Everyone at Real Food Real Kitchens LOVES grilled cheese sandwiches. They are one sandwich that can grow with you from childhood to adulthood... all depending on the ingredients you put in. There's the kind my Mom used to make me with two slices of white bread, two slices of American cheese, and white bread with butter slathered on each slice. If it was a good week we also got a cup of tomato soup to go with it.
Today (National Grilled Cheese Day) we are putting a twist on the normal grilled cheese by adding all kinds of fresh ingredients, different types of cheeses, and a variety of breads. Our first is one of our favorites that blends a little bit of childhood with a more adult swagger: brie, apple, honey peanut butter, and some wheat French bread. This time we served it with the extra slices of apple and some sweet, delicious strawberry soda.
There's no trick to this grilled cheese, on each sandwich we used two slices of apple, two thin slices of brie, honey peanut butter on both slices of bread, and a little butter on the outsides of the bread. We cooked it in a pan at medium heat and placed the panini press right on top, checked it every few minutes, then flipped it over when we could see it was browning on the bottom (use a spatula to lift up the edge of the sandwich). About 5 minutes later, we were chowing down with smiles on our faces. If you make this recipe send in pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will feature them right here on this page!
We brought on some of our favorites as well to help make this small master piece. The honey peanut butter is from our flavorful friends at Peanut Butter & Co., the soda from Capt'n Eli's Soda, our easy apple slicer from Progressive International, and our handy dandy panini press from Lodge Cast Iron Cookware.
by Craig Chapman