I’m sorry I haven’t posted a lot this month. My day jobs as a freelance journalist and part-time preschool teacher have kept me busy! I’ve worked on articles about the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (great place!), a chocolate and art auction in
, and the local Designer Show
As you can see, not all of my stories are about food. It seems to come in waves: One month it’s all about food, and the next it’s about home improvement and other topics.
Add to my schedule a few days of fighting the nasty cold virus that my preschoolers are passing around. Before I knew it, January was done!
Yesterday I was at
Union Station to tour the Science of Rock and Roll exhibit for an upcoming
article. (It was a fun experience. If you’re in the area, go see it!) While
there, The Picky Eater and I had lunch at Harvey’s at Union Station, a great restaurant located in the Grand Hall. Back in the
early days of the Station, there was a Fred Harvey lunch counter where
travelers could get a tasty meal. Kansas City became famous for his food service along the rail lines around the West, with
restaurants staffed by the Harvey Girls. Today’s modern version of the
restaurant offers a relaxed yet refined dinning experience. Harvey
One of the
menu selections was a build-your-own grilled cheese sandwich. Diners can choose
from a variety of breads, cheeses, toppings, and meats to create a sandwich to
fit their personal tastes. I chose smoked Harvey
and herb chevre on sourdough bread with spinach, roasted peppers, and caramelized
onions. The result was a gooey, delicious lunch combination. (I wish I’d taken
a photo, but I was hungry! Sorry.) gouda
Build-your-own grilled cheese sandwiches are a great idea for a family supper, young-people’s sleep over, or a casual grown-up gathering. Everyone can pick what they like, and the sandwiches can be toasted quickly on the stove, electric skillet or griddle, or in a panini press.
The setting can be as casual or elegant as you wish. Kids can pick from American, cheddar, or jack cheese, while grown ups may choose feta, pepper jack, swiss, or bleu cheese.
I wrote about my ultimate grilled cheese sandwich last summer. It’s topped with provolone, sharp cheddar, and feta cheese with baby spinach leaves and pesto.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless (don’t forget the breads!) and only limited by your imagination and budget.
What would you put on your grilled cheese sandwich?