Wednesday, December 6, 2017

grown up grilled cheese

Last night’s temperature in Park City bottomed out at a warm and steamy 9 degrees fahrenheit. Can you say brrr? Although bone chilling, I actually don’t mind the cold temps. I was driving around looking at Christmas lights last night and it reminded me of when I was a kid sitting in the back seat next to my sister with my mom and dad up front. I have some really great memories that were made in some really cold temps. To me, cold weather is cozy. It’s a time to bundle up, cuddle up by the fire, sip on hot cocoa and embrace all that winter has to offer. That was the mood I was in last night, so I decided to make my own version of a “grown up” grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The soup I bought was from Whole Foods, by a brand called “Pacific.” It was their Organic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup. It comes in a little (or big depending on what size you buy) box and I poured it into a pot and heated it up over the stove.

For the grilled cheese, this is what I used:

2 Slices of Sprouted California Style Bread (Alvarado Street Bakery)
2 Slices of Organic Mild Cheddar Cheese
1 Roma Tomato, Sliced
2 Basil Leaves
1/2 Avocado 

Avocado Oil for Bread 

I don’t think I need to tell you how to make a grilled cheese, but I will…
  • Heat a pan/griddle/skillet over Medium High Heat 
  • Brush Butter, Olive Oil, or Ghee (I used Avocado Oil) onto 1 side of both slices of bread
  • Put buttered/oiled side down onto hot pan
  • Add a slice of cheddar to each slice (sometimes I cover with lid to melt faster)
  • Wait until cheddar starts to melt and then add 1 Basil Leaf on each piece of bread 
  • Then add slices of tomato to one piece of bread and mush avocado on the other
  • Carefully use a spatula to flip the avocado topped piece of bread onto the other 
  • Push down on top of bread with spatula to get sandwich to stick together 
  • Flip back and forth until it reaches your golden and toasty liking 
  • Slice sandwich in half and enjoy with soup. *Sandwich tastes even better when dipped in soup*
This was so simple, so easy and so delicious! Besides, who doesn't love a grilled cheese?

Keep on keepin’ on—
XX, Laura 

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