I have always half-joked with Beloved that our marriage vows say, “for better, for worse, but not for lunch”:). I just thought having a man at home in the middle of the day would interfere with my routine---not to mention messing up the kitchen again.
However…(don’t you love that word? It opens the door to so many possibilities :) Firstborn’s schedule now brings him to my neck of the woods a couple of times a week. What’s a mother to do? Feed him of course! One of his favorites after the weather begins to change is soup and sandwich, the soul-warming lunch classic …the stuff tv commercials are made of :)
I’ve taken the candy corns out of the stemmed pillar holder and substituted fall berries, nuts, and candles called “harvest home”. The smell is divine and makes me want to stay in and “nest”!
Firstborn appreciates a little pampering, and setting the table encourages conversation rather than ESPN watching :)
I might even let Beloved come home for lunch :)
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
One slice each of cheddar, Swiss, Colby-Jack, and Muenster cheeses, or any combination you like.
2 slices of Texas toast—I used thickly sliced homemade sour dough
1 package garlic and fine herb-flavored Boursin cheese, softened
Place cheeses on one side of bread. Spread about 2 tablespoons of Boursin cheese on the other slice. Put the two sides together :) Spread butter on both sides. Cook in a skillet, (I like my black iron one for this), covered, over medium low heat for 6-7 minutes per side until lightly browned and the cheese has melted. ***Covering the skillet ensures that the cheese melts! Enjoy!—adapted from Southern Lady magazine.
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Thanks for stopping by—come back for lunch anytime! Don’t forget to say hello!~~Susan