foodie friday: grilled cheese (new and improved)

most evenings this week have been spent at the gym. i mentioned in the last post that i was meeting with a personal trainer. the gym i belong to offers one free session with a trainer. i love working out, but have never used the machines at the gym and thought it would be nice to have someone put together a specific workout plan for me. note to all trainers: you have a larger impact on your clients if you looked like you actually worked out once in a while. just saying. anyway, since i’ve been at the gym in the evenings, by the time i get home i scrounge up whatever is left in the cupboards. after one too many nights of chips and avocados (not joking), last night i went to the store and bought an incredible loaf of bread with several different types of seeds and grains. after a quick look at pinterest, i decided to make basil, blackberry and jarlsberg grilled cheese.

(for one sandwich)
adapted by how sweet it is

2 slices of jarlsberg
handful of blackberries
2 basil leaves, finely chopped
2 slices of bread, buttered

heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. while it is heating, slice 2 pieces of the bread of your choice and butter one side of each.

rinse the blackberries and basil and using a fork, mash the blackberries and basil, mixing together well.

slice the jarlsberg and place on an unbuttered slice of bread and spoon the blackberry mixture on the other slice of bread. making a sandwich, place it buttered side down on the pan and grill for 4-5 minutes on low-medium heat and then flip, grilling the other side for 4-5 minutes, until the bread is warmed through and the cheese is melted.

i highly suggest a nice glass of wine with the sandwich! happy eating!

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