Monday, January 30, 2017

Grilled Cheese Bar for Fun Supper





~SIMPLE GRILLED CHEESE BAR~

When we are weeks into Winter with no sunshine, comfort food is calling my name.  Grilled cheese is always my go to when I'm in the mood to create a fun meal. It reminds me of growing up and Mom making our family of 7 grilled cheese for Saturday suppers.  We loved it with a side of tomato soup.  

Simple grilled cheese and tomato soup are still my favorites, but if you're looking to step it up a notch, setting up a Make Your Own Grilled Cheese station is fun and personal because everyone gets to make it their way.

-It's 9 easy steps -
1 -Do as much prep work ahead of time as you can. 

2 -Cook, cool and store bacon in fridge ahead of time if it's a topping of your choice.

3- Preslice apples, figs, pears, tomatoes and avocados.  Delicious on grilled cheese and the kids can help with prep work ahead of time.

4- A nice variety is tomato basil, 4 cheese, rye & sourdough. We live close to Panera so I like to pick up my breads and have them preslice for me. Or pick up your breads at your local supermarket. 

5- Arrange your cheeses on a large platter, cover and store in 
the fridge.  My favorites are Gruyere, cheddar, fontina & colby jack.
  
6- A simple platter of the cooked ham, turkey or  prosciutto for the meat lovers in your home for anyone who cares to enjoy on their grilled cheese. 

7- Have bowls of softened butter, mayonnaise and olive oil with basting brushes near the griddle to brush onto breads before toasting. And a couple of spatulas for turning the sandwiches. 

8- Lightly spray your large griddle (stovetop or electric) and preheat close to meal time.

9- Stack plates near the griddle so it's 1,2,3 assemble, grill and enjoy.
  
Enjoy and Happy Tuesday! 



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  2. Thanks so much Danielle! You are too kind :)

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