Well, the truth is, I don't got no stinkin' Cinco de Mayo post. That's a big Buena Vida FAIL. I did the same thing for Valentine's day! I had a great idea for a romantic cheese board for two, I even bought fine cheeses, but sadly no cupid post.
I had some dear friends over yesterday for a relaxing lunch (just kidding, a loud play-date with 13 kids). This is what we, the moms, ate...
Grilled Vermont Cheddar, Wilted Arugula & Sweet Caramelized Onion Sandwiches servered with a Bite-Sized Caprese Salad. I'm calling it "Summer Grilled Cheese" because that's what it feels like outside.
If you're making both recipes, make the salad first and refrigerate until the sandwiches are ready.
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 C. mozzarella pearls
- 1 C. cucumbers, peeled, seeded and sliced (optional)
- 1/4 C. basil, chiffonade
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2 T. Balsamic Vinegar
Toss ingredients together in a large bowl. Yep, that's it!
- 8 slices of the yummiest bread (i like sourdough)
- 8 thick slices Vermont white cheddar
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- arugula leaves
- salted butter, softened
Slice your onion. In a pan over med/high heat, caramelize your onion in butter. Sprinkle lightly with salt and set aside (this can be done ahead of time).
Next, butter you bread on one side and assemble your sandwiches with cheese, arugula and onions. Over a (pretty) low setting, slowly grill you sandwiches until the cheese is melty and the bread is toasty.
I got my laundry done! Are you amazed?