Regular readers may remember that I informed Rachel here that I expected this delectable little goody from the most recent Food Network Magazine on my plate sometime during our week together in California. I am happy to report that we did, indeed, have this most amazing grilled cheese sandwich with my curried butternut squash soup, and that it was as tasty as the picture suggested.
So tasty in fact, that I made it again last night, not even one week after having it the first time so that G could have a taste. This time I served it with potato, leek and bacon soup. The key is getting good bread — I used sourdough each time — and sliced it myself to make sure the slabs were nice and thick.
Seriously? Grilled cheese, categorically speaking, is one of the good things in life.
Since I’m a magazine editor, I subscribe to a ridiculous number of magazines. I’m not going to even tell you how many because that would mean counting them myself and openly admitting I just might have a little magazine problem. (Click here if you missed the post on my food magazines alone.) Besides it’s for work; I need to see what’s going on in the business. (That’s my theory and I’m sticking with it.)
I fold down pages of ideas of ideas I like, rip out recipe pages (see above revealing post), and bring magazines to my office to show my designers ideas that I love. It’s like Christmas every month when they begin to arrive in my mailbox in a flurry of paper wonderfulness.
A particular favorite is the Food Network Magazine, which Rachel also gets and then we talk about what we’re going to make and why. So, here’s the point of this post: Rachel, I’m putting you on notice. I expect to have this sandwich sometime this week after your dad and I arrive TONIGHT!!!! in California!!!! to squeeze the Divine 9-month-old Miss M, who we have not squeezed since she was 6 months old … oh yes and hug you as well. Get the ingredients (turkey bacon of course) and get ready. We are coming.