Foodmomiac's grilled cheese sandwich post got me to reminiscing about my own childhood lunchtimes. My Auntie Vivi made what I thought was the best grilled cheese (aka "toasted cheese" for non-Americans) in the world. Later generations (my cousins' kids) agree with me. Nothing fancy, to be sure, but this, along with my Uncle Ralph's home-baked cookies and a glass of milk, really hit the spot when I was a kid.
Here's her recipe for the perfect crunchy/gooey grilled cheese sandwich:
She spreads two slices of white or sourdough bread with butter, adds the a slice of American and a slice of Muenster cheese, then grills it in a skillet over medium-low heat (hot enough to toast the bread and melt the cheese, not so hot it burns).
Tags: Feeding kids