A Childhood Classic, Grown Up

Grilled Cheese. Buttery toast and tangy melted cheese fused together to create the ultimate sandwich. The sandwich of childhood memories with pairings of tomato soup.  The go-to for comfort and warmth. Step away from the Kraft Singles and spin this versatile classic into your own creation!


I’ve always replied, bread and cheese when asked what foods I’d want to be stranded on a dessert island with.  I can’t explain why they marry well but they do and that’s all that matters. This particular night after a run and a late dinner-time I was craving  comfort food and veggies in a flash.  Adding tomato, spinach and avocado to the general mix of bread and cheese, was satisfaction. Melt your way to greatness by concocting your own twist to the classic grilled cheese.  If you want to try the Tomato, Avo, Spinach I promise its good:

Tomato, Avo, Spinach Grilled Cheese
Tomato, Avo, Spinach Grilled Cheese

Tomato, Avo, & Spinach Grilled Cheese
for 1

2 slices of good bread

A few pats of softened butter

1 slice of sharp cheddar

1 slice of Munster

2 slices of tomato (salted and peppered)

1/2 an avocado

A generous handful of spinach

Heat and oil/butter skillet. Butter one side of each of the bread slices.  Once the skillet is hot, place one piece of bread (butter side-down) on the skillet. Top with cheese slices, tomato, avocado and spinach.  Place the second piece of bread atop (butter side-up) and toast on low heat. I like to put a pan cover atop the sandwich to encourage, maximum gooeyness of cheese.  Grill until toasted, then flip and toast the other side.

Best served with a rendition of tomato soup.

One thought on “A Childhood Classic, Grown Up

  1. “bread and cheese” as your desert island foods <— You and Jennie both. haha!

    I do love a grownup grilled cheese though! Never done avocado though but it sounds delicious.


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