12 courses – homemade from all of us.
Endless bottles of wine plus that random bottle of fine Rye Whiskey that I just couldn’t leave at home.
A grown-up Easter Egg hunt.
Cards Against Humanity.
Some of that green herb (ahem) making an hourly appearance.
And all of us dressed to the absolute fucking NINES.
Except for when Colleen got down to her skivvies and ran outside, leaping around all the neighbors houses in a black cape while the rest of us were on the balcony yelling, “YESSSS GAGA!!”
Best. Easter. Ever.
All I kept asking myself Monday morning was how the fuck did I make it into work?
Longest Monday ever.
This sandwich is one of the items I made at the party to warm everyone up because I was still cooking and you know how people get when they’re ready to eat.
It was inspired by the Croque Madame I had at my girlfriends birthday brunch the day before all the Easter Sunday Madness.
After eating every fucking thing I could possibly eat to wake up the next morning and look like I’m in the 3rd trimester, I’m back on the wagon.
Back to eating less and working out more.
Grilled Cheese & Ham
What I Used.
Several Slices of White Bread. A Generous Block of Gruyere Cheese. 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Multiple Slices of Thick-Cut Smoked Ham. 1 Stick of Unsalted Butter. Arugula (or any other leafy vegetable).
What I Did.
Set the oven to 400F.
Under a low-med flame, melt 2 tbsp butter.
I chose to cut the edges off the bread prior to cooking but I’d suggest you do it at the end – it’ll clean up things up a bit from the melted cheese.
Lay down a bread slice.
Add a ham slice (or two) on top.
Then layer out several slices of the gruyere cheese, topping with a sprinkling of the shredded parmesan.
Place another slice of bread on top.
When the slice on the bottom is golden brown – flip the entire sandwich.
Cook under the same low-med flame until that side down is also golden brown.
Then place the pan in the oven to cook for 5-7 mins or until the cheese begins to melt.