Woah, can we say flakey much? No, not something flakey and delicious that I’ve made — just me. Not only did I forget to post on Friday and then was too exhausted to write a post for Monday (more on that later) but the post I put up on Wednesday? Totally not even what I meant to write about. I guess I just got so excited about that banana breakfast cake that this grilled cheese fell out of my mind. Not that this grilled cheese isn’t amazing, because it totally is. And it uses the sun dried tomato bread from last Monday. Plus has sun dried tomatoes ON it. Delicious sun dried tomato overload. This grilled cheese was inspired by a build-your-own grilled cheese bar my friends had during a game night, which BTW is an amazing idea for easy entertaining!
So why was I too tired and sore to post on Monday? We spent Saturday and Sunday building a paver patio in our backyard for bonfire-y stuff. It was a surprising amount of fun, actually, despite taking twice as long as it should’ve! We had a bunch of helpers lined up and few flaked out so it took two days instead of one (boo, absolutely no weekend left to relax!) but luckily, we have two amazing friends who came back the second day and helped wrap everything up + another who was there literally all day Saturday. Being an adult is hard work, did you know? But expect many Instagram photos of bonfires and general fanciness outside!
Sadly, my bread was long gone by the time Sunday rolled around, so I couldn’t even have another one of these grilled cheese to soothe my soul and comfort my sore muscles. On the plus side, it was a killer workout so I after-the-fact earned this cheesy goodness. Writing this on Tuesday night and my thighs still hurt from squatting to pick up 30+ lb pavers over and over again.
I prefer to use air packed sun dried tomatoes — soak in hot water for approximately 5 minutes before using to soften and pat dry.
If you have oil packed, press the excess oil of out the slices with paper towel. Instead of olive oil, you can brush the extra oil from the jar onto the bread for triple sun dried tomato flavor.
Question!! I’ve been trying to think of a tasty vegetarian s’mores replacement for YEARS (like, literally over a decade) — anyone have any? I’ve tried some of the vegan marshmallows (and love them) but they’re so inconsistently available where I live that I’d love to try something else. Is it weird that I keep thinking “pineapple”??