So good you’ll almost forget it was ever “just” a grilled cheese…!
It’s right around this point in the summer that I lose all interest in ever cooking dinner for my family again. I can’t really explain it, but if I had to guess, it probably has something to do with the fact that it’s summer….and I’m home with three kids (and often a few extra) all day, every day….and they expect me to feed them (all day, every day). So every day I make everyone breakfast, and I make everyone lunch, and I feed them in between, and by the time dinner rolls around, the last thing I want to do is make everyone dinner! Especially my kids! (Ha!)
I don’t know about you, but for me, it is so often SO ungratifying to make dinner for my kids! Not only do they complain about whatever it is before they’ve even tried it….and attempt to eat as little as they can and still get the go-ahead on a treat….but they are usually so distracted by thoughts of whatever they might do after dinner that I’m not sure how much of it they even taste, anyway!
Pesto Avocado Melt
4 slices whole wheat bread
4 deli slices provolone cheese
4 large tomato slices
1/4 c. prepared pesto
1 avocado, cut in half and mashed
2 Tbsp. butter
1. Spread 2 slices of bread with 2 Tbsp. each prepared pesto.
2. Top each with 2 slices provolone, 2 slices tomato, 1/2 avocado (mashed), and remaining piece of bread.
3. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter for each sandwich; grill in panini press or griddle until bread is browned and cheese is melted.