Thursday, January 10, 2008

Grilled - er, Burned Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches - they are one of my specialties (probably my only specialty if you ask my husband) and I rarely mess them up. Wheat, sourdough or sheepherders bread, buttered on the outside with smart balance or real butter (none of this margarine junk), shredded (this is key I discovered - to evenly melt it must be shredded) Colby and Jack, sliced green apples, Canadian bacon, layered and grilled evenly to perfection. Can't beat it. Add a little organic creamy tomato soup and you have yourself a perfect meal. At least to my 5 year old.

And then it happens. It has happened so many times before in my life. I left my post. Distracted by an idea or thought that popped into my head I walk away from what I am doing to do something else - always intending to come right back. It is then that the ADD gets the best of me. I have put carrots on to steam and forgetting walked next door to chat with the neighbor for an hour. I put things in the oven and NEVER set a timer. I make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and walk away with my sandwich immediately leaving jars open, bread out, and dirty knives laying out. The list goes on... I have been doing well lately, however. Tonight just humbles me and reminds me to focus.

In the end I did what any good mother would do. I scraped the heck outta those cheese sandwiches and served them up with a smile. Nobody complained. They knew better. Next time I won't walk away to check my email while I am making dinner - at least for the next few months I won't...


jenny k said...

Burned cheese the best of us. I like your extras, I'll have to try that next time.

"grandma" Mary said...

They look mighty good to me!