With rumor of snow in the air (who are we kidding… its snowing outside of my window right now!) and a grilled cheese eatery called Melt Down opening in downtown Newark on UofDs campus at the end of the month (for those of you who know the Old Post house… that is where it is going)… We could not help but think of all of the gooey possibilities to this cold weather staple. Plus, we figured we could help Melt Down by suggesting a few different varieties that they could add to their menu (what?! – we have a minor sweet tooth!). Take a look at all of our favorite possibilities (and hurry and make a dash to the store really quick before the roads get bad):
makes 4 sandwiches | 1 loaf of multigrain bread, cut into 8 thick slices, 12 ounces of fresh blackberries, 12-15 fresh basil leaves ( chopped ), 6-8 ounces of fontina cheese, sliced, 2 tablespoons olive oil
serves 4 | 3 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 8 slices challah bread or brioche 2 tablespoons raspberry or strawberry jam 8 slices fresh pear 16 slices Havarti cheese 1 egg, whisked 1 tablespoon milk
…is a grilled cheese sandwich made on sourdough bread (or bread of your choice!). with pepperjack cheese. avocado. bacon (we suggest Kunzlers if you are on the east cost). and apple slices. The instructions are pretty much self explanatory
6 slices slices of pancetta 2/3 loaf ciabatta 1 1/2 cups fontina cheese, grated 10 large basil leaves 1 peach, pit discarded, halved and sliced into thin wedges 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 cup gruyère cheese, grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper Foil-wrapped brick, for grilling
4 slices multigrain bread, 6 strawberry tomatoes, thinly sliced 3 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced with a sharp knife 10 slices fontina cheese, cut with a cheese slicer 12 to 16 large basil leaves Honey to taste Butter (to coat bread for grilling)
Peanut Butter, Banana, + Honey Grilled Cheese
A sandwich made with lots of creamy peanut butter, thick cuts of banana and a drizzle of honey, then grilled to perfection. (I definitely washed this down with a cold glass of milk!)
Ingredients | 2 thin slices of pound cake – a few slices of brie – 1/2 tbs fig spread (may we suggest Williams Sonoma versiona, 1 small rosemary sprig, chopped, 1 pat of butter.
… and if you just happen to be a simple gal with then how about these adorable mini heart shaped grilled cheeses to spice up your evening and warm you heart!
stay warm this season and don’t forget to try a few of these out! - Nicole