On another quest for a vegetarian meal that I the carnivore will tolerate I ran across a blog called grilledcheesesocial.com. Instantly I fell in love with the humor she mixed in with the recipes and the gorgeous pictures she took. I am sure I will be blogging about her recipes time and time again but we have completed our first sandwhich from her site and all of us give it an A plus plus. To see her recipe please go to: http://www.grilledcheesesocial.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=31
from there check out her “Hodge Podge Sandwhich”
From her site it told us this is what we would need:
On her site she included hyperlinks on how to make the sauteed kate and the mushrooms so if you are unfamiliar please link to her site and follow her hyperlinks.
Now to start I should tell you we made a few adjustments to the recipe to fit everyones taste. One big thing we changed is we didnt use goat cheese but instead used tomato and basil feta. Also for the Kale we used fresh cloves of garlic rather than already cloved garlic. Finally for the beats we used fresh beets rather than dried roasted beets. We just sauteed the beats in butter.
The first thing we did was chop the Kale and the Beets:
Once that was done we began sauteing everything in butter. We started with the beets, then moved to the mushrooms. One thing the mushrooms suggested we used was dried Italian herbs so we chose Roast and stuffing mix. As I was chopping I realized there was something indestructible mixed in here…
After we got through that possible Hazard we got on to cooking the mushrooms and finally the Kale. One thing to remember READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. The boyfriend starting getting comfortable thinking he knew what he was doing and decided to add red vinegar to the pan before anything else! HUGE MISTAKE. The now hot vinegar sprayed back at him and coated the stove. Quick wash thankfully rectified this but just goes to show, “doesnt read directions well, doesnt play nice” to quote him.
After Sauteing the mushrooms (left) and Sauteing the Kale (Right) we mixed the beets with the cheese to make a nice paste for the sandwich. We tried following the pictures on the blog but found spreading cheese on both slices of bread made the sandwich hard to close without making a mess. However after we figured that out the process was rather easy: spread the cheese, line one side with mushrooms, one side with Kale, close sandwich, slab of butter in pan, slab of butter on top of sandwich, grill to your liking and voila!