Sometimes after a long week at work (and last week felt like the longest week ever) it's hard to find creative energy for this blog. Lucky for me, I'm engaged to an incredibly thoughtful man who is fearless in the kitchen and knows when I just don't have a blog post in me.
He had been talking about this grilled cheese sandwich idea all week. I can't lie, I was a little nervous when I heard that raisin bread and pepperoni were involved.
But then, I ate a bite when he was trimming the crust ... DELICIOUS.
He picked up some hot and sweet honey mustard from Trader Joe's and it really brought all the flavors together. The salty pepperoni and the sweet raisin bread tied together perfectly with the kick of the tangy mustard.
"See baby, sweet and savory, just how you like," he said.
He does know me well.
He used Swiss cheese (make sure it melts!) and trimmed the crust into cute little squares. Perfect for a Superbowl spread.
1 package sliced pepperoni
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices of raisin bread
4 table spoons of butter
Hot and Sweet Mustard from Trader Joes
Butter the tops of your raisin bread with 1 tablespoon of butter each.
Buttered side down, place 1 raisin bread slice in a medium sized frying pan on medium heat. Carefully spread the hot and sweet mustard on top of the bread in the pan. Add your pepperoni slices next and then 2 slices of swiss cheese and then your second slice of bread, butter side up.
When the bottom of your sandwich is golden and crisp, about 2 minutes, flip and leave for another 2 minutes.
Place sandwich on a cutting board and trim the crusts (eat them yourself!) and cut the sandwich into three long strips and then across into six mini squares. Tip: try not to push down on the bread too much when you cut the squares, you want them to stay fluffy and not smooshed.
Repeat with second sandwich.