Because the Hubs had to work tonight, we decided to have our big meal for lunch (totally confused the kids), and stick to a lighter dinner. So, when dinner time rolled around, the kids were happily playing in their room, and I was left to my own devices. I had planned to make the kids both grilled cheese sandwiches (it is National Grilled Cheese Month after all) but wanted to make my own a bit more exciting. After taking a quick inventory, I grabbed a few ingredients like cream cheese, raspberry preserves, and pickled jalapenos and started out. It was delicious! I loved the sweet and savory, then the kick of the jalapenos. WONDERFUL!
Raspberry Jalapeno Grilled Cheese
2 slices rustic bread (I used the some of the olive oil bread)
2-3 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp raspberry preserves
5-6 slices pickled jalapenos
2 slices cheddar cheese
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Then, placing buttered sides together, spread the cream cheese across one un-buttered slice of bread. Spread the raspberry preserves across the cream cheese, and arrange the jalapenos over the preserves. Top with the sliced cheddar and the second slice of bread, buttered side out. Grill on medium heat to allow for the cheeses to melt and the other ingredients to heat up. Turn and grill on the other side. Remove from pan and enjoy the gooey deliciousness.