I’m flying PurDude home for Thanksgiving. This will be the first time I’ll have him in my home in 109 days. I’ll be cooking and baking not just for Thanksgiving, but all of his favorites for the few days I have him
Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese
Here’s where I confess. You see, there’ll be more preparation than just cooking and baking going on. Instead of the decorating normally done for homecoming, I’ll be doing something more along the lines of UNdecorating:
*Take all of my clothes out of his closet and put his back in. I’m pretty sure I know where I
threw put them.
*Get all of the Halloween decorations into the storage room and off of his bed . . . and his desk . . . and his bookshelves . . .
*Wipe the eye liner and mascara stains off of his desk.
*Practice my “no, no one’s been in your room, I’ve preserve it like a shrine” face.
*Take all of my bras off of his ceiling fan (great for air drying, FYI).
*Change the security code on his laptop back to his.
*Wash my perfume off of his sweatshirts and return them to his locker.
*Wipe the crumbs off of his comforter. Oh hell, I’d better wash it, he’ll probably notice the chocolate and caramel smudges.
some lots of batteries. Either that or figure out how to convince him that the batteries in all of his electronics and remotes were stolen by ghosts over Halloween. No, they did not end up in my electronics when my batteries died. What kind of a mom do you think I am?
*Replace his stash of tic tacs. And don’t even think that I was deliberately snooping. I’m just hyper sensitive to the smell of candy. It’s a gift. Or a curse. Or a gift.
*Take the “Days Since I’ve Hugged My Boy” calendar off of his wall.
OR maybe I’ll just leave it there.
*Write note to self: don’t smother him. Hugs and kisses for sure, but you may want to consider letting him breathe . . .
Fifteen more days!
Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese©www.BakingInATornado.com
2 thick slices of challah from the center of the bread
3 slices sharp cheddar
½ sour apple (I use Braeburn)
A handful of baby spinach leaves
1 TBSP butter
*Slice the apple thin, moving from both sides towards the center. Be sure not to get any seeds in your slices.
*Melt ½ TBSP butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
*Place one slice of challah in the pan and move it around so the entire bottom gets buttered. Remove to a plate.
*Melt the rest of the butter into the pan. Place the second slice of challah into the pan. Immediately top with 1 ½ slices of cheddar, then the apple slices, followed by the spinach and then the rest of the cheese. Place the first slice of challah on top, making sure the buttered side is facing up.
*Lower the heat one notch and allow the bottom of the bread to brown and the cheese to start to melt. Flip sandwich over and allow the bread to brown and cheese start to melt on this side as well.
*Remove from pan and serve immediately.