This is grilled cheese at its finest! You may be one of those who recoil at the thought of fruit on your cheese sandwich. All I can say is don't knock it 'till you try it! Shelly, one of my best friends from high school taught me to spread strawberry jam on my grilled cheese sandwiches and it's become a lunchtime treat.
Grill up one of these sandwiches, grab your favorite little person and snuggle on the couch to read The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Audrey and Don Wood. Make sure you eat your sandwich before the bear gets it-"Ohhh how that Bear loves red, ripe strawberries"!
Shareable Grilled Cheese with Red Ripe Strawberry Jam
Spread two slices of wheat bread with a generous amount of soft butter. Layer cheese in between the slices of bread (I used shredded cheddar cheese and sliced gouda-yummy!). Grill the sandwich(butter sides out) over medium heat until toasty brown. Make sure you accidentally spill some of the cheese over and let it form a salty crust on the outside of the sandwich. Immediately spread 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam on top of the sandwich. Cut the sandwich in two. Share half with me. And we'll both eat it all up. YUM!