Grilled Cheese

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Sometimes grandma makes the best food. Grilled Cheese is something that the kids love at grandma’s house but don’t really love at home. Since we are living with grandma and grandpa while we build our house, I figured it was the perfect time to have grandma show us how it’s done.

Tips from grandma:
1-Use soft butter.
2-Butter every square inch of the bread.
3-Cook slowly at a lower temperature so it doesn’t burn before melting the cheese.
4-Use a lot of cheese.

I feel like it really is something the kids can do by themselves if you and they are comfortable working on the stove or on a griddle.

I seriously love the Chef Shamy’s Gourmet butters. The Garlic Butter and French Onion are especially good on grilled cheese sandwiches. It adds so much flavor. They sell at select stores and some Costcos and Sam’s Clubs. Check their website to see if there are any close to you. If not, you can order online. Once you start, you  might not be able to stop buying it.

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Look at that butter oozing off the side. It’s seriously so good!

grilled cheese-toasted

Perfectly toasted. Good Job Grandma!

grilled cheese-done with kate

And perfectly melted cheese.

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Grilled Cheese

Bread
Butter,softened (We used Chef Shamy’s Gourmet Garlic Butter)
Cheese (We used a slice of Monterey Jack and a slice of Colby Jack Cheese)

1-Heat up a griddle or a pan on the stove. Set the griddle to about 300-350 degrees. It gets a little harder on the stove because the temperature doesn’t stay the same. Just keep it pretty low so it doesn’t burn.
2-Make sure you butter is soft and butter one side of each piece of bread. To make it extra special like grandma, make sure you get butter on all parts of the bread. That buttered side will be the outside part of the grilled cheese sandwich.
3-Put the buttered side down on the griddle and add the cheese.
4-Add the other piece of bread on top of the cheese with the butter facing out.
5-Let it cook slowly. Watch the bread carefully so it doesn’t burn and cook too much. Be patient with it.
6-Flip it over carefully and cook the other side. If the bread is cooking quicker than the cheese is melting, you may need to turn the heat to a lower temperature.
7-Once it is cooked and the cheese is melted, take it off the heat and put it on a plate.
8-Clean up the mess.
9-Eat, Share, Enjoy!!!

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