So as I was facing writer’s block (a condition where you lose the ability to write and have any new or creative ideas), I stumbled upon an interesting post while scrolling through my news feed. April is National Grilled Cheese Month!!
And if anyone knows me, I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Ever since my elementary school introduced grilled cheese sandwiches, I’ve been hooked. And from that time, I have tried to add and improve the simple grilled cheese recipe.
But before I talk about that, I have found some interesting ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich over the years. The best way of course is stove top. After buttering one side of a piece of bread, place it butter side down onto the stove with a slice of cheese on top. Immediately after, butter another side of a piece of bread and place that butter side up onto the original bread with cheese. Keep grilling until cheese has fully been melted and both sides have a nice brown color.
There are two new ways I have found to make a grilled cheese sandwich, and it eliminated washing the pan afterwards lol.
One way, take a simple bread toaster and put it on it SIDE. Yah you heard that right. On its side! Then place a piece of bread with a slice of cheese on top into the toaster. You will have to slide it in. Place the other piece of bread also in the toaster. Then, as you might guess, turn the toaster on (the slices of bread might not go in so you will have to push them in). Within a minute or so, carefully take out your slices of bread and put it on top of each other. Simple grilled cheese sandwich.
Who knew you could use a toaster like that? Also Don’t worry most toasters won’t touch the cheese. So no mess…I hope.
The second way (that my mother has found completely ridiculous) is using aluminum foil and a clothing iron. Wrap up your sandwich into aluminum foil and then…place that iron right on top of it! The aluminum acts as a conductor and cooks up your sandwich inside. And the iron provides the heat. It actually works!
Just a side note since we are talking about grilled cheese, one of the best places I have found near Rutgers that sells these tasty treats is Cheezen on Easton Ave. Great place to get a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and much more!
Alright so what to add in a grilled cheese sandwich? Well definitely try eating grilled cheese with tomato soup. It’s ridiculously good! Always love doing that when I hit up Panera Bread. So what can you do with a simple grilled cheese? Honestly you can put anything into a grilled cheese and it will probably taste good. I’ve tried onions, lettuce, mozzarella sticks, chicken, hot dogs, and even nutella! Even though a simple grilled cheese is great by itself, one can get real bored real fast from just eating bread and cheese. It’s important to always spice up life and find new ingredients to make something simple in something crazy awesome wonderful!
(I know someone who did this LOL…)
So go forth my friend, make a grilled cheese sandwich, try out the cooking methods I mentioned above, create new varieties and types of grilled cheese sandwiches. The world is your oyster…whatever that means lol!
Oh and of course….HAPPY NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE MONTH!!!