Monday, March 29, 2010

{gourmet grilled cheese? yes, please.}

for dinner tonight, i was planning on doing whole-wheat spaghetti with a spicy tomato sauce with pancetta.  yumm.
when i went to get the ingredients out, i realized that i had bought prosciutto instead of pancetta. whoops
i also realized that i did not have the time to wait for a sauce to thicken. (hubby had school-related plans and i was running behind 
with din din as usual).

so i had to think quick and throw something together with the ingredients i had on hand.
and this is what i came up with :

{prosciutto & mozzarella grilled cheese}

 INGREDIENTS (2 servings) :

- 4 slices of prosciutto
- about 3 oz. shredded mozzarella (or 4 slices of mozzarella)
- olive oil
- about 3 sprigs of rosemary, chopped
- salt & pepper
- 4 slices italian bread (or whatever bread you have on hand)

first, i made a rosemary olive oil by combining some extra virgin olive oil, fresh rosemary and a bit of freshly ground salt & pepper. i brushed each side of the bread with the olive oil. next i stacked the sandwiches: a layer of shredded mozzarella, a slice of prosciutto, some more mozzarella, another slice of prosciutto. then of course, i grilled it. and it was a little taste of heaven.
so simple, yet SO tasty. 

as my husband put it : "this is ridiculous. in a good way."


Stephanie said...

Oh my oh my. This is making my mouth water. I love proscuitto! Thank you for posting this recipe because I'm def going to make it soon :)

rachel said...

Looks delicious! I love the idea of adding rosemary. I have plenty of it in my garden right now, I will have to do this.

Wild and Precious said...

so yum!!! i LOVe proscuitto...i love cheese...i love rosemary.. i think i'm gonna have to attempt to make this!

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

LOL! I can so hear Joel saying that :]

And that looks sooooo yummy!!!

Megan said...

yummy! maybe i will make the for my husband with some tomato soup! :) thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

can i please live with you, and you can make this for me every day. thank you.

Elizabeth said...

Funny husband...that looks so good :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Looks amazing. GReat blog - I'm a follower now!

fernandflora said...

Mmmmm. Delish! Way to embrace your domestic godess and make a potential dinner time crisis something fabulous instead.

MaryBeth Hughes said...

all i have to say is yum!

Bitterbetty said...

what could be better than ham and cheese? Well, grilled ham and cheese with rosemary! Of course.

Sandy a la Mode said...

yum!!! this looks delicious! it's breakfast time but i could go for one of these right now!!

Becca said...

Hey Meg!
I'm a newbie (found ya via. Lauren) but I love your site already. Totally cute stuff.
Sometimes I think loving a person's blog header is the only real battle in subscribing or not.
See you around!


my name is lauren. said...

this looks delish!


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Kate and Oli said...

this looks amazing!! i'll have to try it :)

i stumbled across your blog and love it! just wanted to say hi!

xo, katie

Cat said...

Yes!!!! This looks delish (in a ridiculus good way:)) devine...yumm!

Iva said...

YES PLEASE for sure!!! I will have to try this!! Looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Yum yum yum!