April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month

Spring flowers aren’t the only thing being celebrated in the month of April. Did you know that April is also Grilled Cheese month? That’s right. Grilled cheese sandwiches have an entire month dedicated to their celebration. So try some of these tasty combinations and remember, Grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t just for kids anymore, grownups can enjoy them too.

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Recipe Suggestions

2 slices of your favorite bread

2 slices crisp bacon

2 slices of your favorite cheese

hash browns (or hash brown cakes)

one egg (fried or scrambled your choice)

Layer the above ingredients on your bread in any order you like. Toast over medium heat until well browned and cheese is melted. Serve with a side of fruit and you’ll have a healthy breakfast worthy of royalty.

For The Momma To Be

2 slices of your favorite bread

2 slices of your favorite cheese (we like provolone on this one)

pickle chips or slices

Layer the above ingredients on your bread in the order you like. Toast over medium heat until well browned and cheese is melted. Serve with healthy chips or some fruit and you’ll have a great taste treat that baby will love.

For The Nuts in Your Family

2 slices of your favorite bread

2 slices of your favorite cheese

½ to 1 cup toasted almonds

Place a slice of cheese on bread and spread nuts over the cheese, cover with the next slice of cheese and then the bread. Toast over medium heat until well browned and cheese is melted. Serve with chips or your choice of fruit.

Lunch Time Delight

You’ll be the envy of all of your co workers when you break this sandwich out of your lunch bag.

2 slices of your favorite bread

2 slices of your favorite cheese

leftover meat such as chicken or beef slices (can also use lunch meats if desired)

1 slice tomato

1 slice onion

2 or three slices of avocado

Layer your ingredients in any order as long as cheese is against the bread. Toast over medium heat until well browned and cheese is melted. If you wish to warm your sandwich at work this one can be made ahead and put in the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute until desired warmth is achieved. Don’t forget the chips or fruit.

Make a Dinner Sensation

After a rough day at work make your own dinner sensations.

2 slices of your favorite bread

2 slices of your favorite cheese (we liked smoked Gouda for this one)

caramelized onions

Slices of smoked ham

Cream cheese if desired

If using cream cheese spread gently over one slice of bread and add cheese slices. Layer with remaining ingredients in your order of choice. Lightly toast until golden brown. Serves well with a can of chunky tomatoes sprinkled with basil. Add chips, fruit or both and you’ll have a dinner sensation that the kids will be raving about.

Holiday leftovers

Tired of all that turkey or ham after a holiday? Here are a few fun suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.

Turkey goes well with cranberry so why not try spreading some of that leftover cranberry sauce on your next grilled cheese and adding some turkey? You might just find a new favorite sandwich.

Leftover ham? Try ham and Gouda on that next grilled cheese or better yet, provolone and ham.

So go ahead, get creative and add a variety of fruits, vegetables and lunch meats to your next grilled cheese. Don’t forget all the different kinds of bread as well. Pita bread even works well for a grilled cheese. Try adding your chips right inside the sandwich for some extra crunch. However you serve your next grilled cheese it’s sure to be a taste delight for you and your family.