Ahhhhh….the sound of the word vacation is like music to my ears! Hubby and I are taking a few days and spending time with our family up in gorgeous Michigan. Also, this is crazy talk, BUT it is already time to celebrate my 20th class reunion. WOW how time flies when you are having fun! Since I am on vacation, my next few posts will be short and sweet, with pictures of all my adventures along the way!
This grilled cheese is the recipe I have been making WAY too much, and
sharing teasing you all with on social media. There really isn’t a recipe technically, just a little of this, and a little of that. Another recipe of course that you can totally make your own!
This year I have tarragon, rosemary, oregano, lemon verbena, and basil growing in my little mini herb garden. What ever herbs you have in your garden will work perfectly in this fun sandwich. I do recommend trying lemon verbena if you have never had it before, the lemon flavor it gives to each recipe is wonderful.
To compliment the dish I sliced up some of our home grown tomatoes! This year has been so much fun growing herbs, tomatoes, serrano peppers, and jalapeno peppers, and a pretty plant.
10 minPrep Time
4 minCook Time
14 minTotal Time
Spread a small layer of mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Put a generous layer of chopped herbs next, then add chopped serrano pepper.
Carefully slice up the cheese, and add slices to one slice of bread.
Then carefully put the slices of bread together.
In small sauce pan on medium heat, add 1/2 Tablespoon of butter to warm pan and move the melted butter around. Place sandwich in pan. Place a plate on top of sandwich while in pan, and put a brick on top or heavy object to press down the sandwich.
Cook on one side for about 2-4 minutes depending on your stove top, cook until it is golden brown and cheese is melting. Carefully put sandwich on plate off stove top, and add another 1/2 Tablespoon of butter to pan and melt it down. Then place second side of sandwich in pan and repeat cooking process.
When cheese is melted and bread is golden brown, let it sit on plate for about 1 minute to rest.
This grilled cheese is seriously addictive, and a perfect way to use up some of your herbs! The Bellavitano Sartori Merlot cheese I used has a stronger taste, with creamy flavors and hints of Merlot all wrapped into one happy package!
I hope you enjoy this sandwich as much as hubby and I have…..it is that addictive I promise, so be aware! I will leave you with pics of my parents home and all the beauty it has to offer!
Growing up I loved cat tails…still do today!!!
I loved living in farm country, it was so peaceful!!!
My one home growing up, I love this place!!!
The view inside the old barn, in the room where the milk was stored, after milking the cows!!
The barn has so much history, and character!!!
A place for sweet birds to call home with a perfect view!!!
Just a quick reminder, I will keep my Audiobook Giveaway open for a few more days. With my vacation and planning for the vacation, I don’t feel I shared the fun post with you enough. Here is the link to enter the Audiobook giveaway for Tanya Eby’s book Blunder Woman. The book is funny, with raw humor, and will make you laugh until you have tears in your eyes!
Have you ever visited Michigan? What is your favorite place to visit in Michigan?