Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tomato-Basil Grilled Turkey & Cheese

My dear friend Jacky made this for Nate and me one evening. She used fresh basil from her garden. This was absolutely amazing! I made it at home a couple of times. (Once we had no mozzarella, so I had to use American cheese. Still really good!) I entered this sandwich recipe into a contest yesterday. Results come in today.

Tomato-Basil, Turkey Grilled Cheese
2 slices of bread
3-4 slices of Bryan sliced turkey
1 slice large tomato (fresh garden tomatoes are the best)
3-4 fresh basil leaves or 1-2 pinches of dried basil
sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese

Butter one side of each slice of bread. Heat your skillet or griddle to medium-low. To begin layering the sandwich, put 1 slice of bread, butter side down on the heated skillet, then layer w/ the Bryan sliced turkey, as much cheese as you desire (my husband likes two handfuls of shredded cheese, I just go w/ one), 1 slice of tomato, and basil leaves to cover the tomato. Finally, put on the last slice of bread, butter-side up. Heat for a couple of minutes until the bottom slice of bread is golden, flip and press the grilled sandwich down with your spatula. Heat for a couple of minutes until the other slice of bread is golden.

I cut mine in half. Serve with chips and a sweet tea! 🙂


I’m back

After nearly a  yearlong absence, I have come back to the world of blogging!

I had to give this up for a while because I was planning my wedding and it was just getting too stressful to try to keep up with this so much. I wanted to do a good job and not just half par. I’m planning on changing up the way I do somethings and hopefully be a little more successful at this! 🙂

I’m married now and I love to cook and experiment on new dishes for my brave husband. So here comes the new Kim in the Kitchen!!

Some friends I met last year have inspired me (my small group really) to do some new categories. We did a different theme each Wednesday when we got together. They were “Eat Out Night,” Left-over Night,” “Soup and Salad Night,” that got changed to “Sandwich and Salad Night” once it got warmer, and then “Big Meal Theme Night.” It was really fun. I’m adding a sandwich and probably a soup category for when it gets colder out. Right now, it just as humid as all get out in Alabama!