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Cranberry Honey Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is like winning the lottery.

Cranberry Honey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Do you all play the lottery? Because tomorrow the drawing is gonna be something like $425 million, and holy moly wouldn’t that solve a lot of problems?

I’m a tentative lottery ticket buyer. The five-dollar-gambler. That’s me. If the incentive is high enough we drive to the nearest retailer, get out this magic little number selector that used to belong to my grandpa (sort of like a Magic 8 Ball, but for lottery numbers), and painstakingly fill out one of those paper cards. I figure if I’m gonna throw money in the trash can, five bucks is as much as I can part with. But there’s always that teensy 1:176,000,000 chance that I’ll win with my $5 investment, right?

I’m usually much more comfortable gambling with things like bread recipes. Like this oatmeal sandwich bread I found the other day. It only has to rise for a total of 30 minutes. I was skeptical, but oh man is this stuff good. It was super awesome straight out of the oven with honey. Of course it was even better with butter, cranberry sauce, melted cheese AND honey, but that’s not gambling. That’s just common sense.

So every time I spend my five lottery dollars (maybe once, twice a month) I play this imaginary “If I had a Million Dollars” game with myself about all the places we’d go and the things we would do… mostly I fantasize about moving out of this cardboard house and all the bills I could pay. Does that make me super lame? Dreaming about owing absolutely nothing? Better yet, dreaming about making it so that all the people I love owe nothing! Also, I’m in need of a reliable vehicle, so I’m pretty sure $425,000,000 could make that happen.

Cranberry Honey Grilled Cheese

Anyway.

Since I’m obviously probably just contributing my $5 to whatever “school fund” my local government designates, I figure I need to win some kinda lottery. Enter whole berry cranberry sauce, muenster cheese, and honey.

Is it breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? The greatest snack on earth (besides cookies)? This sweet melty grilled cheese sandwich is allllll of these.

No purchase necessary.

Cranberry Honey Grilled Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • thick slices of good bread (sourdough, oatmeal, honey wheat...)
  • butter, softened
  • whole berry cranberry sauce (canned! or get crazy and make your own)
  • thinly sliced muenster cheese (or brie... brie would be amazing)
  • honey
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Spread one side of each bread slice with the softened butter. Place one slice of bread in the skillet, butter side down.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, spread cranberry sauce in a thick layer onto the bread slice in the skillet.
  4. Layer cheese slices over the top of the cranberry sauce.
  5. Take another buttered slice of bread and spread honey across the un-buttered side. Have fun. Make a sticky honey-drizzled mess. Place the bread on top of the cheese, honey side down.
  6. Using a spatula, flip the sandwich so it browns on both sides.
  7. Serve with more honey.

So don’t forget to buy your ticket. What are your contingency plans for if you win the lottery? Or are you like me, dreaming of simple things like bill-paying and grilled cheese sandwiches?
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Carrie

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

Holy moly - that looks and sounds AMAZING! Secondly - the lottery dreaming is sooo much fun! Have at it, I say! :)

Heather

Tuesday 7th of May 2013

Thanks so much, Carrie! The lottery planning is super fun. It's great to live in L-La Land, if only for a little while!

Ameena

Thursday 29th of November 2012

What a fabulous concoction you have here...truly looks like dessert and lunch all rolled up in one.

The lottery...if I won the lottery I'd buy a place by Central Park in NYC and retired....

Heather

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

Thanks, Ameena!! That is a wonderful idea! I didn't win. Better luck next time, eh? I guess we can't retire just yet.

thepinkrachael

Thursday 29th of November 2012

I think you know my reaction to the cheesey sandwich part of this... But I'm like you - I would love to pay off all my debts, and my mum's and other family and friends. I'd like to buy myself a house and a house for my friend who is currently living in a tiny 2 bed house (with her husbnad nad three boys!) and can't afford to move. I'd try and make sure I had enough left for a holiday to visit my aunty in south Africa and, of course, a LOAD of shoes too though! (Can't tell I've thought about this, can you?!)

Heather

Sunday 2nd of December 2012

Wouldn't it be so great to do nice things for everyone you love? That would be the best part, I think. Shoes, shoes, shoes!!! House. I gotta get you to like cheese, Rachael. It's so great!! Do you eat pizza? Cheeseburgers? I just can't imagine life without grilled cheese!

hopefuladdict

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

I already bought the winning ticket but don't worry I'll share!! Meanwhile cranberry grilled cheese um YES PLEASE!!! That sounds AMAZING!!! Never thought of that combination but damn does that look delicious!!!!

Heather

Thursday 29th of November 2012

It was. Sooooo delicious. I needed some sweet stuff without baking. This got it done!

Sandra@the foodie affair

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Oh, geez, drooling!! Trying it with Brie.

Heather

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Yes! Do it! I never buy brie because there is a good cheese shortage where I live. It basically doesn't exist unless I drive an hour, so I rely heavily on halfway decent deli cheese. Muenster did the trick.