Do you ever crave a staple but want to put a little twist on it? That’s exactly how I feel about a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s such a comfort food with a side of tasty tomato soup. When I came across this combination I knew it’d be delicious. Do you have a favorite twist to a grilled cheese that I should try?
Hope you enjoy – bon appétit!
Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese
(makes 2 sandwiches)
Fresh spinach – enough for about 3 cups chopped
Canned artichoke hearts – about 3 (around 6 ounces)
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup shredded cheese (we used a blend of mozzarella, Monterrey jack and provolone)
4 pieces bread
Butter or more olive oil
1. Dice the 2 cloves garlic. Chop the artichokes. Wash and stem the spinach, then chop it coarsely.
2. Heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Then add the spinach and a pinch of kosher salt, and saute for a few minutes until just limp. Add the artichokes and saute for another minute or so, until heated through. Drain off any liquid from the pan. Stir in 2 tablespoons sour cream and another pinch of kosher salt.
3. Spread butter (or olive oil) on one side of each of the 4 bread pieces. Heat a griddle pan to medium high heat. Place 2 pieces of bread on the griddle, buttered side down. On each piece, spread some shredded cheese, the spinach artichoke filling, some more cheese (1/2 cup cheese per sandwich), and the other piece of bread. When the bottom bread is browned, flip the sandwich and cook until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
Photo and recipe courtesy A Couple Cooks, be sure to check out their blog for more recipes.
Happy Monday! This weekend I enjoyed quality time with my mom with incredible weather and going to a good friends pop-up shop (where I discovered some pretty amazing treasures). It was quite delightful.
A few things I’m loving – the new issue of Domino just hit the stands last week, which I have yet to have time to sit down to read (hopefully I will tonight), stunning blooms have made our apartment smell like a garden, and this April poem is just lovely (printed by my new favorite book source Book / Shop).
I hope all of you had a blissful weekend and that your week ahead is splendid.
Photo by Caitlin Flemming
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After a hectic (& stressful) work week I’m ready to throw on my boyfriend jeans, a tee, and sandals. This weekend is all about being outside and enjoying this summer like weather we’re being graced with – 80 degress to be exact! The days might consist of a few shopping trips with my mom, who is in town, a brunch date with girlfriends at Batter Bakery (I’m obsessed) and spending time with Eric since the Giants are away.
Hope all of you have a happy sun-filled weekend!
ps. The Bon Iver concert last night was amazing. There are no words to describe how incredible it was. If they are coming to your city I highly recommend going!
This incredible architecture.
This ensemble is light and fresh for spring, even with the black tights (we’re still wearing them here in SF).
A mini list bedroom – makes you realize you really don’t need all that clutter.
My favorite lines, Rodin, has come out with a perfume. I can’t wait to give it a whirl!
Simple and casual is exactly what I’m all about for spring. Basics are the best items to have in my closet because I’m always in a rush in the morning.
The best for last – this staircase literally made my jaw drop. It’s spectacular.
What are you loving this week?
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