Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For Those Who Don't Cook: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I read a lot of blogs that give recipes so I know many of you like to cook. However, I am not one of them and I know I can't be the only one who doesn't cook so thought I'd share one of my quick, easy recipes with you. One of my favorite quickies that I'll even take for lunch and make at the office is a grilled cheese sandwich--technically it's a toasted cheese sandwich but it tastes the same to me.


Here is how I do it in case you can't view the video:

I buy the Velveeta cheese individually wrapped slices (this saves having to cut slices and makes it easy for taking it for lunch). Get 2 slices of bread.

Toast 2 slices of bread.
Put 2 or 3 slices of cheese between them.
Put in microwave for just 10-15 seconds until you see the cheese melting.
Ummm good . . . and quick too with no cleanup needed!

We use paper plates at home too.  If they just have crumbs, we’ll brush them off and use them again.  Gerard does wash the silverware—we haven’t gone to using plastic yet.  My dad even used paper bowls because he ate a lot of cereal even though he had a dishwasher.  He only ran it for glasses and silverware once a week.  We eat a lot of cereal too, but haven’t gone to paper bowls yet and Gerard is our dishwasher.

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Kathy said...

Oh, Karen! I love seeing and hearing you on video. You are sunshine personified! Thanks for the smiles.

I just knew you were going to nuke that thing!

Please do more videos. You're so fun and funny!

Sandee said...

That was fun, but now I'm hungry for a grilled cheese sandwich.

Have a terrific day Karen. :)

Daisy said...

Grilled cheese is delicious! My Mommeh would probably add a slice of tomater in the middle. Yummy!

tahtimbo said...

In the days before that wonderful invention, I used to hold the cheese over the toaster as the bread was toasting. I have to admit, the microwave is a much better option AND you don't burn your fingers in the process :)

Kmama said...

I'm visiting after you stopped by to make my SITS day so special last week.

Okay, now i'm hungry, even though I prefer colby jack cheese and it actually grilled (with butter). Still hungry though.

Rebecca Mecomber said...

What a great video!!!! You should start your own TV series, call it "Cooking with Karen" or something! You are a regular Julia Childs of the 21st century!! Out with aspic and tripe! IN with microwaved Velveeta!!!

Actually, I can't eat bread or cheese food anymore... it makes me feel loopy. I'm into fresh veggies these days. But I LOVE your clean up tips! ;)

I have four kids... you can imagine the stacks and stacks of dishes I have. :(

BeadedTail said...

That was a fun video! Who knew that cheese only takes 5 seconds to melt! Love the clean up idea too - in our town we can recycle paper plants and even the plastic too so it can be environmentally friendly also!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human loved your recipe! She would probably make it with Swiss cheese and multigrain bread - see, it's even versatile!

Homestay Mama said...

Here is an interesting movie trailer for you:


Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Kathy: Thanks Kathy! You really made me feel good with this comment. I have done a couple other "how to" videos but this is my best so far. I have a channel on You Tube but most are of my pets: www.youtube.com/kzemek Now that I finally figured a way to load my videos to the computer even without my Flip software working, I will be doing more if I find people actually bother to view them.

Sandee: Give it a try! It really comes out good.

Daisy: Oh, that would be too much work for me, having to slice a tomatoe and possibly getting cut!

Tahtimbo: Holding the cheese over the toaster would be much trickier. I like the microwave!

Kmama: This way is healthier though without the butter. Thanks for stopping by!

Rebecca: I'm so glad you liked my video. Do you like eggs? I know how to make scrambled eggs and could do one on that. I thought about doing a "Cooking" with Karen series but it would be a very short series.

Beaded Tail: The cheese melts very quickly. If the plate only has crumbs on it, we'll reuse it again but some of the cheese dripped on this plate.

Sparkle: Oh yes, very flexible. Tell your human to "go for it."

Homestay Mama: That food, Inc. movie looks scary.

Mountain Woman said...

Love, love, love the video and you are my kind of cook :-)

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