Archive for April 2012

GCM 2012: Week 1

Round 1:

In this first week of National Grilled Cheese Month 2012, Liz and I decided to stick with the basics. We made a few grilled cheese sandwiches with your run of the mill wheat/white bread and your standard cheeses. Here are some of the results.

You’ll see in the above images our first round of creation centered around Kroger Wheat Bread and American singles.  Nothing too exciting, but we stuck with the basics.  I got slightly inspired and added some Spicy Nacho Doritos to one, but it didn’t turn out too well.  Since the chips were cooked in the cheese they became soggy and very un-crunchy.  Give it whirl yourself and tell us what you think.

Round2:

Being unable to stay as plain as before, we added a couple new cheeses into the mix and some sliced turkey breast to liven things up.  My grilled cheese used a mixture of colby jack and sharp cheddar while Liz’s utilized the sharp cheddar and turkey.

We have a progression of images showing the cheese ooze out of that last sandwich, but I’m having trouble piecing them together into something that looks good.  If you’re starting to make grilled cheese for the first time, I have a few tips for you:

  • Stay simple
  • Try to use pre-cut slices of cheese or cut them thinly
  • Use low heat when cooking on the stovetop
  • Don’t forget to butter your bread
  • Non-stick pans work well

Liz and I are both blogging grilled cheese this month.  You can find her Week 1 posts here:

We’d love to know how you’re celebrating.