Friday, April 12, 2013

It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

By now you know how much my family loves any excuse to celebrate. So when we learned that today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, there was no way we were going to pass that up. (How could we? Grilled cheese is awesome!)

It just so happened that this awesome holiday fell on a Friday, and that my husband had one of his rare nights off. So with no school tomorrow and no other pressing issues for the moment, we decided to turn it in to a Family Fun Night, complete with not-your-typical-grilled-cheese, and plenty of other fun and games to go with it.

We started with the sandwiches, of course. And they may have started off like average grilled cheese...

...but then we played "choose your toppings" and things got much more interesting.

Between the turkey, pepperoni, tomatoes, jalapenos, and four kinds of cheeses to choose from, everyone got make their own fabulous combination. And they were delicious.

The best part about these super-duper special grilled cheese sandwiches (besides the Yum! factor) was that they were really thick, and thus took a while to cook. The extra cooking time gave us plenty of room for some pretty epic Wii battles, and that always makes for a good time. :)

This was definitely my new favorite way to make a grilled cheese. (And apparently the same is true for my kids. My daughter told me "I think you should make it like this every time.") And tonight is my new favorite grilled-cheese-related memory. (Yes. That's a thing now.)

How about you? I'd love to hear your favorite recipes, or sandwich-related stories. And if you haven't had your fill of grilled cheese yet, check out this article from TLC about the history of the grilled cheese sandwich. Or you could take it to the next level with the 11th annual Grilled Cheese Invitational being held in Los Angeles later this month.


  1. This makes me wish I would have made Grilled Cheese tonight...What a great family event! Love it!

    The Other Side of the Equation

    1. Thanks! We had a lot of fun with it. And don't feel bad about missing out. Not only was this National Grilled Cheese Day, but the entire month of April is also National Grilled Cheese Month. So you still have time to get in on the fun. :)