Thursday, April 17, 2014

Veggied Grilled Cheese

Everyday I feel like I am in a lunch rut. The kids have the same 5 or 6 meals all the time. I always stop and think that Paul eats the same one meal everyday for lunch, and probably most people do. It was a grilled cheese in the rotation today and I just couldn’t bring myself to make one. I do pride myself on always sneaking spinach and nutritional yeast in the sandwich and occasionally hemp seeds or pistachios to dress it up but even that seemed mundane today. Things started to snowball and I began to think about how much it bothered me that Savina won’t eat carrots. What kid doesn’t eat carrots?! I know she has two teeth but even if I steam them she spits them out or throws them at me … whatta peach! I think it’s just the rain outside that is giving me this gloom ... but I press on.

In comes the idea to sneak in carrots to the grilled cheese. I still got my spinach in there too! The kids loved it and it was so good I decided to have one too. Rain, you can’t stop me. The kids ate their whole sandwich plus roasted potatoes (and even started to steal my extra carrots and eat those … even Savina was sucking on one).

Veggied Grilled Cheese

Veggied Grilled Cheese
Makes 2 sandwiches

4 slices whole wheat bread
2 T orange butter
4 T cream cheese
1 t dill
dash of salt
handful of spinach, julienned
handful of shredded carrots

Mix a little fresh orange juice in some butter. (I like to have a citrus butter on hand for toast or brightening up something that needs brightening)

Mix cream cheese with dill and salt.

Butter bread on outside. Layer on the inside cream cheese mixture, spinach then carrots. Grill on both sides until golden brown.

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