First and foremost, please excuse my picture...it doesn't begin to do this sandwich justice! It was a bit messier than expected and began to fall apart! I recently ordered the newest Taste of Home cookbook from Amazon.com and was flipping through it last night when I came across this recipe. As soon as I saw it, I knew that the next day's lunch was a no-brainer! This is a wonderful spin on a classic grilled cheese sandwich, although it's quite a bit richer! I realized that I only had sliced swiss cheese, so I chose to use shredded cheddar as my second cheese, which accounts for why my sandwich was especially messy and difficult to photograph...although it tasted delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)
Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese
2 slices wheat, rye or sourdough bread 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 slices white cheese (brick, Monterey Jack or Swiss) 2 slices yellow cheese (cheddar, pepper or taco) 1 red onion slice 1 tomato slice
For each slice of bread, spread cream cheese on one side and butter on the other. On one side of bread, with cream cheese side up, layer white cheese, yellow cheese, onion and tomato. Top with other slice of bread, cream cheese side down.
Toast sandwich for 2-3 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from the heat; cover until cheese melts.
UPDATE (3/4/09): I made this sandwich again for lunch today, tweaking it a bit this time and enjoyed it even more! I had some leftover french bread, which I used instead of the types of bread suggested and I omitted the cream cheese. Even though the slices of french bread were smaller than a "normal" slice of bread, I found that the size was plenty large enough, seeing as how it is very rich!
Source: The Taste of Home Cookbook (New Revised Edition)
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)