This is a picture of our beloved baby girl. She was born a few days before Christmas, and since then my life has changed tremendously. Of course, I have been going through the usual: sleepless nights, countless feedings and diaper changes, colic-related fussiness, sessions with the lactation consultant etc. In-between these however – above the overwhelming exhaustion and chaotic eating, above the fear of a new beginning – lies something else, more durable and more profound: love, pure and simple. The kind of love I never knew existed.
I haven’t cooked much lately, but I do hope to get back on track pretty soon. In the meantime, I devour the panini and sandwiches made whenever I got a spare moment.
I especially like grilled cheese sandwiches (such as the one below) because they’re very filling – plus, the butter flavour is delicious. You might be surprised to see pasta sauce on the ingredient list. I added it because I had an open jar in the fridge and didn’t want the sauce to go to waste. I thought the sandwich tasted pretty good and the sauce added freshness and assertiveness.
Who has time for fancy food? Not me, not now 🙂
2 slices bread
4 slices American cheese
1 tbsp pasta sauce (any kind you have available)
2 tbsp butter
1 handful parsley
Brush each slice of bread with pasta sauce. Put two slices of cheese on top of each slice of bread. Wash and chop the parsley and add it on the cheese. Put the remaining slice of bread and two slices of cheese on top of the parsley, and press gently.
Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat. Put the sandwich into the pan and let it absorb the butter for about 2 minutes or until the bread is golden-brown, moving the sandwich across the pan with a spatula. Turn it over to allow the other side to absorb the butter. Continue grilling until the cheese has melted.
This is how the preparation process looks like:
Take the sandwich from the pan and cut it in half. Serve it sprinkled with chopped parsley.
This in my opinion is an excellent fast sandwich recipe. It’s easy to make and rather inexpensive, and the end result is warm and comforting. I’ve been eating lots of these lately, and it looks like I’ll be eating more in near future. My sleepless nights are far from over, and now it’s the perfect time for me to indulge in melted cheese and buttery goodness.
Anyone doing the same? Let me know 🙂