Thursday, September 24, 2009

CEiMB: Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese


I haven't been able to post a Craving Ellie in My Belly recipe in a few weeks. First I was on vacation (see below), then two days after I got home my brother and sister-in-law welcomed a baby girl into this world (also see below). It is their first child, and I am now an aunt! Between all of that and trying to catch up on things at work, I haven't been able to blog as much as I normally do. So I was glad to get back to with this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. This particular recipe was chosen by Leslie of Lethally Delicious.

I am really glad she chose this recipe because it is quite different from the way I usually make grilled cheese. I like my grilled cheese the way I had it as a child, two slices of Kraft singles sandwiched between two slices of white bread slathered with butter. Serve that up with some Campbell's tomato soup, and I am happy. However, I was glad to get a chance to try something different. This sandwich combines two different cheeses (I used colby and pepper jack), with caramelized onions and tomatoes. It really is a great combination, the spicy cheese with the sweet onions and juicy tomato. It is a quick and easy snack, and I would definitely make it again

Badlands National Park


Devil's Tower National Monument

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park


Sunset in Montana

and...my beautiful niece Julia Marie

4 comments:

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

I have extended family that lives out west in the Montana/Wyoming area, and it is such a beautiful part of the country! I don't get out there often enough, so I'm jealous of your vacation :) I hope you had an awesome time, and congrats on becoming an aunt.

Leslie said...

What a fantastic vacation you had, and congrats on becoming an aunt to such a beautiful girl! Oh, and that grilled cheese looks great, but who can concentrate with a baby photo on front of them?

Thanks for cooking along with me this week!

Sara said...

glad you liked this change up version of the grilled cheese. Also, those photos are great, I haven't been to that part of the country is so long. It really is beautiful.

Pamela said...

Well...I'm very late in commenting! Sounds like a fabulous vacation and your niece is so beautiful. Really...is there anything as lovely as a new baby? Nice job on a delicious grilled cheese, too.