Let's bring it back. Back to when life was simple and the biggest decision I had to make was which crayon I was going to color with. Back to when Arthur was the coolest show on television. Back to when people had social skills. Back to the basics. Let's bring it back...back to grilled cheese sandwiches.
My mom actually never made grilled cheese sandwiches for us growing up. Her signature sliced bread meal is and always has been French toast. We were still fans of cheese sandwiches using sliced bread though; we just weren't familiar with the grilled version of them. I remember it like it was yesterday; before making my sandwich, I would always smush my sliced bread till it was super thin. I liked it better that way. I'm not sure why, but there was always something better about it when it was chewy and doughy, rather than when it was fluffy and airy.
When I saw the idea of grilled cheese rolls on Carolyn's blog, I was sold. The picture alone made my mouth water. While my family does not purchase sliced white bread anymore(cause you know, the whiter your bread, the sooner you're dead), we do have an avid supply of sliced whole wheat bread in the house. It took us a while to get used to it, but we did, and we haven't even thought about going back to white bread since. Whole wheat is so much more nutritious and filling, and nobody's paying me to say that, I promise.
Do you see this beauty? A slice of melted, gooey, yellow American cheese enveloped in a slice of crispy whole wheat bread. While I wasn't very fond of the fact that the pan had to be buttered to cook these(apparently that's normal for all grilled cheese sandwiches but this is news to me), I still loved every bite and licked every bit of melted cheese off my fingers. These are definitely the ultimate comfort food for a chilly Fall afternoon.
Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups2 slices of yellow American Cheese2 slices of whole-wheat bread
Directions:Cut the crusts off your bread. Using a rolling pin, flatten out the crustless bread squares and top each of them with a slice of cheese.Roll the squares up into a log and place them seam-side down in a pan with melted butter. Cook on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Flip them around in the pan to crisp all the sides.