Yes, I am still working my way through my post-vacation “cook every great thing I had to eat while in Vermont” syndrome. I think this might be the end of it, but it is a delicious and easy one. I should begin by saying I am a big fan of The Grilled Cheese Sandwich. If a grilled cheese sandwich ever runs for public office, I will vote for it. They are crunchy and creamy and comforting and classic. So whenever I see an unusual one on the menu, I just can’t resist. So when we were at the Little Rooster Cafe in Manchester, Vt, they had a grilled cheese sandwich on the menu that was named the Ethan Allen. I’m not sure why, unless he was also a big fan of grilled cheese, but whatever. It featured Vermont cheddar grilled with a thick layer of thin-sliced ham and slices of Granny Smith apple. Mouth-watering, right? It had my name on it, so I ordered it. Okay, it had Ethan Allen’s name on it, but I still ordered it. And when it came it was a wonderful mix of the sweet apple with the savory cheese and ham. The only thing I changed when I made my version above was to cut down on the amount of ham — I used just a few slices, so as to have an equal balance of the three flavors.
So this concludes my retrospective of Meals I Ate On My Vermont Vacation. We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.