It’s National Grilled Cheese Day

Yum! It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

To celebrate, I’ve got a recipe and a deal from Fetch Rewards!

Instead of Wonder Bread and American Cheese Singles, let’s get a little more adult and celebrate with a 4-Way Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

4-Way Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese (The kind in the green can)
  • 1 stick softenend butter
  • 4 slices good bread (I like sourdough bread)
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices provolone
  • 1 package herbed spreadable cheese (Boursin, Alouette cheese, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Mix parm and softened butter in a small bowl.
  2. Spread one side of each piece of bread with cheesy butter.
  3. In a frying pan,  place two slices  (butter side down) in pan.
  4. Layer cheddar, provolone on the bread in pan.
  5. On the remaining slices of bread, spread spreadable cheese on the unbuttered side and top each sandwich in pan. Buttered sides face out.
  6. Cook sandwiches on medium, turn sandwich to ensure proper cooking and cheese is melting. Don’t squish the sandwiches with the spatula!
  7. Serve with yummy soup. Here are some of our yummy family recipes for soup.

Fetch Rewards is hooking us up with a great deal to celebrate the day!

Buy 1 Sargento Sliced Cheese and 1 Sara Lee product, any variety through 4/12/2021 and you’ll earn 1000 points!

And if you are new to Fetch Rewards, you can sign up and earn a 2000 point bonus when you scan in your first receipt. And you probably have a receipt in your purse or wallet.

If you are new Fetch Rewards, learn more about it here.    What I love is that it is not store specific, which is great.  Use my code ND2TB when you sign up and share the love (and referral points!). When you sign up, leave your referral code in the comments!

4/12/2021: Weekly Meal Plan!

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The CSA emails us in advance to give us a heads up as to what may be in our boxes on Monday, so that’s helped me be able to meal prep and write up this post last night.. But I went to bed early and forgot to hit POST.

I picked up a full order from Dream Dinners on Friday afternoon, and I’ve got three DD meals planned for this week. I’m working through the freezer too, and I’m planning on making vegetable soup with some homemade stock in the freezer and some freshly frozen veggies. I freeze fresh veggies towards the end of the week so that we have room in the fridge for all of the new CSA goodies.

Veggies and fruit are delivered each Monday by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $25, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $25. Seriously. It’s a deal. I spend about an hour on Monday afternoon cleaning and prepping veggies for the rest of the week.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for a kitchen inventory printable, I like the kitchen inventories here. They are great printables.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids.  The kids are nuts about pancakes. The Big Kid has been on a protein shake kick in the AM.

Lunch: The little kiddo and I usually have something quick and filling, lately it’s been sandwiches on croissants, and strawberry yogurt.  Big kid takes his lunch to school.

Dinner: Usually, I do a crockpot meal on Mondays, but now that we are home all the time, we’ve been having an odd combination of fully home-cooked, scratch meals, and frozen entrees and veggies. I have been posting our meal plans on Instagram too- As well as pics of stuff we are doing to keep busy.

  • Sunday: Roasted loaded cauliflower, Salad, Garlic Baguettes
  • Monday:  Orange ginger chicken, rice, roasted veggies
  • Tuesday:   Vegetable Soup and Cheddar Biscuits
  • Wednesday:  Meal o’ Snacks!
  • Thursday: Chicken tikka Masala, rice, salad or veggies
  • Friday:  Pizza/Takeout Night
  • Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner (Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit)

Please stay safe you guys!

Talk Back: What are you cooking for dinner this week?