This Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich combines the elegant flavors of a caprese salad with the classic technique of a grilled cheese to make for a delectable lunch you’ll want to enjoy everyday.
I had a moment of weakness recently.
It was a Saturday. I’d spent the entire day working, which is no different than usual, but it was a day full of issues. Without going into detail, basically I just felt utterly and completely discouraged and exhausted. I even entertained the thought of quitting. It was for a millisecond, but it was there, in my mind, rearing its ugly head.
It was then that I put my work away in frustration, and plopped onto the couch, resting my head and curling my knees up into a fetal position.
Juggling so many things leaves me with a deep desire to simply focus. I am in a difficult transition, juggling a job, two websites, freelance, etc, you’ve heard it before. So needless to say, I am left exhausted, often.
When I feel this way, I turn to my guilty pleasures. The things that I do when I know I probably should be doing something else, yet I force myself to relax. The things that I enjoy yet probably wouldn’t go around telling everyone that I do, because that’s why they’re called guilty pleasures, right?
These, my friends, are my guilty pleasures. The things I do/enjoy when I just can’t even. The things I get excited about when someone else admits to enjoying them, as well. And, would you do me a favor? Can you comment with your guilty pleasures, too?
Those who know me, know that I am a Brave superfan. You can find the following shows on my DVR: Watch What Happens Live, Southern Charm, Shahs of Sunset, The Real Housewives (favorites: Beverly Hills, OC, New York, New Jersey), and Below Deck. To me, this is a guilty pleasure because it’s not really the healthiest content to absorb, right? Reality television does not equate to educational television. But, I love nothing more than to plop on the couch after a long day and watch my Bravo. Sue me. Also on my reality TV list? The Bachelor/Bachelorette. Sorry not sorry.
YOUTUBE CHOREO VIDEOS
I am obsessed with watching different dance videos on YouTube of my favorite dancers. I have literally gotten lost in it for hours at a time. I’ve loved dance my whole life, and even met one of my favorite dancers on the streets of NYC when visiting Georgie a few months ago. But boy oh boy is this a productivity killer. Favorites to watch: Megan Batoon, Ian Eastwood, Royal Family, and Les Twins. I dare you not to get sucked into this vortex.
Me and Alex Wong who I discovered on So You Think You Can Dance years ago!
I am an international superstar when I’m on the highway. When Bohemian Rhapsody comes on, I do not play. It is serious business. And if I’m having a bad day, I swear a little car singing is all I need.
Another YouTube vortex I get sucked into? Comedians doing impressions. I’ve always had a love for comedy. Heck, my dream job at one point was to be on the cast of SNL. So now, I constantly find myself watching impressions videos for hours on end, in addition to various stand-up skits. A few of my favorites are Fred Armisen, Chris D’Elia, Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Martin Short, and you can’t forget about Dana Carvey.
Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
I’m not even sure I can consider this a guilty pleasure for the simple fact that I feel no guilt when stuffing my face with them, but they sure are a pleasure.
I love taking recipes and morphing them into something totally different. A salad turned into a sandwich? Always a good idea.
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- 4 slices of artisan Italian or multi-grain bread
- 8 slices of buffalo mozzarella cheese
- Four slices of tomato
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- 2 tsp balsamic glaze
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Assemble sandwiches starting with tomatoes, then layer cheese, basil, and drizzle with balsamic. Cover each with slice of bread.
- Drizzle each sandwich with 1/2 tbsp olive oil.
- Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil into a skillet over medium heat.
- When pan is hot, add both sandwiches and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, using a spatula to flip. Cook until golden brown and toasted.
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