GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH MONTH POST #1
I asked her to make this lunch a collaboration, and to throw an idea out there. She said mac and cheese, I said HELL YES. We figured out the specifics, she came by, we nerded out about the foodporn force before us (while eating bowlfuls of the extras). Ate after pretty much like half an hour of staging, and photographing, then I watched her smoke some hash off an eyeglass screwdriver, and we had a really nice talk about lots of things. Music, photography, boys... A+ sandwich partner and person, if you ask me. "This was really nice, let's do this again sometime." is something I find myself saying a lot these days, and I like it.
You wanna collab, and have lunch with me? Please, honestly, don't hesitate to get in touch. Yes, you. Even if you don't think I'm talking about you, yes, you.
Btw, here's today's sandwich playlist!!!
Here's what's in this one:
bread (Queen St Gluten Free white bean and millet seed)
macaroni (gluten-free rice macaroni)
Start with the bread. You need nothing on this, 'cause everything good's going into the macaroni.
Boiled the macaroni. Add cheese mountain.
Stir. Let the cheese melt. Like so.
Then, after you've made/bought the bacon jam, chopped your chives, and fried your jalapeños, add everything to the macaroni.
Obvs more cheese on top.
Now butter up the bread, and stick them in a frying pan.
If you've done it right, it should look something like this: a mess of gooey cheese smushed between layers of crispy gold.
F yea, f yea, f yea.
Here's what it looks like inside.
This is where I find out she used to work at this place in Toronto called "The Grilled Cheese" (wtf, right?!), and she taught me this secret they do there. She said, "Now press the bread down a bit, so the cheese oozes out." Shit, wow. #knowledgeispower.
Getting hungry at this point, am I right? We sure were (but we were also totally scooping macaroni leftovers out of the bowl with our fingers).
She said, "now stage it like this:" Good call. Good call.
Here's lunch ready to happen.
"Oh man, perfect hangover food."
The moment of truth.
Approval. Which is good, 'cause it was mostly her vision.
Oh yea, then we made this insane dipping sauce that was like everything spicy I had in my fridge; hot sauce, this korean chilli marinade, tamari sauce, barbecue sauce, and a tad of ketchup.
And because I never show what the actual eating of looks like:
Bonus photos of Scar smoking hash, because that's just what she wanted to do post-eating.
All in all, super successful collaboration, good afternoon. Come back anytime dude.
Enjoy your day everybody. Sharing is caring.