While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Being April 1, we could tell you that today is "National Snake on Toast Day" or "National Chug Fryer Grease Day," but we like you so we’ll be nice.
April celebrates the grilled cheese sandwich. There’s something so perfectly comforting about this simple and humble dish.
Grilled cheese can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They can be devoured on their own or paired with soup; jazzed up or dressed down - it really doesn’t matter, they taste just as good.
Here are some tips for making the perfect grilled cheese:
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It’s all happening right now. The election! MLB playoffs! The heat of the NFL season! BCS rankings! You’re probably either euphoric or miserable about something out there, whether it’s your guy’s/the other guy’s masterful debate performances; your team’s outstanding pitching/ineffective hitting; your team’s/the other team’s last second field goal; the Crimson Tide...I could go on.
Instead, I’ll offer some comfort foods that swing both ways: They can put the exclamation point on your party, or divert attention from your despair after you've thrown your flat screen to the ground.
Let’s hope you don’t miss that key April deadline. No, not Tax Day. I’m talking about April 12, National Grilled Cheese Day. If that illustrious date does pass you by, not to worry: Unlike failure to file your taxes, there are no financial penalties. Plus April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so there’s still plenty of time to celebrate.
I’m pretty much of a grilled cheese purist: I just need some bread, good melting cheese and plenty of butter. But there are lots of professionals out there who think much bigger than me. Here are some of the country’s more remarkable grilled cheese sandwiches.
Hot off the press: April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day!
Whether you call it a cheese toastie or a grilled cheese, odds are you're going to love the magic that happens when you simply melt your favorite cheese between two toasty pieces of bread. Other ingredients are up to you, but they all begin with the same kind of deliciousness.
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