Monday, October 24, 2011

Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese

One of my favorite blogs to read is Grilled Cheese Social. It’s a blog completely dedicated to making grilled cheese. And let me tell you, it’s amazing.  Although you may be skeptical (because really HOW many variations of grilled cheese could there be?!?), the blog didn’t just end after a few posts. Mackenzie Smith of the Grilled Cheese Social has been going for almost two years now and she comes up with extremely crafty ideas for delicious grilled cheese, all while remaining really funny.

Sometimes after a night of drinking all I want to do is eat. Then eat some more. Then have a snack. Then eat again. It’s a bottomless pit of hunger that even the greasiest of the greasy just won’t cure. Saturday was one of those days. So as my between lunch and dinner “snack” I decided to get inspired from the Grilled Cheese Social and I came up with my own new grilled cheese creation with whatever I could find in my fridge. So here we have it, the “Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese”. This really filled that void that the time between lunch and dinner leaves you….even though this really could have just been lunch on its own. Again, it was just one of those days.  So try this out! Or grab whatever you can from your fridge and make your own grilled cheese, but don’t forget the bread and some cheese. That’s really the most important part. The End.

Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese

2 Slices of Pumpernickel Bread
3 Thick Slices of Tomato
Fresh Basil Leaves, torn into smaller pieces
Kraft 3 Cheese Blend (Asiago, Parmesan & Romano)

Butter the outside of two pieces of pumpernickel bread.
Sprinkle cheese (lots!) on a piece of bread, top with tomato slices, torn up basil leaves and more cheese.
Top with second piece of bread.
Heat pan to medium low and place sandwich butter side down, cook until it’s nice and gooey on the first side then flip! (Note: I put a lid on the pan at points to get the cheese all nice and melted).
Cut into two and enjoy!

The ingredients: Tomato, Basil, Shredded Cheese and Bread

Put them all on top of eachother

Now don't forget to put more cheese on top! Need it as the glue for the bread

Smear with butter and start grillin!

Mmmmm, Look at how gooey and stringy it is