Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, lockdown and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. It conjures up memories of our youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC. We spotlight the top five memories associated with the famed sandwich in honor of the coronavirus times, April’s National Grilled Cheese Month and the national day on Sunday, April 12th, 2020.
Thoughts of a grilled cheese sandwich conjure up memories of childhood; a cold winter day, or that happy place. Whatever the memory, it is safe to say that the grilled cheese sandwich has become a staple in our everyday lives.
TOP 5 WAYS TO EAT A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
Top cheese of choice goes to American Cheese. This fact comes from a simple query around New York City asking pedestrians; restauranteurs and their employees; doormen; tourists and more. Here are the top five ways to eat the endearing sandwich.
>Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich with American Cheese on White or Wheat Bread
>Open-Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich
>Grilled Cheese of Choice with Tomato
>Grilled Cheese & Ham/Bacon
>Croque Monsieur/Croque Madame
The modern grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s because of its low cost ingredients. According to historians, that is when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became readily available. Another interesting tidbit is that grilled cheese also became a staple for Navy cooks in World War II. Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food. All over the world, we find various versionsn of the sandwich.
In these coronavirus times it has never been more essential than now to take comfort and celebrate grilled cheese day. Whatever your tastebud fancy — grilled cheese on white bread; grilled cheese with bacon or with bacon and tomato; gourmet-style grilled cheese; a croque monsieur or croque madame — today is a day to comfort and treat yourself to the delectable grilled sandwich. Indulge! — We are forever #SociallySparked ! Tweet @sosparkednews