April 12, 2013

It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

While not the healthiest of foods (nor that it contributes much to your daily intake of fruit and vegetables), but Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is all about indulging in that favorite of foods, the grilled cheese. See how ambitious you can get, and include ham, tomato, bacon, pesto, or anything you can imagine!

The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafes, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.

To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich cooked your favorite way