Tag: portobello mushrooms

Tintern Cheddar & Mushroom Mayo Grilled Cheese

Tintern Cheddar & Mushroom Mayo Grilled Cheese

Yesterday, it was time to head to Earth Fare Solon and get my free ice cream sundae. And buy some cheese. I have looked through Earth Fare’s cheese department but only once bought cheese from there. It was time to truly search through their cheeses […]

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Recently, I had taken a break from grilled cheese sandwiches as culinary classes were winding down for the semester and I wanted to focus on my studies. I had a final practicum consisting of knife skills and recipe, as well as a country presentation. Oh […]

Russ Parsons & SippitySup’s Mushroom Quesadilla

Russ Parsons & SippitySup’s Mushroom Quesadilla

The minute I stumbled on SippitySup’s Say Cheese-Creative Quesadillas Have Arrived entry (& Russ Parsons’ article), I knew that this would be my next “grilled cheese” to try. I had already established that quesadillas are in fact grilled cheese sandwiches so I was free to start cooking. (more…)

Greens & Mushrooms Panini (NY Times)

Greens & Mushrooms Panini (NY Times)

I stumble across a nice amount of grilled cheese recipes on the Internet but normally read them and then close the browser tab never looking back. This was not the case with NYtimes.com’s Greens and Mushroom Panini. The recipe calls for greens, such as kale, […]

Staging: Learning the Food Industry From the Inside

Staging: Learning the Food Industry From the Inside

As I have been writing recently, I am now knee deep into the restaurant industry after leaving my webmaster position. Right now, that simply means me working full-time at the Cafe @ Nordstrom. I am trying to learn as much as I can there as […]

Halloumi & Portobello Grilled Cheese

Halloumi & Portobello Grilled Cheese

Normally, this is where I talk about this grilled cheeses cheese (Halloumi) but this week is special and I must first give an update on my life. I don’t write too much about my personal life and instead focus only on my grilled cheese sandwiches. I would like to change that with tonight’s update. Not only do I want you to know about my sandwiches, I also want you to know about me and my personal life. Sure, I have an About page, but that is pretty general. Now it is time to learn about the real GrilledShane.

Way back when I turned 16, I went out and got a job at a local chocolate shop, where I was a soda jerk. (Awesome job.) After the parlor part of the shop closed, I needed to find a new job. I ended up at the local Cafe Nordstrom. My sous chef found both of these jobs. Smart woman she is.

Halloumi & Portobello Grilled Cheese Ingredients: GrilledShane Cooking @ Thanksgiving

I worked at the Cafe until 2002 when I started interning for college. I did not return until 2006, post-graduation, when I needed a temporary position while I searched for a full-time employment in the design field. I found a webmaster position at a small publishing company but still remained at the cafe on Saturdays. The webmaster job treated me well for three years as I learned a lot, grew as a person and was able to travel to NYC twice.

As time went on, I began this blog. And I began to realize that I enjoyed my little boy job (cashier @ Cafe Nordstrom) more than my big boy job (webmaster).  I began to realize I loved the food industry. I began to realize I hated sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day instead of being in the “front of the house” with people. I began to realize, over time, that I needed to leave my current big boy job.

Monday, at 9ish am, I told my boss that I would be leaving my first job out of college. Where would I be headed, you ask? Back to my home at Cafe Nordstrom, hopefully to begin my true career in the food industry. I don’t know how long I will last at the Cafe, but it will give me the beginning skills to investigate similar opportunities within the industry. Who knows if I want to be in the front of the house or back of the house, waitering or cooking. I don’t, but I am excited to find out. Please, follow me on this journey… (more…)

Tofu Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Tofu Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Although it was July 4th weekend, and I did create a patriotic grilled cheese for Memorial Day, I stayed away from the USA this weekend and instead went with Tofu. Tofu is extremely American, right? Ever since sometime last week, I got it in my […]

Veggie Quesadilla

Veggie Quesadilla

A quesadilla is a Mexican snack food made of cheese (and occasionally other ingredients) wrapped in uncooked masa (cornmeal dough) and fried, or cooked inside a corn, wheat or flour tortilla. The word comes from Spanish, and literally means “little cheesy thing” or “cheesy” (from […]

Pizza Sub Grilled Cheese

Pizza Sub Grilled Cheese

I apologize for the delayed write-up for this week’s grilled cheese, but my MacBook Pro had to return to Apple as it had a dying hard drive. Luckily, all of the data was retrievable, including all of my grilled cheese/Sunday Dinner documents. *phew* Now onto the sandwich…a combination of a pizza and a grilled cheese: a pizza sub.

ingredients:

  • Fresh Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Baby Portobello Mushrooms
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sesame Semolina Bread

"Pizza Sub" Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Sesame Semolina Bread

thoughts

I have decided that as I continue to create different sandwiches, the question of whether they are actually grilled cheese sandwiches will continue to arise. This sandwich is no different. Some may simply call this a pizza sub, but I call it a pizza sub grilled cheese sandwich. And said sandwich was very yummy. There were some cons, but I would definitely make it again. I believe the best part may have actually been the bread…

"Pizza Sub" Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Mushrooms & Tomatoes

As already stated, the pizza sub grilled cheese was very good. However, there were a couple of things that I may have done differently. On my grilled cheese, I actually added more sauce after already placing the tomatoes and mushrooms on the pizza sub. That was a mistake, as I believe the sauce overpowered the mushrooms and sliced tomatoes, which should have been the focus. Going a step further, the tomato sauce, that I spiced up a bit, may not have been needed at all. I believe that using the sliced tomatoes and portobello added enough pizza style to the grilled cheese that the sauce was overkill.

"Pizza Sub" Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Potatoes (Side Dish)

I chose the bread for this pizza sub as an homage to a great pizza place, Cottage Inn. When my family first tried this pizza, in Michigan, they included sesame seeds on the bottom of their crust. Unfortunately, they have since stopped the process, but the seeds really did add something to the pizza and this grilled cheese. The bread was crunchy on the outside while being very soft on the inside. It seemed to fit perfectly with the pizza theme that was running throughout the sandwich.

the grilled cheese:

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pizza sub grilled cheese: A-/B+

Oddly enough, I do not have much to write for my final thoughts. It may be because it is now Tuesday/Wednesday and I ate the pizza sub grilled cheese on Sunday, or, it was one of those sandwiches that doesn’t need overanalyzing. It is most likely a little of both. Either way, I would definitely suggest this pizza sub grilled cheese, with those minor changes I mentioned above.

ingredients were purchased at…

  • Miles Farmer’s Market (Fresh Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone, Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Sliced Tomatoes, Sesame Semolina Bread)