Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups

This weather sure is starting to ware on me!  Even though it's still hot like summer, I just feel like it should be cold when I look out the window to the dreary storm.  Last night, I was at the grocery store when I noticed the gruyere cheese was on sale (practically half off!), so I stocked up to prepare for some fall comfort food recipes.
If you haven't had gruyere before, it's sort of known as the first cousin of swiss.  It's very similar, but a bit saltier, almost like parmesan.  The best part is, it melts beautifully- so it's perfect for a fancier version of grilled cheese, mac n' cheese, or even fondue.

Roscoe loves grilled cheese night!
Here's how I make my Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups:  Start with a good bakery bread; I used a pre-sliced french loaf. Slather one side of each piece with a good dijon mustard.  Top the mustard side of bread with equal parts of grated gruyere and cheddar (my favorite combo!).  Meanwhile, melt a tablespoon of butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the sandwich and let brown (to help the cheese melt so it's easier to flip, you can cover the pan lightly with tin foil).  If the bread browns too quickly, lower the heat.  Before flipping the sandwich, add more butter to the pan.  Serve hot out of the pan with your favorite soup. Enjoy!

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