[sandwich credit: our youngest son, E. I only plated and photographed this one!]
I’m not sure you can get more “comfort food” than a good old fashioned grilled cheese sandwich in my book. There’s something intrinsically cozy and homey about it. It’s definitely a family favorite, and when I started asking our of boys about it a bit, I realized that not only do we serve it at home, but it also seems that it’s a go-to at BOTH of their grandma’s homes for meals and snacks when they’re there. No wonder.
I also started thinking a bit about how people might make them differently from place to place, and home to home. I’ve heard of all different types of cheeses being used, and even some additions like bacon. (Might have to give that one a try!). Some people toast them in the oven, while others prefer to stovetop method to get the perfect combo of toasty outside and soft melty cheese inside.
Today I thought I’d share our twist on this classic:
Extra Creamy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
For each sandwich you’ll need:
two slices of your favorite bread (we prefer white or wheat sandwich bread)
1-2 slices of aged cheddar cheese
1 Tbs whipped cream cheese
Prepare an omelet pan or small frying pan on the stove and set the temp to medium low. Lightly butter the outside of two slices of bread. Spread the whipped cream cheese on the inside of one slice, top with the slices of cheddar cheese, and top with the other slice of buttered bread.
Heat the sandwich in the pan until the bottom is lightly toasted and the cheese inside begins to melt (sometimes we pop a lid on the get the cheese inside to melt). Flip the sandwich and toast the other side. Remove from the pan when everything is warm and gooey.
Enjoy with soup or any way you like it.