Comfort Food At It’s Best!
It’s that time of the year when the weather starts changing. Here in Missouri the mold count is sky high and my allergies have definitely been getting the best of me.
When I was a little girl and not feeling well my mom always made me a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Perfect comfort food in my mind. However not just any grilled cheese. It was a round grilled cheese made with an iron apparatus called a “Toastite” (as shown above).
So when my allergies were getting me down the other day somehow comfort food sounded really good to me. So I went and got a loaf of soft fresh bread, and came home and placed two slices of bread on my Toastite, with a couple squares of American Cheese and closed the apparatus. Then with pieces of bread hanging out the sides I pulled those off neatly so nothing was left to hang in the burner.
I’m sure for those of you that have never experienced a round grilled cheese like this may wonder what’s so great about it. Well, I’ll tell you!
When the Toastite gets put on the burner the sides of the bread get nice and brown after each flip, and the inside swells up, leaving a large fluffy pocket of hot melted cheese inside. Oh and for those who love crust! Well, don’t worry because when you seal the end of the Toastite, and cook the grilled cheese over the stove, the edges get this wonderful crust on them. Far superior to the crust that had to be removed to fit the Toastite.
Even though my allergies were still bothering me after eating my round grilled cheese sandwich, I felt better. I then took a nap and woke up refreshed and satisfied.
If you’d like to get your hands on one of these great contraptions I know they have them on Ebay.
In fact, I took this one from my parents home and then found 4 on Ebay. Two to give to my sisters who weren’t exactly happy that I confiscated the one from our family home and two for my kids who have also grown up on round grilled cheese sandwiches.
Believe me! I know it sounds strange, but once you’ve had a round grilled cheese sandwich made on a Toastite, nothing else compares.