Wednesdays Unplugged – Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

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"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." ~ Omar Khayyam

 

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

  Family-duluth

Our whole family was in Duluth over Memorial Day weekend for the wedding of John's niece… very fun weekend. The bride apologized to everyone at the reception for keeping people inside because it was such a gorgeous day… she said when they planned it they expected it to be 55 degrees and foggy… after all, it was Duluth!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

I pulled this recipe out of Bon Appetit last winter and just made it this week. It was really surprising what a difference it made spreading mayonnaise on the outside… made it nice and crunchy. And adding a little pepper to the cheese gave a nice, subtle kick.

BEST-EVER GRILLED CHEESE

For one sandwich… Grilled cheese

  • 2 slices 1/2" thick white bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced cheddar cheese (about 4 slices)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Serve with tomato soup

Place bread on a cutting board and spread mayonnaise over top side of each; this is key to a golden, delectable crunch. Heat a small skillet (nonstick, ideally) over medium. Slide in half of butter. When it melts, place 1 slice of bread, mayonnaise side down, in skillet; top with cheese; season with pepper. Top with second slice of bread, mayonnaise side up. When underside is golden brown, about 4 minutes, turn sandwich and add remaining butter to skillet. Press down on sandwich to encourage even browning and to help melt cheese – be gentle, don't smash it. Cook until second side is golden brown and cheese is melted. Eat immediately, preferably with soup.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results –Minneapolis Realtor Who Cooks

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