Signature Grilled Cheese (101 in 1001 1/10)
Almost every night of the week my dinner rotates between something spinning in the micro, to chicken salad, or chicken and rice. I really never cook (no time, work, school, blah, blah, blah!), but I am trying to do it more because those microwave dinners can get pricey!!! Soooo tonight I cooked meal one of ten on my 101 list(go me!). I kept it simple grilled cheese—yes I already knew how to make it—but after hearing about a grilled cheese competition I decided to make my own signature grilled cheese( and since it is not traditional grilled cheese and I have never made it before, it counts as a new meal). Anyway, it actually turned out pretty good, the cheese could have been gooier, but overall the flavors were great! I started with bread, butter and cheese like normal, but added garlic and herb seasoning to the bread, and sautéed up onion, green and red pepper. It wasn’t 100% perfect, I could have cooked it a little longer to make the cheese gooooooeeeeyyy, but I hate crunchy bread—yes that means toast too, those crumbs just bug me! I plan on experimenting with pepper jack cheese, to see how that turns out. Overall though it was a success and I used bread thins—amazing little things—very small amounts of butter, and only a half slice of cheese, so it wasn’t even all that bad for me either. Moderation right?
Here is Theresa’s signature grilled cheese if you care to try it, or even better make your own and tell me all about it!
I start with bread thins—which are the greatest thing since sliced bread!
Lightly butter the inside and place butter side down in the pan
Then add cheese and sautéed veggies
Place the other piece of bread, this time butter side up
Press both sides together with a spatula, and flip every once in a while
Warning: when you use the bread things however, and don’t butter the inside be careful of the two sides not sticking right away, it normally takes a few flips.
I add McCormick’s garlic and herb seasoning to the pan while it is on med heat, then a little bit of butter
I mix the seasoning and butter before adding the onion, then mix a little more
Finally I add the peppers and stir until a bit burnt ( I like them that way)
And set aside for the sandwiches.
Finished Signature Grilled Cheese