cheese, Glorious Cheese!

What better way to celebrate our return from the blogosphere void than with a sandwich so stupid delicious it makes your face melt? 

Yeah... We've been playing a lot of Battleblock Theater and I've been reading a lot of Hyperbole and a Half, so I'm feeling more than usually cheeky...

But anyway, on with our tale! After playing more levels of Battleblock than a "grown up" should probably admit to, DH and I were a mite peckish (killing your friends is hard work, you know!) so we headed out to the kitchen for grilled cheese, which may be the best battle food ever. But despite it being the Fourth of July, we steered away from the oh-so-American Kraft slices and towards sheer awesomeness. Basically, I pulled out all of our culinary odds and ends and bits of stuff and challenged DH to "construct his sandwich!" He chose Garden Vegetable cream cheese, Dubliner, and mozzarella (a cheese combo we discovered last night that makes bloody brilliant grilled cheese), Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, smoked ham, on 35 calorie whole grain bread (have to watch our girlish figures, dontcha know). I chose the same cheese blend with Dijon and capers, with a little extra caper brine sprinkled on for zip. 

The results of our efforts were so delicious that they defied photography... Mostly because they were nearly completely devoured before I realized we hadn't snapped a photo. So our slightly sad photo is what was left of my sandwich by the time I remembered! 

Stupid Delicious Grilled Cheese

2 slices bread (we used low cal whole grain, but I bet English muffin bread would be even more amazing)
Garden Vegetable cream cheese
Dubliner cheese
Shredded mozzarella
Dijon mustard
Smoked paprika
Sliced Smoked ham

1. Apply thin layer of butter to one side of bread. Start pan warming up over medium heat.
2. On the unbuttered side of one piece of bread, apply a generous layer of GV cream cheese.
3. Thinly slice Dubliner and add a layer on top of the cream cheese. 
4. Sprinkle a thin layer of mozzarella on top of Dubliner. 
5. On the other slice of bread (unbuttered side) spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard. 
6. Add meat, capers or other ingredients to taste. 
7. Put bread together butter side out and carefully drop into hot pan. When golden brown on one side (or dark brown almost black if you're DH), flip. Cook to golden brown, cut in half (grilled cheese should always be cut in half...everyone knows that!), and enjoy!!