National Grilled Cheese Day!
Have you ever seen a National Food holiday calendar?? That thing is ridiculous. You name the food/snack/beverage, there’s a “holiday” for it. Some of them are a head-scratcher, like National Cheeseball Day and National Raisin and Spice Bar Day. Maybe if National Cheeseball Day was in December I could understand it but in April? C’mon, Cheeseball Lobbyists, forcing nut-covered cheese-like balls and logs on us during the holiday season isn't enough? Leave Spring alone.
Some of them however, just make sense: National Vodka Day (Oct. 4th, mark it down.) and National Wine Day (Feb. 18th) and of course National Grilled Cheese Day. (What seems to be missing is National Wine and Cheese Day, or what’s known as Every Day in my house.) National Grilled Cheese Month is April (EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.), so it just makes sense that today, April 12th, is National Grilled Cheese Day.
When it comes to grilled cheese, I tend to flip between classic style (white bread, butter and Kraft Singles) and tricked-up style (homemade bread, pesto, spinach, goat cheese and fancy meats) but I love them all, no matter what they've got going on. There’s something so perfectly comforting about a grilled cheese sandwich – toasted bready goodness wrapped lovingly around ooey-gooey cheese. In fact, it’s such a perfect food that I think you should go ahead and start your day with one. After all, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.
If eggs aren't your thing but spicy is, you’ll love my Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese sandwich. But if eggs AND spicy are your things then you should really have both. Maybe just not at the same time. Maybe.