So what exactly are we celebrating?! National grilled cheese month of course! What, you haven’t celebrated yet? Well good thing there is still half of the month left!
Jay and I actually had this meal planned before we realized it was a glorious cheesy month, but why not go with it and call it a celebration!
This potato was the size of my head! And I have a big noggin.
We started off by making two different kinds of fries. Old bay fries and parmesan fries.
In case you don’t know what Old Bay fries are, (I realized this was a regional in a previous post!) it is simply fries with Old Bay seasoning, which is a common mixture put on seafood, especially crab legs. And we love parmesan truffle fries, but we were lacking truffle oil so we just made them parmesan fries by adding some parmesan cheese, olive oil and parsley.
The potatoes took quite some time to cook, which is why they were the first priority. They actually wound up shrinking quite a bit in the oven!
And while the fries cooked I worked on a salad for myself. I chopped some cucumber, red pepper, carrot and tomato over some spinach. This salad was quite similar to one that Kath would prepare, including her honey and olive oil dressing.
Then it was time to make the grilled cheese! I left this up to Jay, who is a great sandwich maker.
I had cheese, tomato and a slice of ham on my sandwich.
Jay had just cheese and ham on his.
Oh, and to go with the Old Bay fries we made a quick American cheese dip, which is usually served with these fries when you have them in a restaurant.
We had quite the spread! Jay said he liked the Old Bay fries best but I was undecided because they were both so good!
I love making these kinds of meals, where we can recreate ideas we have tried when we go out to eat. It is definitely less expensive and healthier, especially when you know exactly what you are eating. The only problem? I wish it could be Grilled Cheese Month 12 times a year!