Can you even believe that this is the last week of National Grilled Cheese Month? I almost can’t! In fact, this afternoon I was at the grocery store and I started looking at the cheeses (for CW’s Texas toast grilled cheese) when it dawned on me that next Monday is May! That’s not National Grilled Cheese Month! Who know what we’ll have to celebrate next month! Pickles? Mozzarella sticks? Veggie samosas??? Whatever May has in store for us, I’ll never forget our special time together, particularly because now I own nine hundred different varies of mustard. I’m only one woman! I can’t go through all this mustard in one lifetime!
I might have blown it right off the bat for the final sandwich, because I got a bit overwhelmed by all the different options for “Italian” bread in the fancy bread section of the grocery store. I had my hands on a boule of Italian when I saw a loaf of sliced bread labeled as Italian. if you’ll remember the disaster of my sourdough boule, I wanted to avoid that if I could. But Artdork specified a very hearty loaf, and this sliced loaf was certainly not hearty. In fact, it was tiny loaf without a lot of area per slice, so instead of following instructions and making one sandwich and slicing it in half, I made two small sandwiches. But I’m getting ahead of myself!
One of my favorite summertime sandwiches is a simple old baguette with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella, so I’m very familiar with slicing up mozzarella. However, I’m not a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes so I guess I wasn’t aware that they come drenched in oil! I washed my hands 100 times while making these sandwiches, because there is no easy way to handle the tomatoes. I powered through, though, and look how tasty this raw sandwich looks!
Artdork sold this to me by saying that it tastes like pizza, and probably I eat shittier pizza than Artdork does because this did not taste like pizza to me. But it was delicious! The tomatoes have a good spice and the arugula’s peppery flavor add a fun kick. And you can’t go wrong with slices of mozz! Yum!