Thursday, January 30, 2014

Grilled Cheese Win

Linda had a blast with Penelope today on their Thursday play date.  She seemed to really like the muffins that Linda made the other day.  You can tell by her expression she thought they were yummy. 
Wow!  These are good Nana!
Speaking of best food ever, that award has to go to Linda's lunch today.  It was a 100% slam-dunk delicious spur-of-the-moment kind of meal.  No Pintrest or cooking blog recipe, she just made it up as she stood in front of the refrigerator.  (Right now her fingers are so frozen that she keeps typing gibberish and having to auto-correct the words because she can't tell where her fingers are on the keyboard.  Yes, its still freezing in our house.)  This is the best grilled cheese sandwich she ever ate.
First you must use two slices of fresh Spinach and Feta bread (from Great Harvest Bread Company.  It's a local bread bakery that does some amazing things with dough.  Since you probably don't live anywhere near one, the sandwich probably won't taste as good if you use regular bread) then spread a light layer of minced basil and olive oil on the inside. Add sliced fresh mozzarella cheese on top.   Next mix chopped artichoke hearts and slivered sun dried tomatoes together and spread over cheese.  Grill.  It would have been great as a panini, but since we don't have a panini maker (and there isn't $ for one in the budget) grilling the sandwich worked fine.   She almost made the same exact thing for dinner but opted for a salad instead since she is trying to eat lighter in the evenings.

P.S.  She just googled panini makers.  You can get a basic one for under $25.  Hmmm... maybe she can squeeze it in the budget somehow.