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It’s Grilled Cheese month, ya’ll!
I am honored to be participating in the Land O Lakes® #CheeseChatter, 30 Days of Grilled Cheese, for the month of April!
What is it about grilled cheese that is a total comfort? It’s like PB & J, it soothes the rough edges from my soul. It makes me hum in delight. It’s bread, cheese, and butter. The ooze of cheese as you take your first bite. I am dancing in my chair right now just thinking about it.
So it’s my turn to give my twist on the grilled cheese sandwich. I truly think it has been twisted in every way possible but I am all for giving it the ole college try. So I did.
FUN FACT: Land O Lakes® Deli American Cheese is smooth and delicious, with a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess that makes burgers, sandwiches and snacks irresistible. And of course, it’s a delicious cheese to have on hand when making a classic grilled cheese sandwich during National Grilled Cheese Month.
The Sleepy American? Yes, the Sleepy American. Turkey is known to cause sleepiness and since the cheese is American … the Sleepy American was born.
The Sleepy American is the combination of Land O Lakes American cheese, turkey, bacon, oven baked tomatoes drizzled with balsamic and sea salt sandwiched between the thick Texas Toast bread. My “butter” of choice is a honey butter spread to give just a hint of sweetness. As Fergie (of the Black Eye Peas, and not the Duchess) would say, “tasty Tasty!” This is a great sandwich for when you have those left overs during the holidays. Or you can simply go to the deli and while picking up Land O Lakes cheese why not get sliced turkey breast, too.
FUN FACT: Did you know Land O Lakes® Cheese is a fave among families? Well it is. You can find America’s favorite cheese is sliced fresh at the deli counter, just how you like it, at a wide variety of grocery retailers and independent delis, primarily on the East Coast. If you are in a rush be sure to look for the pre-sliced packages near your favorite grocers deli section.
So next time you are thinking about making the best dang grill cheese sandwich EVER or that AMAZING cheeseburger; try the top-quality Land O Lakes cheese products located at a deli near you. Land O Lakes® has been producing farm to table products for over 90 years. I totally sound like a commercial there yet it really is the truth – I own it.
Don’t forget if you are a pin-a-holic that if you pin this recipe or any other of the great recipes from 30 Days of Grilled Cheese on Kitchen Play that you will be helping to Feed America. Use that pinning for good and not evil.
*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Land O’Lakes as part of the Kitchen Play Sidecar series. All opinions given are my own.
The Sleepy American Sandwich
“A Licious Food Original”
Yields: One delicious sandwich that you will not want to share.
2 slices of Texas toast bread
2 slices of Land O Lakes American Cheese
3 strips of bacon, cooked
2 ounces of turkey breast, sliced
4 slices of oven roasted tomatoes
Oven Roasted Tomatoes
Preheat oven to 250 F. On a parchment lined baking sheet place sliced tomatoes. Drizzle tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and coarse sea salt. Bake anywhere from 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Tomatoes should look shriveled with caramelization on the balsamic vinegar. Cool and set aside. You can make the tomatoes a day ahead if you prefer.
Heat frying pan/skillet to a medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the unbuttered side of bread place one slice of Land O Lakes American Cheese; add bacon, turkey, oven roasted tomatoes, and finally another piece of American Cheese. Top with an additional bread slice, buttered side up.
Cook each side until nicely browned (to your liking); approximately 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
Remove from the heat, plate, slice in half and serve with your favorite side dish.