Grilled Cheese

I love to make bread, but I rarely make plain sandwich bread.  I just don't usually think to do it.  But John and I are trying to stick to our budget a little better this year, so I've been paying more attention to my grocery spending.  I realized by the end of the first week of April, I'd spent two weeks worth on groceries, although really I had more than two weeks worth of food.  So, I'm trying to go until the end of two weeks before I go back to the store.  And then, oops, I realized we have no bread - so homemade bread was made in just a few hours without spending any more money. 

Grilled cheese may be my favorite sandwich.  I mean, I love a big fancy sandwich with sprouts and avacado and all that stuff, but grilled cheese is comfort.  And with homemade bread - mmm.  Sandwich success.

My mom reminded me a couple of years ago about when I was a kid, and I refused to eat grilled cheese unless it was made the way my best friend's mom made it.  I still make it that way:

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Butter one side of two pieces of bread.  Lay one piece of bread, butter side down, on your skillet.  Next add two slices of cheese of your choice, then the other slice of bread butter side up.  cook over medium heat for two to four minutes depending on how dark you like it.  Carefully flip, and cook the other side.  I like mine a little burnt. :)

How do you fix your grilled cheese?


Beck said...

I love using extra sharp cheddar when we got some room in the budget. and homemade bread is the way to go! it's so good!

erin said...

Would you mind sharing your bread recipe? I've never had one I thought would be good for sandwiches.

Jenny Crill said...

How do you make your bread? It looks yummy!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

ever tried mayo instead of butter?

julie said...

Oh, man, I remember that when I was a child, the grilled cheese sandwiches had so much margarine on the outsides that they were bright yellow. I mean BRIGHT. YELLOW! And never crisped up. And, of course, they were filled to the brim with Velveeta. And the bread was good ol' Wonder bread.

Oh, and they were awfully delicious. And yet...it remains one of my goals that my children never, except perhaps once in their lives as a novelty, ever taste such a sandwich.