Do you know what goes good with a cup of tea? Grilled cheese sandwiches.
The funny thing is, I did not like them until the 1990s. I had a co-worker who ordered them from the cafeteria. Oh, not just any old grilled cheese, she always ordered them with tomatoes and provolone cheese.
Up until then, I had never tried them because the pale, white bread with processed oil and water slices they served did not appeal to me. Since I do not like to make waves, I had not even thought of ordering them any different way. Why did I never cook any at home up until then? I just did not think they constituted a meal, since it’s not something I grew up with.
Well, that lady starting something. From then on, I have had lots of varieties. I have added onions, peppers, celery, and even salami, turkey, or ham. I know, I know, the meaty additions turn them into something else.
Also, think outside the white-bread box. I have used any type of grain bread, not just rye and wheat. My favorite way is to fry the bread in Ghee (clarified butter), but I have been known to use, uhm, olive oil in a pinch. Forget the processed American cheese slices, I love pepperjack. Combine that with onions and you will not have any sinus problems for the rest of the day.