Teaching myself to cook, one recipe at a time.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Just about my favorite thing to eat during my first trimester was grilled cheese. I’m not talking anything fancy or sophisticated, simply white bread and American cheese, like this stock photo from somewhere on the Internet:

I just couldn’t get enough of them. I’ve never bought so much American cheese in my life.

During the second trimester, I was more open to changing things up a bit. I guess I was feeling a bit more energetic and a little less picky about food. I remembered that my amazing sister-in-law had once made me a pretty incredible pesto grilled cheese sandwich, so I set out to make something similar, based on a recipe that I’d found.

First, I started out with some bread. The recipe said Italian bread, but I liked the looks of this beauty from the Wegman’s bakery.


Butter one slice…


Then put it facedown on the grill or skillet, or whatever you’re using. Add a coat of prepared pesto sauce to the other side.


Then add a slice (or two, if you’re pregnant) of provolone cheese.


Then some tomato slices,


And some American cheese (I overdid the cheese a bit, I think).


Take another slice of bread and put pesto on one side,


Put it facedown on the sandwich, and then butter the other side.


Voila! Now just cook the sandwich as you would any other grilled cheese sandwich. Flip it once if you have it in a frying pan, or just close the lid if you’re using a George Foreman grill.


And there you have it!


Delicious. Simple. Quick. Easy clean up. Cheese.


Can’t ask for much more than that.

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