Grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum. Just, yum. These, to me, are something I will eat and enjoy anything. I learned from my father that there is no wrong time of day for grilled cheese sandwiches; he'd serve them for breakfast sometimes. What a great way to start the day! Now, those were pretty much always white or wheat bread with American cheese, which is still the classic, go-to grilled cheese for me.
But in college I was introduced to grilled cheese sandwiches with either a little spaghetti sauce spread/poured onto the bread pre-grilling, or dipped into spaghetti sauce. Yum! Different, intriguing, but definitely yum. (And don't forget Don's grilled cheese on big ol' Texas toast!)
Now I hear from Nectarine that they're good with jam spread on the inside, my aunt highly recommends putting a little good mustard in 'em, and I've discovered the joys of a rye bread/muenster cheese grilled sandwich. They even transcend culture - one of our fav (and READILY available) pub foods in Ireland was the "toasted special" - a grilled cheese sandwich with onion, tomato, and ham joining the cheese inside. Yum.
So how about you? What's your favorite variation on the theme of grilled cheese?
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