Russet Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese


Dust lies on my Kitchen Aid as thick as a dredging of flour. It may look like finely ground buckwheat, but it’s actually micro sawdust from the home renovations we are undertaking this month. It’s during grueling, exhausting, yet rewarding times like these when you simply don’t attempt to cook. When the living room furniture is piled up in your kitchen, making it impossible to move, you just have to give up, drop into an over sized armchair, prop your feet up on the oven door and think about what to defrost for dinner.

Fortunately, I have a plethora of meals too choose from as I usually prepare extra when I am cooking a freezer friendly meal and stash it away for such times as these. Chicken curry, cabbage rolls, lasagna–we haven’t been going hungry, despite the barricade in front of the fridge door.


Lunch is another story. Again, a girl’s gotta eat and there’s no time or space for fuss, so I’ve been working my way through a loaf of miche blanche, a huge wedge of Gouda, and a pile of Russets, my favorite munching apple. These ingredients come together to make a very satisfying sandwich-Noah even agrees.
Hmm, then again, anything with apple seems to agree with him, especially if it’s just that: an apple, clutched tightly in his little hand, as he wanders around from room to room, wondering when his house will be back to normal!


This sandwich is yet another stopover along the comfort food journey that I am taking this fall.
With a dab of old style apple mustard, it’s impossible to resist, and who would want to? With a combination like this still warm in my belly,and my fingers still slightly greasy, the dust doesn’t look so bad.
And that says a lot.