Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute: Say "Cheeeeeeese!"

I try not to overdo it too often about my cooking expertise, because it's not my job to make you feel inadequate and bad about yourselves. However, I must take this Tuesday to rave about one of my favorite foods... Sliced cheese. Or I guess, to be more precise, processed American cheese food (See? It is a food. It says so on the wrapper).

Again, I hate to rub it in, but I make an amazing grilled cheese (food?) sandwich. And if I'm feeling extra nice, I may offer a side of canned tomato soup to my growing boys (I love spoiling them). They adore my grilled cheese (food?) sandwiches, and whenever my husband offers to make them, they shout out, "NO! You don't know how... Mom makes them better!" What can I say?

I feel hesitant sharing this next part with you, but since we are on the subject... Sometimes, when I have the whole afternoon to plan and prepare, I will make them my signature international dish, grilled cheese (food?) quesadillas! Don't hate me because I'm the kind of mom that always thinks ahead and has fancy food like tortillas on hand.

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Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.


38 comments:

Cheryl said...

My kids love grilled cheese (or girl cheese as they used to call it..) but when I tried it as a quesadilla, they rebelled. There is no accounting for taste. :-)

angi_b72 said...

lol...I love an oooey goooey grilled cheese and some tomato soup!! My girls beg for it sometimes!!

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

You crack me up! this was hilarious. And I will try not to feel too inferior about your way cool cooking skills.

Elisabeth said...

LOL!! My husband gets the same response when he offers to make grilled cheese sandwiches for my two. "No! Let mom make them! She makes them better!"

Under the Influence said...

My littlest calls cheese quesadillas "mexican pizza." I am weening us off processed cheese slices and onto the real thing. Oddly, they haven't noticed and I thought they would! I am trying to eliminate some of the processed foods we eat. Not all, just some, though all would be nice (and nearly impossible for us!).

Tabitha in Bliss said...

LOL! My princess is actually the master of grilled cheese sandwiches in our home. She even gets fancy with it and adds a slice of tomato.

Kristina P. said...

I have to say, I do sort of hate you after this post.

Tiffany said...

I hate to one up you, but I make MY quesadilla's with SHREDDED cheese. I know. I rock!

jsprik said...

i LOOOVVEE me some grilled cheese and tomato soup!!

CaJoh said...

Cheese Gromit. I love cheese as well. I guess I'm not much of an American since I don't really like American cheese. My mom used to make grilled cheese sandwiches with Munster cheese and I called it "Monster" cheese.

Sheri and George said...

I love grilled cheese sandwiches and tomatoe soup or (and don't wrinkle up your nose and go EWWW until you try it) grilled cheese and a banana sliced in half with miracle whip spread on it. Yummy!

Tenakim said...

My kids say 'girl cheese' too. My youngest calls American cheese- orange cheese- makes it THAT much more appetizing!

♥georgie♥ said...

LMFAO!!! toooooo funny...grilled cheese AND tomato soup....I'm not worthy

Summer said...

Oooh, sounds like me and my PB&J. Nobody makes em like me. Nobody.

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

I will be right over! Sounds yummy! And I love a good quesadilla

jori-o said...

We're big fans of cheese around here too, although we're snooty and have to have the Tillamook slices. ;)

Debbie said...

Now I feel more inadequate to you than ever before. You are a wicked cruel woman to rub in your skills like this.

Straight to Your Hart said...

All I can say...I'm heading over!!

NOt a good roast..I mean post to eat..I mean read about when hungry.

THere is something to be said about a good grilled cheese sandwich...NOT everybody can pull it off...Target has a mean one BTW!!

Julie said...

Grilled cheeses are awesome. I've heard you can put a slice of tomato on it to make it healthier...but why ruin a good thing?!

angie said...

You are gourmet. You would be my FIL's dream wife. He eats a grilled cheese sandwich every night for dinner and his wife of 30 something years STILL cannot make a decent one! :)

Bee and Rose said...

There is nothing better than a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup! My son (12) gave me a panini maker for Christmas...my grilled cheese has risen to a whole new level!

Eudea-Mamia said...

"because it's not my job to make you feel inadequate and bad about yourselves..."

Nope that would be my mother - and she's way better at it than you.

The key is in the butter. I bet you load them up before you slap them down. It's calcium, baby!

Ginger said...

We had soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner last night. Love them. Sometimes I throw a slice of ham in on the cheese too.
Ginger

Missy said...

You are my Hero! Gotta love a good grilled cheese food sandwich! You need to add some chicken with hormones to round it out!

Beth said...

You remind me of why I married a chef. My children will now not starve to death.

Dina said...

oh cheese is my best friend..but growing up in an italian house (i hated cheese when i was little)..i just cannot do the kraft slices..havarti or mozzerrella melts just as easily..sorry i just can't help using the good stuff..sorry not trying to knock you off your epicurian pedestal (LOL)

Sera said...

Oh my goodness...now we might have to have grilled cheese. It's one of my all-time favorites, and I find it interesting how no two people can make simple bread, butter and cheese taste the same. It really is different depending on the cook.

Brenda Jean said...

I'm pretty dang good at grilled cheese too. Hey, I remember when my brother stayed with me many years ago, and I found out he was buttering his bread AND putting a bunch of butter in the pan-- ewwwww...it was greasy grilled cheese. See, we moms have it down. We KNOW our grilled cheese. I like putting ham in mine too-- bold I know:)

Jenners said...

Nothing says "haute cuisine" like plastic-wrapped cheese! Love the international version. Perhaps you should try putting it on some pizza dough and call it Italian Grilled Cheese! When are you getting your Food Network show? : )

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm right there with you!
Here's my semi-slacker recipe for grilled cheese: toast the bread in the toaster, add the cheese, microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very funny and my kid will NOT eat grilled cheese - how un-american of them!

Young Momma said...

My hubs hates making grilled cheese (food? lol) sandwiches and hates tomato soup all together - but whenever I'm sick he loves me enough to make both! lol I Love them!!!! I'm jealous of your skill. ;)

Soxy Deb said...

Wow! Grilled cheese (food) sandwiches with the occassional tomato soup?!?!
Watch out Betty Crocker. There's a new chef in town.

kel said...

You made me crave grilled cheese.. gonna go make one for lunch!! I'm putting pepperoni in mine!! nummy!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I feel like my grilled cheese might rival yours Deb. After all, it IS the only thing I know how to make, so I have pretty much perfected it...

dana wyzard said...

You are so friggin' fantastic that I'm going to tell you about MY toasted cheese. We don't call them GRILLED cheese in the hills.

Melt enough REAL butter to coat both sides of two pieces of bread. I SAID BOTH SIDES!!! IN AND OUT!!!

Plop the cheese inside, and toast in a skillet until nice and CRISPY!! Margarine is mostly water and oil, so the bread is always too soggy to crisp up correctly.

Maggie Madison said...

I love anything with cheese, including a Mr. Linky. Thanks much!

Becky Sue said...

I grew up 1 hour from the border of Wisconsin so any comment, utter or word about cheese gets my attention!!
I have 5-6 kinds in my refrigerator at all times. Surely this is the reason my waist is bigger than my hips, haha
Anyway.. try muenster or better yet just a little Gruyere cheese on those grill cheese sandwiches for a treat. It will knock your socks off :)