I wanted to dress up a grilled cheese sandwich and went around the kitchen picking up things – some good homemade raisin bread, Havarti cheese, a small amount of jam left in the jar, a tart apple, and butter. This was definitely a welcome change from the usual cheddar cheese sandwich.
HAVARTI, APPLE AND JAM SANDWICH
For each sandwich:
1 Tblsp. butter, divided
½ Golden Delicious tart apple, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 slices raisin bread*
1 slice Havarti cheese
1 Tblsp. jam or apple butter
In a small skillet, melt 1 tsp. butter and add apple slices. Cook apples until light brown on each side and fork-tender. Set aside.
*My favorite raisin bread
Wipe out skillet and place on burner over medium heat. Butter a slice of bread, add a slice of cheese and the jam.
Place the apple slices on top of the jam and add the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.
Place the sandwich in the skillet and brown on each side until cheese is melted.
Makes one delicious sandwich.
On Friday, I pause and remember a single moment from the past week – inspired by The Warden’s Log.
This is a tasty, easy casserole that combines chicken with apples and onions. The recipe is adapted from a cookbook called St. Louis Souvenirs.
EASY CURRIED CHICKEN WITH APPLES
- 1 medium tart apple, sliced thin
- 1 medium onion, sliced thin
- 2-3 tsp. olive oil
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 3/4 cup undiluted evaporated milk
- 2 tsp. curry powder
- 2 chicken breast halves, roasted and cut into bite-sized pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 cups cooked and seasoned rice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Saute apple and onion slices in olive oil in a large skillet until apple and onion are tender.
In a small bowl mix together the soup, evaporated milk and curry powder. Mix together with the apple/onion slices.
Place cooked chicken in a large casserole dish and add apple/onion mixture, mixing well.
Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes until mixture is heated through and bubbling.
Serve over cooked rice and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
Yield: 4 servings