February 19, 2010
Have you ever tried the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Mimi’s Cafe? They’re the best. I am not a huge grilled cheese person, although that with a cup of tomato soup on a cold night is pretty perfect. But a friend of mine told me about the sandwiches at this restaurant and she was absolutely right – they are definitely amazing. A quick Google search produced some options for the recipe and I used them to come up with the version I like. (The best part? The butter/parmesan crust that forms on the bread.)
12 slices of Texas Toast
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
2 rounded tsp. minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
Grated Parmesan (0r the Parmesan/Asiago mix)
6 slices of monterey jack cheese
6 slices of cheddar cheese
6 slices of swiss cheese
6 slices of mozzarella cheese
Cut the crusts off the bread. Mash the stick of butter with the garlic and mix well. Spread the butter mix on one side of each piece of bread. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese onto a flat plate and then lay each piece of bread on it (butter side down) so that the Parmesan sticks.
Place each piece of bread onto a griddle (or in a pan), butter/Paremesan side down. Add a slice of cheddar and swiss to one piece and a slice of monterey jack and mozzarella to the other piece. Let the bread brown and the cheese get melty, then add the two pieces together to make a sandwich. If you let the sandwich sit for a couple of minutes after you take it out of the griddle, the cheese will set a bit and make it easier to cut in half. Enjoy!
(*Note – I did not say this was a diet recipe. Next week I’ll share a slightly healthier recipe …)
Since so many of us are watching the Olympics, the contest this month is to tell me which sport makes you put down your knitting/crochet project and watch with 100% attention? It could be your favorite sport, it could be the one that makes you most nervous to watch, or it could be a sport you’re still trying to figure out. My favorite is the ice skating, but the sport that makes me put everything down is the downhill skiing. Flying down ice and snow on two little sticks? That’s nuts. Leave your answer in the comments and I’ll draw winners for skeins of Wollmeise next week!