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.  (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. Leave your answer in the comments and I’ll draw winners for skeins of Wollmeise next week!

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  1. Mmmmm the Grilled Cheese, just needed a bowl of creamy tomato basil soup!

    White knuckles all the way for the speed skating!

  2. We have the olympic on eyery night for the whole two weeks! Anything that has ski or skates takes my attention away from knitting.

    PS I like grilled cheese with pears and brie.

  3. The ice dancing.

    Unfortunately, I missed the performances this year so will hope I can catch on another station that runs Olympics all day every day.

  4. Probably any of the luge or skeleton events. The idea of hurtling down the track at that speed with nothing to protect you if you crash… *shudder* The tragic recent event aside, it’s always been a nail-biter for me. I like to get my adrenaline rush secondhand, that’s for sure!

  5. Skating and Skiing always grab my attention but honestly, I have so much respect and admiration for the time and effort that goes into the training that it takes to get to this level, I will watch any sport they broadcast… I have been taking an incredible amount of time to finish this pair or red Olympic mittens!! Mittens in March anyone?

  6. The figure skaters! They combine such amazing athleticism with grace and artistry.
    And btw, that recipe looks amazing!

  7. The ice dancing was great to watch, but the snocross after qualifying when 4 people at a time go down the course was what I had to watch. It goes so fast with the best in the world crashing and it changes in a second.

  8. I’m not getting much knitting done at all with the Olympics on. It’s all so fast paced. Loving hockey, aerial jumps, snowcross.

  9. Biathlon for sure. They are AMAZINGLY fit… the idea that you can go from full out racing to calm enough to hit a target the size of a silver dollar in about 10 seconds just floors me,

  10. Curling quite frankly. It takes all I have to figure out why it is that what they are doing was considered competition-worthy. Not dissing it at all, but it’s the same thought I have when I try to imagine the first person who wondered if an oyster would be tasty!

  11. I’m right there with you…downhill is so exciting that I put it all down and watch. There are also portions of the opening ceremony and closing ceremony that require full attention to reap the full benefits.

  12. Is it an option to say that sports hardly ever make me put my knitting down but the grilled cheese sandwich would do that anytime?

  13. Put down my knitting???? I have a sweater to finish, there is no putting down!

    I might have for some of the really fast races, but my own Olympic sport needs me!

  14. Speedskating with Apollo! I even find myself yelling at the television (after years of telling my husband “they can’t hear you” while he yells at football!)

    I agree, Mimi’s grilled cheese is the very best!

  15. Four winter sports make me put down my knitting, so I’m going nowhere in the knitting Olympics: short track speedskating, especially Apolo Ohno’s heats; figure skating, especially men’s this year and the pairs; various types of skiing: freestyle (moguls, aerials, the new ski cross, jumping) and alpine, oh even the cross-country; and finally snowboarding.

    Though I am not and have never been a winter sportsperson, I think I like the winter Olympics more than the summer (odd since I am a former long distance runner and prefer to play summer sports). Every commercial during the winter Olympics seems to have folks sporting beautiful handknits, if only hats, and I just can’t get enough of those!!

  16. Figure skating and speed skating make me put down my knitting, absolutely! So lovely and I never can imagine how they do some of these things.

    I love all Olympics and watch avidly throughout, whenever I can.

  17. Most of them – meaning this baby sweater may be done for the kid’s first year in college! But thanks to the wonders of the DVR, I can at least make a good attempt, and then toss the needles to dive on the remote.

  18. I LOVE figure skating and do not knit when they are performing. I think that I do not breathe….
    The other winter sport that mesmerizes me is louge. I can not understand how you will go at that speed with no protection to your body. I love Winter Olympics, they are my favorite event all over. I do not want to wait another 4 years to see it again.

  19. I guess the sport that would make me put down my knitting would be anything that was over and done with really quickly…downhill skiing, snowboarding, luge…the kind of sport that if you blink, you’ve missed it!

  20. My first reaction was figure skating, but then I thought of Apolo and how fast things happen in short track. So, I’d have to go with short track speed skating.

  21. Ice skating! I just don’t want to miss a thing – but also the end of pretty much any race – my eyes are glued to the screen to see if anyone’s going to make a last desperate move …

  22. I am a Olympic-maniac. I follow sports then that I could care less about the rest of the year. My top favs are short track speed skating, especially the races with multiple skaters (ie the 4 person 5000 m relay), figure skating, moguls, ski cross, and freestyle arials. Summer wise, it is diving, swimming, gymnastics and fencing.

  23. Ladies Ice Skating…Love LOVE it..always breathtaking and I have to watch every moment, every jump, every spin to see who is the best.

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