National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Shall we ask for a drum roll please, or for a moment of silence?

If one were to look up the word(s) “comfort food” in the dictionary, would there not be a photograph of a grilled cheese sandwich?

Think about it.

Bread shimmering with a light brush of olive oil, margarine, or (dear Heaven!) pure Irish butter. Then that bread is slowly toasted until it becomes crisp and golden. Encased within that tender-crisp bread shield is a buttery, creamy, oozy layer of cheese.

Does life get any better than this?

Imagine for a Moment These Combinations

Everyone knows how to make a grilled cheese sandwich, so I won't insult your intelligence by giving you a step-by-step guideline. But allow me to present a few flavor combinations that you might not have thought of before:

smoked gouda-bacon-apple

  • Bread - Oatmeal
  • Cheese - Smoked Gouda, shredded
  • Protein - Crisp cooked bacon slices
  • Vegetable or Fruit - thinly sliced honey crisp apple
  • Condiment - Dijon mustard

Smoked Gouda-Bacon-Apple
Smoked Gouda-Bacon-Apple | Source


  • Bread - brioche
  • Cheese - Gruyère
  • Protein - deli-sliced ham
  • Condiment - cherry preserves

ham-gruyere-cherry | Source


  • Bread - rustic Italian loaf
  • Cheese - fresh Mozarella
  • Vegetable or Fruit - fresh tomato slices, fresh basil leaves
  • Condiment - drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Caprese | Source

But Wait, There's More!

I have many more ideas in my tiny little brain for which I do not have photos:

  • shredded rotisserie chicken, cheddar, avocado, and chipotle mayonnaise
  • sliced deli roast beef, Gorgonzola cheese crumbles, crisp cooked bacon slices, and sour cream
  • tomato, feta cheese, sliced Kalamata olives, and tzatziki sauce
  • sliced deli turkey, goat cheese, chopped smoked almonds, and fresh minced rosemary leaves

And Then There Are Ideas From the Foodies on the Internet


Turkey-Cranberry Sauce-Brie
Turkey-Cranberry Sauce-Brie | Source
White Cheddar-Pancetta-Tomato
White Cheddar-Pancetta-Tomato

OK, so not my lengthiest, most intensely researched, or informative Hub, but I have work to do.

I need to make sandwiches!

© 2015 Linda Lum

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Carb Diva 22 months ago from Washington State, USA Author

Flourish, I'm with you. Add a few slices of avocado and you have perfection on a plate. Thanks for stopping by.

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FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

You've made me hungry with this one! I'll take double cheese and bacon on mine. OMG

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Carb Diva 22 months ago from Washington State, USA Author

Rachel - Grilled cheese is an all time favorite with everyone. Thanks for your kind comments and support. Blessings to you as well.

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Rachel L Alba 22 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Yummy, when the grandchildren are over and being picky about what they want, I can always get them to eat a grilled cheese sandwich. I youngest even likes them for breakfast. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

Blessings to you.

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Carb Diva 22 months ago from Washington State, USA Author

Oh Bill, I love you, but you're such an old fuddy-duddy. What about a Reuben? That's a grilled cheese with extra "stuff".

Hey, why not live a bit? Refocus. Go outside the box. Shift the paradigm (...what other cliches can I come up with?)


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billybuc 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

My all-time favorite sandwich, Linda, but I'm a traditionalist. Trying to get me to try these new recipes is akin to pledging allegiance to Cuba....I just don't see it. LOL

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