Anna June says she no longer likes grilled cheese sandwiches. But her father and I still like them.
There's a couple of grilled cheese restaurants in town, but we usually don't go to those places, since they're kind of pricey.
Ben was reading the newspaper online the other day and saw this recipe for Gruyere Grilled Cheese with Mushrooms and Honey Chive Butter.
He wondered how it would taste.
So, in the spirit of trying new things and having Meatless Monday, I decided to find out.
First, I went grocery shopping. The ingredients did not seem outrageously priced individually. Ben had expressed concern that there were too many ingredients and it would take too long. He was not wrong. But he didn't say anything about cost, so I ran with it.
I already had butter, honey, thyme, salt, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. But I bought:
Sourdough Bread 3.99
Gruyere cheese 9.29
White mushrooms 3.69
Tax in Birmingham is 10%, even on Groceries.
$22.94 for the total.
The recipe makes one sandwich, so I had to double it.
But I wouldn't have been able to buy a smaller quantity of anything, except maybe the mushrooms.
This makes the $10 sandwich from the grilled cheese place look like a bargain!
AJ would not touch it.
My review: it was messy, but it was absolutely delicious. I think it was worth the effort.
Ben's review: "It was a little too exotic for me."
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