Oh, the joy of a grilled cheese sandwich! It’s one of those things you eat that tends to bring back memories.
I remember my mom’s grilled cheese. She’d put a pat of butter in a frying pan and fry the sandwich in there, one at a time. Usually served with Campbell’s Tomato Soup on the side. She used Wonder bread or bakery bread. The kind of bread you can’t buy anymore cuz of my government’s idea of protecting me from trans-fat.
I spread margarine on the outside of the bread, cheese in the inside. Has to be Kraft American Cheese slices. Cooked on my griddle, stove top. Can fit 4 at a time on there. Serve with some potato chips on the side and a Kosher Dill Pickle from the crock at the Festival Flea Market.
My DH turned me on to this – sprinkle a bit of shredded Cheddar Cheese on the American Cheese before closing up the sandwich for grilling. What a difference that makes. He likes his sandwich cut into 4 pieces. Another comfort thing.
Sometimes, I like cooked bacon strips in the sandwich.
Sometimes, I like sliced tomato in the sandwich.
I bet there are more variations on a grilled cheese sandwich, but I always come back to the basic one – just grill it!