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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1,312 comments

  1. I don’t think there was one sport that made me put my knitting down, but there were a couple that made me stop mid-stitch! Figure skating, Ice dancing and speed skating on the short track! And all of this while bundled up in bed with lots of layers and my knitting! 🙂

  2. Truthfully the only winter sport i even watch is hockey. I’m a baseball fan (go figure – i’m from St. Louis) and nothing else comes close to my heart.

  3. Short track. It is so fast and cut-throat that I can keep my eyes off it. Also, the ski-cross and the snowboard cross where pretty fast paced too.

  4. It is hard to decide! I love the ice skating, dancing and racing. The skiing. Hockey.
    Luckily I chose simple things to work on during the Olympic games!

  5. I don’t know, I just don’t get into the winter sports enough to make me put down the needles. Now if it’s the middle of July and I’m sitting in Safeco Field watching the Mariners, and Freddy Garcia’s pitching a no hitter or one of my boys hits a grand slam… no question about it the needles are down and I’m on my feet!

  6. No sport on this earth can make me put down my knitting! Occasionally, a good sci-fi movie might convince me to put it down, but sports just don’t.

  7. Curling is by far the most intriguing if not confusing sport! It was nice to see that the female athletes were not in their early 20’s! This human shuffle board game made me stop everything to try to figure out the purpose as well as the scoring. : )

  8. I saw Ski Cross this week and couldn’t do anything but watch. It’s fast and insane. The other times I’ve had to stop knitting were the end of the cross country ski events, especially the one where the Slovenian skier raced to a Bronze Medal with four broken ribs and a punctured lung.

  9. I’m an Olympics junkie. Watch or should I say listen to anything and everything. But the Olympics seem to have the opposite affect on me. Instead of putting the knitting down the more intense the event the faster the needles go. Thanks to the Olympics I’ve finally finished the four pair of socks I had on needles.

  10. Snowboarding! It looks incredibly difficult (don’t ask about my attempts to snowboard, they ended on my rear end), but the competitors are all so cheerful; they actually look like they’re having fun!

  11. I watched some of the ladies’ and men’s figure skating also a little of the ice dancing. Not 100% concentration though.

  12. I’ve caught the Olympics every night it’s been on, at least for a short time, and the ONLY time I have done anything but pause in my knitting has been the other night when Davis and White were skating their original program to music from Phantom!
    They were amazing and I was blown away!

  13. I’m with Lorna – the aerial ski jump makes my jaw drop to the apartment below me, it is so awesome.

    I also enjoy figure skating and have begun to learn to enjoy curling, although I still don’t understand it (I’m in Minnesota and it’s just about all my friends are talking about).

  14. Snowboarding. I love wild man Shaun White. My friend Kaye and I love to watch curling although we really don’t understand it :0

  15. Figure skating routines make me set down my knitting….luckily they’re only a few minutes long. Curling and hockey are the best to knit through because they always show replays of the exciting bits. 🙂 I’ll miss them when they’re over.

  16. Speed skating. And any downhill skiing. And luge, bobsled, skeleton. Ok, all the sliding. And ski cross. And…I haven’t gotten nearly as much knitting done as I had hoped!

  17. I become completely focused when either ski or board cross is on. It’s a combination of terror for the racers and thrill watching their skills.

  18. For me, it’s those jumps they do on the skis…aerial perhaps? They start off down that hill, then go up a big hill, and twist and turn and flip around like they’re in a hurricane! I can’t NOT watch!

  19. Always liked the bobslead, however, this time I have watched more of the extreme ski and snowboard events. Ski cross was just amazing.

  20. Figure skating and speed skating. If I try to knit and watch TV, I always end up looking down at a crucial moment and missing something important.

  21. I have always loved figure skating, but I love to watch the men come down on their skis, fly up in the air, and twist, turn, flip, and then land on their feet. I have to put my knitting down for this.

  22. For me it is usually the figure skating (like everyone else, it seems!!) but with the Aussies in the ski jumping it’s been that all the way for me this year!

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