Posts Tagged ‘cheese’

PostHeaderIcon Easy Summer Sandwich Melts

The summer heat must be getting to me, since I don’t feel like making supper or doing a whole hell of a lot around the house. With TV with Internet and tons of sewing supplies in my bedroom, it makes it hard to leave the comfort of my bed to enter a hot, noisy kitchen.

Lucky for us we have a George Foreman grill that makes bacon uber easy to cook with minimal mess. With tomatoes finally ripe and a ton of lunch meat left over from our tortilla wrap obsession, making melty sandwiches seems to be the only way to go.

We don’t have a sandwich maker (hard to believe I’m missing a kitchen toy, isn’t it?), but we made some fantastic melt sandwiches anyway. Here’s how we make them:

1. Cook the Bacon
I know this isn’t a favorite past time in the summer, or any time of year for that matter. We cook our bacon int he grill, but microwave works also. If you really do not want to fight with bacon, this step can be skipped.

2. Toast the Bread
I’m sure you have a toaster. Insert bread, push the button, and ta da! Toast.

3. Assemble the Sandwich
Add your favorite sandwich items such as cheese (we used slices of Colby Jack, but mozzarella is good too), deli meat, mayo, tomatoes, and maybe the bacon if you were brave enough to make it.

4. Nuke It
Pop your sandwich in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the cheese is melted to your liking.

That’s it! No sandwich maker or hot oven needed here, just a microwave and possibly a stove top. The significant other loves these, and they are super easy and fast to make.


PostHeaderIcon Pizza Without Red Sauce

Our local Pizza Ranch has a new pizza on their buffet that my mom and I have fallen in love with. So of course, I had to try to duplicate it, since I tend to do that with a lot of yummy dishes I find at restaurants. Over the weekend we tried,and it was a huge success.

What I love about this pizza is it’s so simple. All you need is 4 ingredients plus a thin pizza crust. It’s not as impressive as our “Mountain pizzas” we usually make, but it’s yummy regardless. Those 4 ingredients are:

– Alfredo sauce
– Spinach (we used baby spinach)
– Roma tomatoes
– Mozzarella shredded cheese

Yup. That’s it! Baked for about 20mins on 400*, it was fantastic and oh so easy.