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Memories of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

grilled tomato and cheese sandwich

Grilled tomato and cheese sandwich

I seldom eat a sandwich any more but I had stopped by the neighborhood organic grocery store and picked up some whole grain bread made by The Bread Shed, and a nice tomato for my salad and decided that I needed to grill up a sandwich.

When I lived in Florida, grilled cheese sandwiches were an ‘after church’ ritual. Usually some friends of my kids would stop over and I’d make everyone sandwiches, and grilled cheese became the favorite. We’d stand around and eat and talk in my sunny, air-conditioned kitchen. We all have some memories of funny stories told in those days and one of the kids (grown now) still asks me to send him a sandwich.  He insists I made the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever.

So, after my shopping trip, with that nice, thinly sliced bread and fresh, red tomato just sitting there on my counter I just had to grill me up some deliciousness.

And it was good.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. 04/23/2012 7:00 am

    As I’ve been saying for years, you are the best food photographer around. I can almost smell this right through the screen. Gotta have one of these.

    • 04/26/2012 12:35 pm

      I don’t know about that Tom, but next time you are in NH stop in and I’ll make you one. 😉

  2. 04/23/2012 10:50 am


    I never cared for grilled cheese when i was a kid. Guess i didn’t have the right person making it for me! I learned to like it when i was an adult, but these days we don’t eat grain much anymore, so it is off the list. Well, the other thing is grilled cheese is one of those items improved by processed cheese. It melts so much better. But we also don’t eat processed cheese, either. The real stuff we have doesn’t melt much on bread on a griddle.

    Lovely memories. 🙂 And Swiss is right about your photography of the sandwich.

    • 04/26/2012 12:34 pm

      Thanks Kathryn – I try not to eat much bread and cheese myself, but sometimes I have to do it! And when I do, I try to use good ingredients. Glad you liked my photo – it was hard to wait to eat.. hahaha..

  3. 04/25/2012 2:07 pm

    If the grilled cheese looks tasty, check out’s Irish French Toast, also made with The Bread Shed bread…


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