National Grilled Cheese Day!

So yesterday was ‘National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day’.  Did you know that?  It’s only, like, way more important than Christmas and Easter combined.  After all, who gives a fig newton about baby ‘Whatshisface’ when there’s toasted cheese sandwiches to be had, am I right?  And even though it only requires three main ingredients, the grilled cheese is one of the most popular domestic foods worlds round and has been for centuries.  Even the worst of walking kitchen nightmares can make it.  Hey, anything with butter, cheese and bread is still bound to turn out pretty freakin’ ah-mazing no matter how you serve it up; it’s like the orgasm of comfort food for Pete’s sake.

Originally, it was those clever Romans that were first credited with the idea to make a ‘cooked bread’ and cheese sandwich.  Screw the arch, aqueducts, roadways and even the calendar, the grilled cheese sandwich trumps them all.  Maybe they needed a little sumthin’-sumthin’ after a big night out at the Coliseum as they were feeling a bit peckish after a trip to the ‘Vomitorium’, whatever, but damn if it wasn’t a good idea!  Since then, many cultures have invented their own take on this culinary delight.  In France, people enjoy ‘Croque Monsieur’ (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic North American version of the grilled cheese that we all love and enjoy emerged in the 1920’s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread first became available. Now, it’s practically a staple in cafés, diners, and cafeterias across the country.

The "Heart Stopper"

So what better way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, than with a grilled cheese sandwich cooked by my favorite girl after a hard day at the office, and then a tough evening sweating in the spin studio at the gym?  Served with a little leftover ham from Easter dinner and it’s as near as heaven on a plate as I’m ever going to find.  And if there’s a better side dish than a Cadbury’s Crème Egg to accompany it, I haven’t heard about it.

God help me.

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  1. beebsmom

     /  April 13, 2012

    Oh, how I spoil you ! You’re such a lucky guy ❤


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