Hello & welcome back -
I'm happy to announce that Jannelle Reads is hosting the ZPOC Eating Blog Tour today!
I'm going to be sharing with you all a recipe from The Art of Eating Through The Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook & Culinary Survival Guide
CHOOSE YOUR OWN GRILLED CHEESE ADVENTURE:
I have a profound love for all things cheesy and most especially, grilled cheeses. In this hilarious and frighteningly informational cookbook/survival guide, we are given a wide array of fillers to choose from for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.
Here are some quick tips Lauren Wilson has shared with us for making grilled cheese in the zombie apocalypse:
- Use grated cheese if available
- Try to achieve the right bread to cheese ratio - not too much cheese or too much bread here ; trim the bread if necessary
- Spread your fat of choice (butter, oil, back fat) on the bread, not on the pan
- Try to use a nonstick pan to prevent from sticking
- Press the sandwich down while it's cooking
- Keep the heat medium-low to prevent from burning ; Low & slow
- Let the sandwich cool for a few minutes before eating it - it will taste better & you won't burn yourself ... we're trying to survive here, people!
The whole point of this is to be creative and use what you have & I have everything that I need to make a pizza but I'm making a grilled cheese instead! Here's the recipe:
What I used:
Bread: Turkish Pide Bread, cut in half
Spread: Marinara sauce
Cheese(s): Fresh mozarella & Jalapeno jack
Flavor Bomb(s): sauteed mushrooms with garlic
Fat of choice: Olive Oil for the outside of the bread
I started off by cutting my mushrooms since cooking them would take the longest
Added about a tablespoon of oil to the pan and the grated garlic right away - don't let the oil get hot because you will probably burn the garlic
Added the mushroom and cooked for 3-4 minutes on medium until the mushrooms were soft and fully cooked. Set aside and let them cool
Start getting your other ingredients ready while the mushrooms cool...
To start building our grilled cheese sandwich, start by applying your sauce
This was how I layered mine: Mozarella on the bottom, topping it with the mushrooms and adding a thin layer of pepperjack cheese
I brushed the olive oil on both sides of the bread.
Then cook on medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes until the bread is golden brown in color (like this^). Make sure to press it down.
Final product: deliciousness in or out of a Zombie Apocalypse
** & while I didn't do this, a great sweet grilled cheese alternative would be white cheddar, honey and slice almonds on some olive bread (or grain bread if you're not into olives) - sounds different but I promise it will be delicious**
Basic info. about this book:
Name: The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook & Culinary Survival Guide
Author: Lauren Wilson
Review Source: Provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Publishing Company: BenBella Books
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Cookbook, Survival Guide, SciFi?
Rating (out of 5): 4.5
& now I guess you can say that I am a ZPOC Eating SURVIVOR
Be sure to pick up your copy today and if you're interested, be sure to follow Lauren Wilson on twitter. Her username is @LaurenDoesThis which I will link to here.
&& here is where you can find me on the interwebz:
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YouTube: JannelleReads channel
Until next time-