National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and although I didn’t know that when I woke up, for some reason I was craving grilled cheese.
This is one of the most simple recipes as it only requires three ingredients bread, cheese, and butter. Grilled Cheese is one of the most popular comfort foods in the world, and it tastes great with tomato soup.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
- 4 slices white bread (there’s a nice coupon for $1 off on Arnold Bread coming in the Smart Source Insert this weekend, also Harris Teeter has this deal: Pepperidge Farm Swirl Breads, 16 oz, BOGO price is $1.99, use $.40 or $.50 off in the 2/26 SS, as low as $.99)
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided (here’s a nice coupon to print for BOGO on Land O’ Lakes Butter)
- 2 slices Cheddar cheese (there was a coupon for $1 off Sargento Cheese in the 4/1 Smart Source insert)
- Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter and slice of cheese.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 400 | Total Fat: 28.3g | Cholesterol: 76mg
- Here’s a little known fact. Did you know that the Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich? Many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them.
- The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafés, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.
Now, if you’re a Glee Fan, you know that the character Finn made a sandwich one day that he claimed looked like a Grilled Cheesus. There is actually a Grilled Cheesus Machine being created by a couple in Brooklyn, New York. You can read more about it here.
Family Grilled Cheese Traditions
We have a family tradition of making grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup every time it snows. It’s a great lunch to heat up the snow shovelers. My Mom used to make us that very same meal when we were home sick.
It’s not snowing today but I’m a little under the weather…time for grilled cheese and tomato soup!
- sources: punchbowl.com, allrecipes.com