Thursday, April 14, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap

The wet Washington spring always makes me long for summer. It's so close but so far away. So I tend to break out the summer recipes just so I can get a little taste of what's to come. This week I did a fruit salad that made me think of picnics and a few days ago I made a grilled cheese sandwich that made me think "Ripe Garden". Mmmm. I hope you like it. It's one of my favorite summer flavor combinations.

Summer Grilled Cheese

2 slices bread
teaspoon olive oil

1 pinch dried Italian seasoning
sliced mozzarella
2 slices fresh tomatoes
2 -4 fresh basil leaves

Mix oil and dried herbs and spread on 1 side of both slices of bread. Preheat non stick pan to medium heat. Seasoned side down add slice of cheese, tomato, fresh ground pepper, basil and other slice of cheese topping with second slice of bread seasoned side up. Place in pan with a weight on it and cook for 1 minute till browned flip and cook for an other minute till cheese is melted.

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Kim said...

I am so ready for summer too! My feet are starting to web...

I've linked recipes for vanilla and lemon extracts.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Love the grilled cheese! Looks great!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich - I can just taste it and it looks so good! Thank you so much for hosting, Gayle.

Amy said...

Oops I accidentally posted to the recipe link. I wanted to post to the shopping link. Is there a way to remove my link?

Annie said...

Yum! This is one of my favorite sandwiches! When we lived in France, I lived on fresh mozzarella, and a local sandwich shop made used baguettes and made these on a paninni grill. Heavenly!

Anonymous said...

On sheepherder's bread we put a layer of fresh uncooked sliced mushrooms then mozzarella cheese slices then fresh basil and grill it in the oven. Ymmm! Sarah