I have to begin this post with an apology for being so absent the past few days. The husband and I had such a magnificently busy weekend it has taken me until today to catch up! Friday we went to the Griffins season opener with our good friends, Mike & Katie Elders.
Griffins games are great for so many reasons. For one, you can't get much better for people watching unless you go to your local Wal-Mart. Second, you can heckle almost anyone and get away with it. Third: $1 items at the concession stand. And last, the fights on the ice. I love hockey fights because, in general, they are not broken up until someone hits the ground and they are usually getting the life beat out of them. (blood is a bonus!)
We had a blast at the game, even though the Griffins lost, and headed back to the Elders for --(in my mind)-- the MAIN event of the night....Wait for it. Okay, I won't make you: GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE. I know that I don't even have to try and convince you to try them because these sandwiches were just as amazing as they sound. While the boys played Call of Duty [a video game from the DEVIL], Katie and I were in the kitchen grilling up sheer perfection.
Seriously, I wouldn't lie to you about SHEER PERFECTION.
First, we gathered all our ingredients... you will need a few breads: white, rye, sourdough (We just used wheat).
Cheeses: Cheddar, Fontina, Gruyère
(We just used Cheddar and Gruyère because it was so expensive--it is a very famous swiss cheese made from cow's milk and has a slightly nutty taste with undertones of musty mushroom. It is delicious!)
Then, of course you need all your fancy toppings: cilantro, jalepeno, red onion, prosciutto, bacon, tomato, avocado, dijon mustard, sage, apple, etc. You can tweak your toppings based on your preference.
We made 5 sandwiches and cut them up so everyone could taste each sandwich....here is a picture of our little feast and, of course, the cherry wine sangria!
and katie and I, proudly displaying our de-LISH sandwiches...
and one more..this one is great because Katie is clearly disturbed by my husband's juvenile behavior. And Mike just doesn't want to be in the picture :) But please notice the empty plates...we seriously scarfed these down in about 10 minutes.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Sandwich #1: Rye, Gruyère, Prosciutto, Arugula, Tomato
Sandwich #2:Rye, Cheddar, Dijon Mustard, Bacon, Tomato, Avocado, Pepper
Sandwich #3:Rye, Gruyère, Apple, Sage
Sandwich #4:White, Cheddar, Jalepeno, Cilantro
Sandwich #5: Rye, Gruyère, Red Onion, Prosciutto, Pepper
Sandwich #6: White, Fontina, Tuna, Relish
Sandwich #7: White, Cheddar, Cherry Preserves, Basil
Sandwich #8: Sourdough, Cheddar, Bacon, Pickles
Sandwich #9:Rye, Gruyère, Sardines, Peppadew Peppers, Arugula
Tips: Generously butter your bread and once sandwich is assembled and on grill don't press them down...it's NOT a panini!