I fought my cold for the last two weeks and my cold won. Last night I woke up after sleeping horribly for a couple hours, knowing that a trip to the doctor would be absolutely necessary in the morning. Although I hate having to take medicine, sometimes it’s absolutely necessary.
I woke up this morning wanting my mommy, some Tylenol, and food fit for a sick day. I never ever lose my appetite when I’m sick, and I tend to think there is always something I can eat that will put me on the road to recovery.
So today, after a trip to the doctor and Walgreens, I made myself a lunch that reminded me of childhood with a grown-up twist. Okay, I didn’t really eat very many grilled cheese sandwiches when I was sick growing up. But this seemed like the type of food you eat when you’re sick. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Big Kid Grilled Cheese
*2 slices whole wheat bread
*Butter (I use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light)
*1 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
*1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil
*Fresh cracked black pepper
*1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
*1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
*Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly butter one side of each of the bread slices. On the unbuttered side of one of the bread slices, place the cheddar cheese. Top with the basil. Sprinkle lightly with black pepper.
*On the unbuttered side of the second slice of bread, spread the mustard and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place bread slices together, buttered sides facing outward.
*Bake on a sheet pan, 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown on each side. Cut in half and serve with ketchup, if desired.