Grilled Cheese with Garlic Apples

Grilled Cheese with Garlic Apples

So Scarlett’s dad (my darling husband Dan) was suppose to write this post but, like taking out the garbage some mornings, he somehow skirted the task. It was something about a broken plane and not being able to make it home. Actually, that was for real. So instead of  watching him search and peck his way through this post as I drink a SkinnyGirl margarita and watch the Oscars (am I only the person angry about how good Gwyneth Paltrow looks?) I’m writing it. However, I didn’t let him off easy. I made him answer my questions about grilled cheese as he ran through the airport to catch his new flight.  Although, I can’t believe I had to ask him a single question about grilled cheese sandwiches. As a person who likes to wake up and have two for breakfast, Dan can lay it on thick about the gooey meal. But it was pretty cute to hear him talk about why he loves to make them with Scarlett.

“I know that she likes grilled cheese so it make me happy to make her something we love together. It’s a bond we have.” Um, hello. I’m sitting right here. I’m not sure why I’m not included in this bond. It’s not like I hate grilled cheese or something.

According to Dan, he loves grilled cheese because “it’s easy , fast and reminds me of when I was a kid.” I like grilled cheese because, since he’s the aficionado in the house, Dan makes them. In other words, I don’t do anything. Except get stuck writing this post. What is up with that? I thought I was getting a night off.

Grilled Cheese with Garlic Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 Gala apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 pieces of multi-grain bread
  • 1/2 cup crumbled, aged cheddar

Method

In a medium frying pan, melt butter over medium heat.

Add garlic and sauté until garlic is translucent, about 2 minutes.

Toss in apples and sauté until soft, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove apples and place on a clean pate.

In the same pan, place a slice of bread and then cover the top with the shaved cheddar.

Lay slice of apple atop cheese and then cap with the other slice of bread.

Cook until the underside becomes a gold brown then flip.

Remove from the pan and serve when the cheese melts thoroughly and the top is also a golden brown.

Repeat with other two slices of bread.

 

My grilled cheese team hard at work.

Scarlett loved how Esme and Julian, in Ceri’s post for PB&J cookies, were totally accessorized–Esme in a statement necklace and Julian, in, well, a dress. For the grilled cheese shoot she took a lot of time selecting this crystal bracelet. Please notice.

I’ve always figured that one of the things this site affords Scarlett and I are all the memories we’ll have working together in the kitchen. However, maybe it will just be a simple grilled cheese that will one day remind her of her childhood, made alongside her Dad.


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