Posts Tagged ‘grilled cheese’

Last night we served a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Buffet with 3 different grilled sandwich delights.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Assortment
First was the Jalapeño Cheese grilled cheese with softened cream cheese, roasted jalapeño and mixture of spicy Jack and Sharp Cheddar. The second sandwich was a combination of tart Granny Smith apple, thick sliced Applewood Bacon and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Next up was a Green Goddess Cheese Sandwich with an herbed cheese spread comprised of cilantro, Italian parsley, Basil, Tarragon, shallot, lime and some other goodnesses grilled sandwich.

sandwich stack

We used two artisan breads for the sandwiches smeared with a condiments including Dijon mustard, Major Greys Mango Chutney and on the side we offered miniature dill pickles and home-baked crinkle cut potato chips.

For a first course we offered a choice of two soups: tomato basil or chicken with matzo balls. Not one drop of leftover soup at all!

It was a great evening, good food and the finale was a sweet dessert of homemade fro-yo (frozen yogurt) with fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries from our farmers market.  And as an added option we offered a selection of Girl Scout Cookies because it’s a personal thing.  I love the cookies and the program.



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One of the best aspects of a holiday is the leftover food.  There are dozens of ways to deal with leftovers from using them again as they were or remaking them into new and different dishes.  I usually choose to create something new from the old so that it’s seemingly fresh and inviting all over again.

In this case, the leftover corned beef needed a lift.  So, along come two great pieces of Puliegese bread, some olive oil and slices of leftover corned beef.  Add to that some Guinness caramelized onions with a tart coarse seed mustard and some nutty Gruyère cheese.  And we have a new dimension to our leftover corned beef dinner: The Leftover Grilled Corned Beef and Cheese sandwich.  Of course, it was served with a side of Gruyère mashed potatoes and cornichons  for contrast.  And don’t forget a good bottle of stout.

Corned Beef Sandwich with Guinness caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese

Corned Beef Sandwich with Guinness caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese


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We’ve been following the Cheesy Amigos Food Truck around San Diego. Last night they were at Green Flash Brewery where we caught up with them to taste their panini sandwiches. Terrific blends. This one is The Bacon and Cheese Pick Me Up with Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Tomatoes and cayenne. Delicious.

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