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Sometimes, a sandwich is a perfect dinner.
Last night we had grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (on my fantastic grill pan), fruit salad made with strawberries and peaches, and tortilla chips. I was wishing greatly for some corn and black bean salsa from Wal-Mart, but we made do without.
Having a sandwich night can help stretch the budget a lot. Strawberries were on sale this week for $1.50/qt and peaches were 88 cents/lb. The tortilla chips were $1.19 for the bag.
While my sandwich was not exactly creative, it’s what I had on hand. It made me think of my mom’s fantastic grilled sandwich, though. Thought I would share this recipe (which I should probably save for Family Recipe Friday, but oh well!).
Grilled Ham and Brie
1 baguette or crusty French bread loaf
Slice the bread. Spread jam on one slice, Brie on another. Put ham in the middle to make a little sandwich.
Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Brush the outer sides of the sandwich with olive oil (or butter). Grill for a few minutes on each side, until brown and toasted and the cheese is melted.
I am aware this is not the cheapest sandwich to make. The Kroger near us, however, almost ALWAYS has some of their specialty cheeses “orange-stickered.” Keep an eye out for some clearanced Brie!
Photo from stock.xchng.