Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blue Buffalo

Buffalo Chicken is something that I get severe cravings over.  It's not something that I want all the time, but when I get that urge, there's no stopping me. However I ran into a problem once I started eating only organic meat and buffalo chicken was something that was found few and far between.  Until NOW!  For this buffalo chicken grilled cheese, I combined one of my mom's most popular dip recipes and morphed it into a delicious sammie.  Feast your eyes...


Actually it doesn't really look that pretty, but it's pretty dang delicious. Here's what I used!


Ingredients

-4 thick slices of french bread
-2 pads of real salted butter
-1 tbs blue cheese salad dressing
-3 tbs organic cream cheese
-2 tbs crumbled blue cheese
-1 tbs shredded cheddar
-1/2 cup cooked shredded organic chicken breast
-1.5 tbs Frank's hot sauce




Once you've got everything out, combine all the cheeses into a small bowl.


Stir together until you get a smooth consistency. It should look something like this.


Now combine your finely chopped chicken with Frank's hot sauce and stir.


Ok, now you're ready to begin!  Smear on a little over a tablespoon of the mixture onto each slice of bread (or however much you want!).


Then divide half the chicken on top of each piece of the smeared bread.


Now smear the other slices of bread with cheese and put the top on the sammie.


Gently apply 1 pad of butter to the top of the grilled cheese and place it butter side down in your pan.


Once they're in the pan, turn the heat to high and butter the other side of the bread.


This cheese mixture will melt really quick, so make sure to check the brownness of each grilled cheese about every thirty seconds or so.  It'll probably take about a minute and a half once the pans hot and you'll want to take it off when it looks like this on both sides.




You'll want to serve these immediately because they're super delicious when they're all gooey and hot.



If you like it spicier, you can totes add some more hot sauce or even a tbs of sriracha.  Also, be warned, this is really rich so serve along side some celery to even it out! YUM!

xoxo,

GCS

Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Haze

Halloween is right around the corner and i've been trying to come up with some spooky concoctions for a creepy new Halloween Grilled Cheese. Luckily for me, some of my amazing followers (thanks Susan and Mark!) hooked me up with some crazy green pesto gouda from Amsterdam.  It was really tasty and it works wonderfully for any late night munchie sesh's and/or Halloween parties!


You gotta see this cheese before we start.... When I was handed this, I was like "WHAT!".  I thought it was some weed laced cheese from some coffee shop that they smuggled in, but nah, it's just some serious dank cheese that is colored from the pesto.  Coulda been a good story though.


Anyways, now it's time for the other spooktacular ingredients:



- 4 large slices of gouda pesto verde
- 2 tabs of salted butter
- 4 sliced cloves of garlic (sauteed in olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon of julienned sun-dried tomatoes
- 2 slices of organic miche bread
- 2 ts garlic salt




Once you have everything out, go ahead and put on two slices of the cheese on top of a slice of bread.  Once it melts, it'll look like some goopy slimy mess. YAY!


 Then mix together the sauteed garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and sprinkle them on top.  The sundried tomatoes look like some bloody nastiness and the sauteed garlic looks like chunks of skin...Perfect for creeping everybody out!


Then add the last of the cheese.


Now it's time for the topper. Add the other slice of miche on top.  This is the first time I've ever had organic miche and it was absolutely delicious! I got it at Amy's Bread in Chelsea Market, and it's a mix of wheat, rye, and sourdough, with a super dense middle and a crunchy crust.


Next, butter the bread, sprinkle on half the garlic salt, and turn your stove top to a medium low heat.


Before it's all the way heated up, lay your sammie butter side down.  Then butter the other side and sprinkle with remaining garlic salt.   Each side will take approximately 3-4 minutes for the bread to brown.  Once browned, flip it!



When it's like that on both sides, take it out of the pan and let it sit for a minute.  You'll want to do this because the cheese gets super gooey and if you try and cut it, it'll all ooze out.


Doesn't it look like slime!? Eeeee! I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday and this is the perfect munchie for this time of year... and you don't have to be high to enjoy it!


Happy Halloween, spook somebody!

xoxo,

GCS