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3924394749_baa3bb2d35_m#LetsLunch Grilled Colby Jack, Black Forest Ham, and Pickles

…and we’re back!  It’s time for another #LetsLunch!

(Quick review: #LetsLunch is where a group of food writers get together and we write about … lunch.  But not just any lunch.  This month we’re talking about the ooey-ist, gooey-ist, cheesiest grilled cheese sandwiches around.)

There’s only one poblem… I am NOT the world’s biggest grilled cheese fan.  I think it’s a texture thing.  I want my sandwich to have a little heft when I bite in.   So, if  may be permitted, there might be a little meat snuck in my grilled cheese.  And some pickles.  I am a big pickle fan and I really enjoy them even more when they’re cold and stacked on hot grilled cheese.  They are great for contrasts in texture and  in temperature.

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Well the first week of unResolution month is almost over.  How is everyone feeling?  I’m hoping for full, but stuffed would work, too.

So, today’s wondrous dive into the realm of food-that-cannot-possibly-be-good-for-you-no-matter-how-hard-you-try has been inspired by Michele, Jen, and Sean Paul Ellis (who has actually inspired two posts this month.)

Thanks to all three of you because without your comments, we might not have an unResolution month post on …


To be fair, Michele, Jen, and Sean all mentioned grilled sandwiches, but I don’t know, there’s something cool about the word Panini.  And a Panini is a grilled sandwich, after all.

Still, it’s kind of hard to give the definitive Panini recipe since, really, Panini is a technique more than an individual sandwich (as far as I know…), but perhaps that’s why they are so popular.  Really anything can be good Panini fodder, all you need is a little butter/vegan margarine (or a lot!), some cheese (vegan or otherwise) to act as glue and some bread.  After all, it’s not much of a sandwich without the bread!

With that being said, the following recipe is one I tend to like a lot.  It’s simple, delicious, and I think it fits the month.

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