Saturday, March 23, 2013

These are just some of Casey's favorite things :)

How does one survive studying for an AP Biology test? You have come to the right place. A successful hard-core study sesh results from not only exercise, specifically running/lifting/aqua jogging, but most importantly from a nutrtious, wholesome meal.

                                                                      Like, WOW.

One of my best friends asked me a couple weeks ago, and I quote, "Can you make a healthy grilled cheese sandwich, I can't get enough of that stuff."

She clearly has an obession with these cholesterol clogging sandwiches, and as loyal friend I felt it was neccessary to satisfy her cravings, the healthy way.
Like always, I searched on for a spark of inspiration, and I came across a link for Parmesan Crusted Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. You would not BELIEVE how fast I hit the print button. I absolutely love Pesto and I thought it would add a nice touch to the simple Grilled Cheese Sandwich. So, I ran the proposal by Casey, she approved, and we got cooking! 
The original recipe came from a couple whose blog's name is, Two Peas & Their Pod- Check it out!
The only ingredients Casey and I manipulated was the bread (replaced french bread for whole wheat)and the seasonings added to the coating of the bread. And we also added a side of Edaname because, well, we love it!:D
-4 slices of Whole Wheat Bread
-1 tablespoon of melted butter
-Splash of Curry, Dill, Rosemary, Minced Onion, and Powedered Garlic
-4 teaspoons of basil pesto (2 teaspoons for each sandwich)
-4 oz. of mozarella cheese (2 oz for each sandwich)

There you have it folks, a simple easy dish that can be made either on a skillet or in a panini maker- just remember to coat the pan with a vegetable spray to avoid sticky messes!:)

These are just some of Casey's favorite things :) Hope you enjoy!!