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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Southern Living

Posted on: March 17, 2011

Growing up I prided myself on having no Southern accent. I worked continuously to sound as if I was from any where but Tennessee. Then in the summer of 2002, after spending time in southern Alabama, I realized how deeply I missed my Southern accent. Unfortunately, it no longer comes naturally {unless I’m very tired or very upset} and it seems odd to work on an accent at nearly 30. So instead of drawing out my vowels and slowing down my speech, I’ve devoted myself to other Southern endeavors, like mastering fried chicken, sweet tea, and teaching my girls to say ma’am and sir. One endeavor {which might be my favorite and easiest} is to subscribe to Southern Living. And while, I don’t always make their mouth-watering recipes, when I come a cross one that grabs me by the horns, I know it’s going to be a keeper.

Goat Cheese and Strawberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

{photo credit}

The original recipe called for more ingredients than I had on hand, so I made a simplified version:

1/4-1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

2-3 strawberries, thinly sliced

2 pieces of bread

Place half of the goat cheese on a slice of bread. Layer with strawberries. Add remaining cheese. Grill on a lightly grease frying pan {or in your George Foreman, like me}, until cheese is melted. Cut in half. Enjoy!


I’ve experimented with other cheeses, and will say that goat cheese is the way to go. It’s tanginess mingles just perfectly with the sweet-tartness of the strawberries. It’s delicious!

What’s your favorite grilled cheese sandwich?

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10 Responses to "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Southern Living"

Looks yummy. πŸ™‚

Let me know how your fried chicken endeavors turn out. Fried chicken is such good stuff!

I’ve made it several times and so far so good! πŸ™‚

Oh my goodness. That looks amazing. I love goat cheese.

If I liked goat cheese, I would be all about making these sandwiches. I’ll have to improvise with some other kind of cheese that doesn’t taste like … goats. πŸ™‚

Have you ever grilled peanut butter and jelly? It is A- Maz- Ing!
Make your sandwich, butter one side, put it on the pan, and butter the other side before you flip it. The PB gets all gooey and melty and sweet, and the jelly gets warm… it’s like eating a cookie — for lunch. πŸ™‚

Cindy, try mozzarella cheese. It’s not as tangy, but still really good. Oh, you could also try aged white cheddar. It’s a bit more tangy and might be a closer bet. πŸ™‚

OOOH! I was so excited to read about these “other” white cheese suggestions! I’m not a goat cheese person, but I LOVE strawberries and most other cheeses. I think I’ll have to try it out with the mozzerella or white cheddar–thanks for the adaptation, Sarah πŸ™‚

Yes, that sounds like a winner. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

not sure what to think… sounds interesting
for sure πŸ˜‰

It is so good, Leah. Promise. Remember the Windhams introduced you to avocados and bean and cheese tacos. We know good food. πŸ˜‰

Sarah this is such a cute post! You know they say that most Southern people are really friendly.I first met you when I think you were about twelve. We used to always say how you had such a good personality and were always so friendly. I can still see those Southern traits in you!The sandwich looks awesome.

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