|Bacon, avocado, smoked Gouda,|
tomato, sourdough grilled cheese...
You are my best friend.
|Yet another use for bacon jam.|
So here is my attempt to write a recipe. I've never done this before, but I can probably figure it out...
Heady Grilled Cheese
Makes 1 sandwich
- 2 pieces of sourdough bread
- several slices of smoked Gouda
- a pile of cooked bacon
- 1 avocado
- 1 tomato
Open a beer and begin drinking it (cooking without alcohol is dangerous). Butter up one side of each piece of bread. Smother the other side with cheese, vegetables, meat, condiments, and whatever else you want to put on there. Put it on a medium-hot skillet. Keep drinking your beer. Carefully flip your grilled cheese to brown both sides perfectly. Remove from the skillet and eat it.
Makes 1 quesadilla
Makes 1 quesadilla
- 2 tortillas, white or whole wheat
- 1 handful shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 avocado
- bacon jam
- garlic salt
- olive oil
Open a beer. Heat up some olive oil in your skillet. Load up your quesadilla with tons of wondrous edibles and grill it. Be sure to pour some olive oil on the top before you flip it back over. Remove from heat, slice it into triangles or whatever crazy shapes you like to eat, then eat it.
Note: I highly recommend sautéeing onions and mushrooms in balsamic vinegar and trying that instead of the avocado and bacon. Rice and black beans are a nice addition, too. Or you can go the pizza-quesadilla route and use pepperoni, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
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Hethyr: It's about time I get to slack at the bottom of the page! I've been doing all of the work for far too long. It's high time that he cooks and I dish it out. =)
Thank goodness for almost infinite variety when it comes to grilled cheese and quesadillas, because we eat at least one of these meals at least once a week. When I get busy with clients and cook for 10-12 hours a day, day after day, it's almost too much to think about making dinner for us when I get home. Here's where Jon's mad grilled cheese- and quesadilla-making skills come in handy. He is the master of creativity with these hand-held meals. On a side note, he also makes incredible breakfasts. I enlist his help there as often as I can.
He's been talking about doing this blog post for about three weeks now and I've been pushing him to do it, but he didn't "have the perfect ingredients" for the "perfect grilled cheese" until this week. I had no idea that there was such a thing, but I'll be damned if this didn't turn out to be the perfect sandwich. Sourdough toasts up so nicely, smoked Gouda is one of my favorite cheeses on Earth, bacon is heavenly and avocado is pure, creamy goodness. I chose to forego the tomatoes on my sandwich, but they sure looked pretty on Jon's. And beer. Sweet, sweet beer. I think I may have to take Jon's advice and start cooking with alcohol... apparently it's dangerous not to and my motto is "safety first!"
I didn't realize that I was going to get a bonus meal with this blog post, but the quesadilla with avocado and bacon jam has been one of my favorites to date. I didn't realize that I could have had mine cut into shapes, but you can be sure I'll be requesting that next time!