As I was sitting in the recliner, otherwise know as the cat scratching post, the recliner having the magic capacity to render any one sitting their hiney in it to certain sleep, I was also thinking about something for dinner. Or tea. Or supper. Whatever.
Food for my menfolk.
They were out doing manly work, taking an engine out of a car and otherwise stripping it to ready it for a paint job.
Hubby and his apprentice.
So there I was, in the magic shredded up chair, trying to stay awake, listen to an episode of Dr. Who and browse through a cookbook for ideas. I can still multi-task baby!
Here is what I found to make, with my little adaptations for what I had handy.
Italian grilled cheese sandwiches and apple walnut salad:
Here is the salad:
Whisk together the following:
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Thats it, can you imagine? And so tasty your mouth will be dazzled!
1 chopped up apple
1 Tbsp. chopped green onion
3 cups torn Bibb lettuce (or whatever you have on hand)
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
Toss these together and pour the whisked dressing over it. Toss, eat, repeat.
Now for that sandwich. Easy.
You need a couple slices of bread. I used sourdough. Brush one side of each slice with butter.
Either sprinkle with parmesan or, as I did this time, put parmesan cheese on a plate and lay the slice down butter first to coat.
Sprinkle with a little garlic salt and a bit of Italian Seasoning.
Grate some mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
Heat up a skillet, such as a handy cast iron one. Rub a little bit of oil in it.
Lay down one of the slices, parmesan side down. Lay the shredded cheese over it, carefully trying to keep it on the bread and not on the skillet where it will burn and stick. Then lay the other slice over it, parmesan side up. Use a spatula to gently press down. Cook until browned.
Carefully flip it and keep cooking until brown on the outside and melty on the inside.
Then make another if you like. Slice them in half. Eat them up!
Someday I am going to start up my other dream blog site and in it I want to make a collection of what people are having for dinner.
So, whats for dinner tonight?
Then I would keep a category of them. And when I run out of ideas and just cant get my brain cells to work together for dinner ideas. I, you , all of us, can refer to it. I have a tendency to often wait until 5 or 6 o’clock to plan a dinner and I need something quick and something I have supplies for because, lets face it, this late I am probably not running to the store. Unless we just dont mind eating really late.
And who knows? It might be inspire me to actually plan ahead for a week of meals! I love it when I do that. Dont know why I don’t do it more. I guess I like living on the edge.