Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich I Ever Ate

Happy Hump Day my friends!

How are things going for you this week?  For me, life is bueno!  Aside from the norm of the tummy woes, but I digress.

I was very happy to be teaching today instead of another full day in the office.  That is what I love about my job.  I get the best of both worlds- the corporate atmosphere and the classroom.  It's perfect for me!

After reading Kath's  post yesterday on junior high trends, I thought I should join the conformity and roll with the style of the week, which apparently was curled hair.

I haven't curled my hair in ages, mainly because it takes more time in the mornings and I would rather devote that time to eating and blog reading; however, it was a nice change and I felt pretty.

I guess I should consider taking more time to make myself look pretty tomorrow though.  Tomorrow, is a HUGE day for me, as we are having a Grand Opening Celebration at one of the most well sought out school's in our area.  Not only will all of our executive management and CEO be there, but the directors of the school district, the press, and the governor!  AND!!!  I just found out that I will be interviewed for a piece that the local newspaper is writing on me.  Apparently, the reporter was so impressed with my success story of working with the company and where I am today and wants to do an entire article on me!  Holy crap!!!!

Another reason I had time to primp today was because I knew breakfast wouldn't take more than a few minutes to throw together.

Diced pear with chunky apple sauce, cinnamon, honey almond butter, honey greek yogurt, maca, flax and Zoe's

You've seen this before, since it makes a weekly appearance in my morning eats but I just can't tell you how much I enjoy it.

After teaching all morning, I worked up quite the appetite for lunch.

I had a new product to try that I wasn't too sure about but I kept an open mind.

I LOVE Amy's Burrito's and Pockets, so when a "wanna-be" burrito enters the scene, I am afraid my biased opinion will overrule.  But this was on sale and was gluten and dairy free. ( I have been trying to eat only gluten free and dairy free products for lunch because I don't want to risk a stomach attack at work.)

Stats were pretty good


Just to be safe, I kept Mr. Newman close by.  He always does me right.  Plus I think this is the best salsa in the entire world! 

Lunch all together…

Tofu and Veggie Burrito with Pineapple Salsa and Greek Yogurt, A handful of foodshouldtastegood jalapeno chips, orange slices and grapes

So turns out the burrito was a hit!  Not sure if I would choose this over Amy's, but for $1, I would totally buy it again.  It was spicy and had a nice smoky aftertaste.  I also loved the chunks of tofu throughout.  Winner winner burrito dinner! (or lunch in my case)

Okay, now I have to tell you guys something.

Tonight, I had the BEST grilled cheese sandwich I ever ate.

I think you need to brace yourselves for this one….

Sweet Cinnamon Grilled Pear Goat Cheese Spinach Sammie with Mango Chutney and Dijon

That was a mouthful, but then so was this sammie!

The assembly required one slice of TJ's Whole Wheat Tuscan bread, 1 LC Garlic and herb wedge, 1 TBL Dijon, Handful of wilted spinach, pear slices grilled with cinnamon and agave, goat cheese and mango chutney.

Pressed on my Foreman

Served with a side of broccoli

And Tomato/Kale Soup

I will never eat another grilled cheese unlike this so help me God.  Calling it good would be offensive.  This one deserves an entire section of the food pyramid.  WOW!

Toly adored his grilled cheese as well.

Bacon, Ham, Provolone, and Grilled Pear

But just in case you forgot how good mine looked, here it is again….


Okay, before I do just that over my Mac, I think I need to publish this post and move on.

Before I go, I have an announcement!

My BF Jen and I decided on our race this year…..

We will be running in the ING 1/2 Marathon in Hartford Connecticut on 10/9/10!

I am so pumped!  :)

Enjoy the night!



  1. congrats on deciding on a race - i went to school near hartford. if you pass through new haven you have to go to pepe's pizza!!!

  2. WOW! Congrats on the article! How freaking cool is that. I love the curled hair- I'd totally do that again tomorrow if I were you! Glad the burrito was yummy. Love Newman's Own Salsa- nom nom. The race sounds great- can't wait to hear more details about it. Week has been pretty good over here. I had to travel for work so that is kind of mehhh but I get to go home tomorrow night!!

  3. congrats on the exciting job stuff! and an article? that's awesome!!!

    your grilled cheese sounds pretty amazing, too :)

  4. WOOHOO!!! Great news!!! I love hearing good stuff :) I'm glad to hear about those burritos, because I've seen them near the Amy's stuff, and have hesitated. They look good though!

  5. Yay for 1/2 marathons!! Congrats on all your job success, especially getting your own interview! You rock girl!! And that grilled cheese looks amazing!! Good luck tomorrow!

  6. YEEEEEEESSSS!!!!!! Congrats, Lauren!!! So happy for you!! Rock their socks off!
    Oh, and that is one mighty awesome sandwich!!! That's exactly my kind of meal: cheese, grilled, sweet + savory combo!

  7. Your hair looks so cute!

    ...and I have no doubt that that was the best grilled cheese you've ever had - holy yum!!!

    - The Nutrition Nut

  8. Oooh, I like the stats on that gluten free burrito, I'll pick one up if I run across them.

    OMG, your grilled cheese looks FANTASTIC! *drool*


  9. Congrats on the race, that's awesome! Grilled cheese is my weakness and this one looks too good to pass up! Thanks for the idea :)

  10. That burrito looks great.. and with my stomach issues would be something I would love to purchase. Which store did you purchase it in?? I'm hoping I can find it in one my grocery stores!! Thanks!

  11. a burrito for a buck? can't beat that! your title got me really excited because i LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches! they are one of my favorite foods. and WOW you werent kidding. that GC is GOURMET! yum! haha~ its own section on the pyramid. i like that. congrats on the race decision! love you lots!

  12. Oooo - lookin' sooo purrty! ;)

    YOUR EATS - I want them! That sandwich looks unbelievable! I'll never get over how creative you get in the kitchen. Just fabulous!!

  13. gahhhhhhh i want one of everything in this post! everything you make always looks so gourmet and delicious - have you done a grocery shopping post yet? i would love to see what your weekly haul looks like!

    your hair looks adorable, and that is truly awesome you are getting interviewed for the paper. i definitely want to read the article!

    lots of love to you girl - mwah!

  14. You and your blog are so cute! This is my first time to swing by, but I definitely plan to come back.

    That grilled cheese looks amazing! I've never grilled pear before, but I'll have to try it!

  15. Congrats on being interviewed! That sounds so glamorous! I know you'll rock it :)
    Your hair looks GREAT. I love curling my hair and always feel extra pretty when I take the time to do it, too. You are gorgeous.
    That sammie. OMG. Love sweet + savory combinations like that!

  16. WOW!!!! That grilled cheese sandwich sounds more than amazing. My favorite grilled cheese sandwich is pretty simple but it also includes mango chutney--holy yum. I'm so excited for you and all these doors that are opening for you. So awesome that you are being recognized because you are in fact an incredible person. I can't wait till we finally meet :D

    XOXO love you!

    p.s. thank you for your kind words and offering a shoulder to lean on :) Same goes for you, k??

  17. p.s.s. YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!

  18. Wow, that's so cool about the article they want to write on you! You;ll have to post a link to it when it gets published! That sandwich looks amazing for sure! Maybe I will have to repeat it for Sammie Saturday! And dang it, I was all psyched about the burrito until it had tofu (soy) in it. Bummer.Love ya lady! xoxo

  19. If I don't curl my hair I look like I just walked out of a really bad experience at Woodstock. Ha! You look gorg girl and how exciting about your huge interview! Awesome! You keep rocking your fabbo life :D

  20. congrats on the article- that is great! & yay for the 1/2 marathon :) delicious eats- love grilled cheese.