Friday, January 20, 2012

Say Cheeeese!

Today is National Cheese Lover's Day.  Can you believe it! A day designated especially for CHEESE LOVERS like You and Me.  Let's celebrate.  But first things first...

Q1:  What does every food artist need to create a masterpiece?
A1:  A Che "easel!" 

Hmmm, what to make??? The possibilities are endless: Four cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, cheese grits, cheesecake.  Eureka! I'm going to go with one of my old time favorites with a little extra burst of heat.  Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Anyone? I came across this recipe not so long along and knew I had to try it.  It consists of cheese and more cheese with a few jalapeno peppers nestled between two slices of bread, need I say more! -TMT

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Photos by Sarah Puwalowski -TMT

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Another Cheeeesy Joke, You may like this one breader :-)

Q2:  What did the bakers say when the pigeons stole their bread?
A2:  HEY!  That'S our dough!!

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

4 large Jalapeno Peppers
3-4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
4-5 Green Onions, minced
Black Pepper, to taste
4 slices Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese
4 slices Sourdough Bread

On a hot grill, char the jalapenos... about 10-15 minutes.

Place charred jalapenos in a bag to steam.  After about 10 minutes, gently peel of the skin.  Slice off the tops and discard.  Slice down one side of the pepper and carefully remove the seed and ribs of the pepper.

Preheat griddle to 375 degrees.  Next combine the cream cheese, minced green onion and black pepper in a small bowl.  Spread desired amount of cream cheese on one slice of bread then layer jalapenos and cheese.  Butter outer slices and griddle until golden and crispy.

Serves 2 


  1. Wooooo...to much cheese last night...ok, may have been the WINE!

  2. Tried the recipe tonight and LOVED IT, I would definitely try it again....