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All Hail The Grilled Cheese

It’s a grilled cheese for dinner kind of night over here.

I was craving simple comfort food after a crazy day. I have had a serious love for grilled cheese sandwiches since high school. My favorite combo used to be just bread, muenster (so stringy!) and butter but I’ve broadened my grilled cheese horizons a bit. I kept it pretty easy tonight with cheddar, manchego and tomatoes grilled on wheat with salted butter in a cast iron skillet. Summer fruit on the side – watermelon, strawberries and blueberries.

I did get my greens + protein in at lunch. Spinach salad with tomatoes, bacon, fresh mozz, grilled salmon and a blueberry vinaigrette.

Okay, I’m off to relax and enjoy something almost as comforting as a grilled cheese, a glass of red wine! Getting myself on the couch ASAP!

What are your go-to comfort foods (or drinks!) after long/crazy days at work? 


{ 21 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Kamaile May 31, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Tempeh, indian food sweet potato fries, coconut milk ice cream & wine! Enjoy your evening!

  • 2
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 31, 2012, 8:39 pm

    Haha I think it’s a grilled cheese kind of night over here as well!

  • 3
    Courtney @ Fitness With A Fork May 31, 2012, 8:40 pm

    Yum! I LOVE tomatoes on grilled cheese sandwiches. My favorite combo is cheese, tomatoes, spinach, honey mustard, and cracked pepper. The Grit’s version with their homemade bread is the BEST! Happy Thursday! 🙂

  • 4
    JennyV May 31, 2012, 8:41 pm

    It was a rainy day in the Midwest today and I also had a delicious grilled cheese with Trader Joe’s tomato soup with some added spices. Yum!

  • 5
    Amy May 31, 2012, 8:53 pm

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Mmmm. Followed of course by chocolate ice cream and a glass of red wine! Makes me wish it was cold and rainy outside right now instead of warm and sunny.

  • 6
    Mollie May 31, 2012, 9:00 pm

    my go to comfort foods are oatmeal, or warm soup…sweet potatoes too..yum!

  • 7
    Laura @ LauraLikesDesign May 31, 2012, 9:04 pm

    I’ve never thought to add tomatoes to a grilled cheese but it sounds delicious. One of my favorite things after a long day of work is curling up on the couch with a great show and a huge bowl of homemade popcorn.

  • 8
    code May 31, 2012, 9:24 pm

    Had a grilled cheese too today – comfort food. Love a good G&T.

  • 9
    Mary May 31, 2012, 9:53 pm

    Grilled cheese is one of my comfort foods too. I like it with pepperjack, sharp cheddar, tomato, and avocado!

  • 10
    Amy May 31, 2012, 10:04 pm

    Chocolate milk (well, dark chocolate almond milk now) or unfortunately, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven 😉

  • 11
    sana May 31, 2012, 10:21 pm

    Mac & cheeeeseeee!

  • 12
    Camille May 31, 2012, 10:28 pm

    Your grilled cheese looks amazing. I am definately a cheese and wine (or champagne) girl when it it’s been a long day. Hope you get your rest!

  • 13
    Ally June 1, 2012, 12:09 am

    Your sandwich combos are always the best looking! Noodles are my go-to comfort food, especially in hot soups. In the winter red wine is my go-to drink, in the summer – good gin.

  • 14
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } June 1, 2012, 6:09 am

    Comfort food = crunchy salty popcorn
    Comfort drink = always red wine!

  • 15
    Kimberly June 1, 2012, 6:46 am

    That grilled cheese looks soooo good 🙂 My favorite comfort food is Macaroni and cheese. Enjoy your rest!

  • 16
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers June 1, 2012, 8:40 am

    I have some awesome gouda at the house right now. You just inspired my breakfast for tomorrow!

  • 17
    robfiasco @ run2thehills June 1, 2012, 9:35 am

    that grilled cheese looks amazing! i think i’m gonna have to change it up a bit.

  • 18
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad June 1, 2012, 10:45 am

    i love grilled cheese! pizza and beer are also good after a long day!

  • 19
    Emily @ I'd Rather Walk June 1, 2012, 11:39 am

    Mmmmm grilled cheese. I like to pile a whole mess of gruyere on seven grain bread. If I’m feeling truly decadent, I’ll tuck some bacon in there, too.

  • 20
    Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 1, 2012, 4:40 pm

    That sandwich looks amazing! I love Manchego cheese – i was just in Mexico and that’s all they use. Serious heaven. My comfort foods are chili, grilled cheese + tomato soup, or a big bowl of cheesy pasta.

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