The Best Grilled Cheese and a CONTEST!

Have you ever tried the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Mimi’s Cafe? They’re the best. I am not a huge grilled cheese person, although that with a cup of tomato soup on a cold night is pretty perfect. But a friend of mine told me about the sandwiches at this restaurant and she was absolutely right – they are definitely amazing. A quick Google search produced some options for the recipe and I used them to come up with the version I like. Β (The best part? The butter/parmesan crust that forms on the bread.)

grilled-5-cheese-sandwichGrilled 5-Cheese Sandwich*

12 slices of Texas Toast
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
2 rounded tsp. minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
Grated Parmesan (0r the Parmesan/Asiago mix)
6 slices of monterey jack cheese
6 slices of cheddar cheese
6 slices of swiss cheese
6 slices of mozzarella cheese

Cut the crusts off the bread. Mash the stick of butter with the garlic and mix well. Spread the butter mix on one side of each piece of bread. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese onto a flat plate and then lay each piece of bread on it (butter side down) so that the Parmesan sticks.

Place each piece of bread onto a griddle (or in a pan), butter/Paremesan side down. Add a slice of cheddar and swiss to one piece and a slice of monterey jack and mozzarella to the other piece. Let the bread brown and the cheese get melty, then add the two pieces together to make a sandwich. If you let the sandwich sit for a couple of minutes after you take it out of the griddle, the cheese will set a bit and make it easier to cut in half. Enjoy!

(*Note – I did not say this was a diet recipe. Next week I’ll share a slightly healthier recipe …)

Since so many of us are watching the Olympics, the contest this month is to tell me which sport makes you put down your knitting/crochet project and watch with 100% attention? It could be your favorite sport, it could be the one that makes you most nervous to watch, or it could be a sport you’re still trying to figure out. My favorite is the ice skating, but the sport that makes me put everything down is the downhill skiing. Flying down ice and snow on two little sticks? That’s nuts.Β Leave your answer in the comments and I’ll draw winners for skeins of Wollmeise next week!

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  1. Another one with no TV! I just knit and am completely oblivious! lol Now, if we were talking any sport… Green Bay Packers football usually has me abandoning my yarn for awhile. πŸ˜‰

  2. The Olympic sport that captures my complete attention and makes me drop stitches is ski cross (like motocross but on skis!). Jumps! Thrills! Spills!

  3. I love the Men’s Ski Jumping which always makes me put my knitting needles down…lol. But I also love to watch Apolo Ohno speed skate! He’s awesome as was the S. Korean boys.

    I’d have to say Curling is probably my least favorite of the winter sports….still can’t get into it!

  4. Apollo Ohno. Oh…he’s not an Olympic sport , you say? Ok, ok…short track, then. πŸ™‚ I lean with the skaters and get all nervous.

    The women’s downhill was really intense, too. Heck, any downhill skiiing is intense!

  5. yum, yum, yum ~~ I want one of these sandwiches. Sounds a lot better than the greasy one I order every noon!

    Wouldn’t mind a skein of Wollmeise either!


  6. hockey! oh my goloshes that us/canada game was AWESOME! i’m a big fan of the snowboarding too.

    p.s. i make my grilled cheese with muenster, cayenne pepper, and tomato slices.

  7. curling and ski jumping. Curling I’ve done in my past–in high school for four years and I like to pay attention and watch the strategies. Ski jumping simply takes my breathe away.

  8. I was surprised how fascinating the new women’s ski cross is — had to stop and watch those runs four abrest down the mountain. But really it’s World Cup soccer for me!

  9. Hands down Figure Skating! I love the music, the clothes and I sure as hell wish I could skate without falling let a lone fly thru the air and spin around gracfully!

  10. The snowboarding takes my full attention, the speed skating and curling get a close second… one because it goes and changes so dang fast, and the other because I’m oddly fascinated by it although I’m still just not sure I understand it. I will TRY to knit while I’m watching, but I end up holding my knitting and not making any progress. I’d LOVE to try some Wollmeise and join the addicted hordes!

  11. Snowboarding and hockey. I’ll put my “sticks” down anytime to watch the guys with the hockey sticks! πŸ™‚

    I am a huge fan of grilled cheese and almost any kind of soup. Also adore tuna melts and chicken salad melts. Maybe in another life I lived in Wisconsin – I love cheese that much!

  12. The bobsled runs make me hold my breath! Just too fast on packed snow and ice makes me want to cover my eyes!

  13. I have to watch short track speed skating and the snowboarding events make me hold my breath..I can’t believe how high and fast these olympians go…

  14. Ice skating is the only thing I will watch and I do sometimes put down the knitting if the skating is just amazing. I’m always struck by the talent and skill and strength of the skaters. It must take alot of dedication to get that good!

  15. Speed Skating, short track. I love it and, like a lot of other winter olympic sports, one look down at your knitting and you’ve missed something!

  16. Figure skating is hands down my favorite Olympic event. Every jump and spin and the costumes. Watching for those perfect landings and holding my breath for the judges’ scores.

  17. Curling. I just wonder at it. I’m not sure exactly what they’re doing, but they’re doing it intensely. I just watch it with my head sideways like a dog.

  18. I had to stop knitting each time to watch Shawn White make his amazing snowboarding runs on the half pipe. The ice dancing always catches my attention, too.

  19. I’m not really into sport-watching, but, while not an Olympic event, I’m am in rapt attention throughout a Roller Derby bout.

  20. Ice skating can tempt me to put down my knitting for a moment, but when they break for commercials and a whole bunch of commentary, it’s kind of hard to get back into it.

  21. Snowboarding is so awesome, I hardly even consider it a sport! (I’m very much not a ‘sports’ person. But snowboarding doesn’t count, it’s exciting πŸ˜‰

  22. i have to put my knitting down when watching either skicross or snowboardcross. it makes me so nervous!

    hockey is pretty eye catching too. lately i’ve been trying to knit something very easy so i can at least keep ONE eye on the olympics.

  23. I am not much of a fan of TV, but I usually like the Olympics and Special Olympics. I haven’t watched yet this year, but my favorite sport is figure ice skating. I just got a new puppy. His name is “little bit” and he is an eight-week old chihuahua mix dog. I am going to crochet him a sweater soon, because he is always cold. Much success to this site is wished.

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