Okay, so, I love reading recipe blogs and might have started on this whole blogging path because of how much I enjoyed them. But sometimes, and I’m just being honest here, they are kind of ridiculous. How many steps and how many pots and pans are really necessary to make oh, I don’t know, a sandwich? No matter how delicious and fantastically wonderful the professional-grade photographs may look, I just don’t have room in my life for those kinds of meals on a regular basis.
Let’s take, for example, this sandwich: How Sweet’s Grilled Fontina + Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwich. It looks fantastic, right? Look again — the cheese is oozing and the blackberries are fresh and the basil is flavorful. . .
But seriously, that’s a lot of work. You have to (1) go to the store to buy fancy cheese [I mean, unless you keep fancy cheese all the time, but my all-the-time-cheese is Smoked Gouda, not Fontina]; (2) buy a fresh loaf of expensive bread and then throw away the other half of it because you will never eat it before it goes bad; (3) mash up fresh blackberries and . . . okay, too busy for all of that already.
So here’s what we had:
This is regular Pepperidge Farm Carb-Style bread, pre-sliced swiss cheese, and –wait for it–black raspberry jam that H’s grandmother made last year. And to make this sandwich more filling, I added the new Carving Board sliced turkey between the cheese slices and then cooked it up Grilled-Cheese style. (This photo shows cheddar on top because I didn’t have enough swiss for the second round of sammies.)
It took like 3 minutes to make this and it tasted great! Hence, the second round the next day. But, I REALLY want to eat this sandwich in its original form, so if anyone wants to make the actual recipe for me, just give me a call and I will totes be there. TOTES.