Apr 13 2014
In September of last year, both of my girls had gone off to school for a full day (for the first time ever!) and I had time in my afternoon to make myself a proper lunch - rather than just grab whatever bites were left on their plates when they were done. I created this grilled cheese sandwich one day and it quickly became one of my favourites. You know how people sometimes say that the best dishes are those that have few ingredients, and are simple to prepare? This grilled cheese is both.
2 slices white bread $0.28
2 or 3 slices of tomato (depending on how big yours are) $0.14
2 or 3 thin slices of goat cheese (about 1/2 cup) $2.99
2 tablespoons butter $0.12
Total cost $3.55
Cost per serving $3.55
1.) Spread butter over one side of one slice of white bread and place, butter-side down, into a skillet before spreading butter over the other side.
2.) Turn heat under skillet to medium-low and spread butter over the other side of the bread in the skillet (so that you can get both sides buttered without messing up your hands or your counter top.)
3.) On top of the bread, place the tomato slices and then season with salt and pepper. Layer the goat cheese on top.
4.) Butter one side of the remaining slice and then place, butter-side down, onto the goat cheese. Butter the side facing up.
5.) Check to see if the sandwich is browning on the skillet side by gently lifting up one corner of the sandwich. If browned, flip and cook the other side. If not, continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, checking regularly to see if it is cooked through.
6.) Remove sandwich from the skillet once both sides have fully browned, and allow to rest for just a few minutes before slicing in half.
7.) Serve and enjoy!