[FHCx103] National Grilled Cheese Day/National Licorice Day

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYtJ550DCow#t=0m32s)

IT’S NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE AND NATIONAL LICORICE DAY BUT NOT TOGETHER UNLESS YOU’RE INTO THAT!

We like cheese and grilling is enjoyable, so today is a good day. Licorice ain’t half bad, either. There are somehow endless methods of grilling cheese, and it seems as though everyone with a method will live and die by that method. AK is no different.

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Butter it! Butter it ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGES, YOU BARBARIAN!

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We opted for two different cheeses, just to keep things interesting. The one on the right is some sort of chipotle gouda. SP enjoyed the chipooting, and AK couldn’t taste it.

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Part of the AK method is stacking your sandwich layers on the spatula for easy insertion into the pan. 

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For some reason, most cheese slices will not fit your bread. “Well that’s okay, just turn a second piece 45 degrees for coverag–” NO, YOU FOOL, THE SAGGY CORNERS WILL MELT INTO THE PAN. Instead, shift the first piece into the corner and break up the second piece to cover the rest.

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Like so. 

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And any leftover bits can just be spread throughout. Don’t stack ’em too crazy, though. Things will either not melt well or get too globby in one spot.

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Add the top slice, and off into the pan!

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We this sweet cast iron skillet that SP never wants to use, but it just so happened that all the other pans were in the dishwasher. It worked out, because holy grill marks!

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Also it’s fun to rotate them to make waffle-y grill marks. 

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Meanwhile, some Red Vines (and not Twizzlers). When you go to the Red Vines page on Wikipedia, the bottom says “See also: Twizzlers.” NO!

When you go to the Red Vines page on Wikipedia, the bottom says “See also: Twizzlers.” NO! NEVER!

Incidentally, that page also says that Red Vines Original Red contain no licorice. Can’t win ’em all.

BACK TO THE GRILLING!

Another rule of grilled cheese is that they have to be cut diagonally, so you can pull them apart like in the Kraft singles commercials.

grilled cheese

Maaaagic.

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Not as pornographic but also not as processed so hey. 

All in all, good eats.

Tomorrow is Peach Cobbler Day!

-SPAK

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