According to the internet, April is National Grilled Cheese Month. What a great month! Until I was about nineteen, my experience with grilled cheese can be summed up by the above gif. White bread. American cheese. Butter (margarine). Then in college I discovered that you could put mustard in a grilled cheese sandwich, and then it was a slippery slope to fancy-ish grilled cheeses. Currently my favorite grilled cheese is sourdough bread, sliced ham, honey, apples (sometimes), and brie or Camembert. But this has been my favorite grilled cheese for upwards of three years, so I’m interested in finding new amazing grilled cheeses to try, and what better time to try new things than National Grilled Cheese Month??
So I am asking for your help. Comment with your favorite homemade grilled cheese and I’ll make at least one a week for the duration of April. The more recipes I have the more sandwiches I’ll make. There are just a couple of guidelines.
1) I want them sort of simple. By sort of simple I mean I don’t want to have to make another meal to put inside the grilled cheese. So no mac-n-cheese grilled cheese. Nothing that has to be pre-cooked before going in the bread, although I will make exceptions for bacon. If I can buy it pre-cooked or pre-made at my local midwestern big box grocery store (NOT Walmart), it’s okay.
2) I don’t currently have a panini press or anything of the sort, so it must be able to be grilled on a stove-top skillet. Sadly for my mouth but happily for my heart, that means no deep frying either.
I’ll come up with some sort of rubric and judge the sandwiches I make and at the end of the month someone will win. Will there be a prize? Maybe? I will regret this because I’m becoming more and more lactose intolerant? For sure!