The kids ate regular grilled cheese with cheddar, but John and I had Grown Up Grilled Cheese.  Yum.

Grown Up Grilled Cheese (serves 2)


4 slices rustic white bread or sourdough
2 tbsp butter
2 large sweet onions
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 large crisp apple (have you tried the Jazz apples? They are so apple-y they taste fake!)


Caramelize onions. Slice onions thinly and begin to cook in 1 tbsp butter over medium heat..  Add 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp salt and cover.   Cook for 10 minutes with the lid on, and then take the lid off, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring only occasionally until caramelized, about 20 minutes.


Assemble sandwiches with caramelized onions, brie, and apple slices.  Use panini press to cook sandwiches, or just place sandwiches on a buttered skillet and weigh them down with something heavy like a saucepan.   Flip each sandwich and repeat on the other side.  Makes 2 sandwiches.