April is National Grilled Cheese month!
Have you been dying to know how the grilled cheese sandwich came to be? Of course you have! 😉 Apparently, cooked bread and cheese as a combination has been around as long as bread and cheese have been around...which is a long time! The grilled cheese sandwich in a form closer to what we know today came to be more popular in the 1920's with the advent of sliced bread. It started out as an open-faced creation using grated cheese, but by the 1960's the evolution of the grilled cheese sandwich took another step forward when stores started stocking individually wrapped American cheese slices. It was at that time that the addition of a top slice became popular. Today there are many different permutations of the modern grilled cheese sandwich, as illustrated below in some of the varieties I found while poking around the internet!
The first two might look a little familiar....they are from posts written by ME! 🙂
This recipe for Grilled Cheese and Salmon may look fishy, but it is a great catch and a perfect way to get nutritious salmon into your kids!
This Grillicious recipe is quick and easy and oh, so cheesy!
Check out this amazing Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese by Two Peas and Their Pod. It is really cheesy, in a good way!
Here is another one from Two Peas and Their Pod...this one is a Guacamole Grilled Cheese. Wowza!!
Here is a super-kid-friendly Marbled Jack and Ham Grilled Cheese from Recipe Girl!
And how about grilled cheese sandwiches masquerading as PIZZA? Mind now blown! Check out these recipes!
from Jersey Girl Cooks
from Home Cooking Memories
There is so much you can do with grilled cheese, no wonder they had to dedicate a whole month to it. Hope you enjoy some of these great recipes. Happy cheesy grilling!