Grilled Cheese has been a staple in our house for many years. Typically we have Grilled Cheese for lunch on Sunday after church because it is an easy meal to make with hungry kids. Growing up, I remember having it with the typical white bread and the American cheese slices that were unwrapped from the plastic sheets, however, our kids love mommas grilled cheese because it made with a ton of love.
May 20, 2022
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Homemade with love
Homemade bread has not always been amazing in our house. The first loaves that were made, back in 2012, were dry and crumbled when sliced and as the days went on, the bread just got so dry. These loaves, the initial loaves that were made in a bread machine, were the inspiration for making food from scratch. We wanted a loaf that was dense yet moist, not dry and would be of more substance than air. A typical loaf of bread from the grocery store seems to deflate when you bite into it. Not all types of store bought bread are made the same. Some loaves of bread are dense and stay that way when eating, however, some flatten and deflate when you bite into it.
When I went to make bread, I wanted a bread that would stay moist for a few days while maintaining a good form and not deflate as if it were filled with air. There have been many a recipe that I have tried in the last decade. For instance, oatmeal bread, wheat bread, white bread, French bread and seven-grain bread just to name a few. Out of all of the recipes that have been tasted and made, our favorite is an oat wheat bread. However, for Grilled Cheese, a basic white or wheat homemade bread works just perfectly. Click the link below for the recipe for homemade bread that was used in this Grilled Cheese recipe.
What cheese to use
For Grilled Cheese, we typically use pre sliced cheese as it is easier and the same cost as buying block cheese at our local ALDI. We love to have Colby Jack, swiss, provolone, Havarti, Muenster, and Sharp Cheddar. An 8-ounce package of pre sliced cheese costs $1.79 and with the additional low cost of making bread from scratch, Grilled Cheese can then be an inexpensive meal.
Buying sliced cheese at any other grocery store than ALDI costs almost double, and that is for the store-brand and not a big name brand. At Festival Foods, a local grocery store, an 8-ounce package of sliced Sharp Cheddar cheese costs $3.79 with Sargento costing $4.49. ALDI prices their 8-ounce packages of slice cheese at $1.79.
If we were to make ten Grilled Cheese using ALDI pre sliced cheese, it would cost $3.58. If we were to use Sargento the cost would be $8.98 for cheese, making that an additional $5.40 for cheese alone. With our weekly food budget at $170, paying an extra $5 in cheese for one meal is just unrealistic.
Making two loaves of homemade bread costs $1.11 and then adding to that the cost of the cheese is $7.16, the total cost to make twenty Grilled Cheese sandwiches would be $8.26.
However, if we were to buy bread at ALDI, the cost would be $1.65 per loaf making this meal $10.46.
Grilled Cheese with Homemade Bread Recipe
Ingredients for Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bread
Sliced homemade bread
As often as I can, homemade bread is made in our house. It is so yummy and so much more delicious than anything you can buy from a store in a bag. Unless it is fresh from the bakery.
Homemade from scratch bread is just in a league of its own.
And pair that with a delicious grilled cheese and you’ve got yourself an AMAZING dinner!
Directions for Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bread
1. Firstly, slice the homemade bread into 1/2-inch slices using a sharp and serrated knife.
2. Warm a griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then butter the bread and place the slices onto the griddle.
3. When one side is warm and toasted, use a spatula to flip the bread and then lay a slice of cheese on each piece.
4. Then flip one piece of toasted bread with a slice of melty cheese onto a second piece and let the two pieces of cheese melt together in an ooey-gooey-cheesy amazingness. And of course, watch out for cheese thieves as they are many.
5. When fully grilled, use a spatula and place them on a serving plate.
6. Finally, serve your Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bread with a deliciously warm tomato soup and enjoy!
Recipe for Grilled Cheese made with Homemade Bread
Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bread
- Cutting board
- Butter Knife
- 1 loaf Homemade Bread
- Sliced Cheese
- First thing to do is to slice the homemade bread into 1/2-inch slices.
- Warm a griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then butter the bread and place the slices onto the griddle.
- When one side is warm and toasted, flip the bread and then lay a slice of cheese on each piece.
- Then flip one piece of toasted bread with a slice of melty cheese onto a second piece and let the two pieces of cheese melt together in an ooey-gooey-cheesy amazingness.
- When fully grilled, use a spatula and place them on a serving plate.
- Finally, serve your Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bread with a deliciously warm tomato soup and enjoy!
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