Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lights Out Dinner

What do you eat when the power is out? Well we had to figure it out this week so we ate Grilled Cheese sandwiches and Campbells Tomato Soup by candlelight. Healthy Request of course to avoid that MSG.

I make our grilled cheese with whole wheat bread spread with mayonnaise instead of butter. Why mayo? First, it is a family thing. Second, it makes the outside of the bread crispier. Your sandwich can be dressed up depending on what you have in the fridge with add ons such as: sliced tomato, peppers, white cheese, yellow cheese, avocado, garlic. Whatever your taste buds enjoy. When it comes to the Tomato soup it is better mixed with milk if you ask me. The kids thought it was fun and who doesn't love a good grilled cheese and an excuse to eat one.

We use a cast iron griddle which could be used on either a gas stove or on the BBQ. The cleanup is pretty easy as well which I learned is important in the dark with limited water resources! For another idea stay tuned for my spinach salad which would also be a good addition for a lights out dinner, if you had the ingredients on hand.


monica said...

I have never heard of putting mayo on the outside of the bread. I am family why didn't anybody ever tell me?? Do you think that is more unhealthier (is that a word?) than butter or magarine?

Love this blog. I can't wait for some other receipes!

monica said...

Hey I tried the mayo. Well see if the boys eat it today for lunch!!