So, I have been looking forward all day long to having a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner tonight with a cup of my chunky lentil soup from last night. I have a ziplock bag with some leftover slices of provolone in the fridge that I was going to use. THEN, I had a revelation…and listen close because I’m going to tell you about the best grilled cheese sandwich of my entire life. Yesterday I bought 3 ounces of Taleggio cheese from Whole Foods. Taleggio is to Italy what Brie is to France. It’s a triple cream soft ripened cheese that you can spread, melt, eat with crackers…anything really. It’s very specialty though so you will probably only be able to find it at the Fresh Market, Whole Foods, or an imported foods shop. Well, for tomorrow’s recipe (which is still a secret, you will have to wait and see!), I only need 1 ounce……so tonight, I took the other ounce, combined it with 2 tbsp of freshly grated parmesan cheese and layered it between 2 slices of sprouted grain bread. Set on the griddle and weighted down with a big pot on top to get a crusty feel to it. It.was.amazing. Totally melted to absolute perfection and tasted divine! Like a gourmet grilled cheese…SO much better (and about the same calories) as just using regular old provolone. So, if you are at a specialty grocery store and see Taleggio cheese, GRAB IT! It’s so good!
Besides my amazing grilled cheese I also had a small bowl of lentil soup and a 4 ounce glass of red wine. I would pretty much classify this as the perfect dinner. It was easy to make, tasted like heaven, and left me satisfied and happy! The total calories was about 555, including my glass of wine.
Now, I have steel cut oats simmering on the stove for the next couple day’s breakfasts and I’m about to take a bubble bath before starting on my recipe copying for school tomorrow. I’m going to eat a little treat in about an hour so I’ll let you know what that will be (I don’t know what I feel like yet!)
My ashtanga yoga class was really good once again today…yoga always seems to give me exactly what I need. Too bad my finger is still throbbing from earlier 🙁