Is there anything better than a grilled cheese sandwich? Okay, there’s bacon and chocolate, but aside from that? I actually don’t think so. There’s the old classic, of course…American cheese between two slices of white bread, buttered and fried until golden. This is the Southern husband’s favorite. There is the Rolls Royce of grilled cheese, which is the croque monsieur, which is the grilled cheese I love above all others. But there are many others in between, and it’s my responsibility as a grilled cheese lover to sample as many as possible.
Now, grilled cheese is not exactly, well, low-calorie, but I figure if you throw some veggies in with it, at least you are making somewhat of an effort, and if the veggies actually kick the grilled cheese up a notch, it’s a total win-win. And that’s the case with this particular sandwich, which pairs roasted asparagus with Gruyere cheese and a little mustard to make a perfectly delectable lunchtime treat. This recipe is from one a blog you should absolutely go visit…it’s called Closet Cooking. The reason it got that name is because the author’s kitchen is the size of a closet, and his blog is so delectable that I can’t imagine how wonderful life would be if he ever decides to upsize. Yum! In the meantime, here’s my version of his fantastic grilled cheese recipe…I went with a gruyere cheese, and opted for some of those nice thin asparagus, and I roasted them until they had a nice crispy crunch to the ends of them. Grilled cheese…good and good for you!