When I fall in love with a movie, I watch it again and again and again, enjoying it more every time. Dirty Dancing, The Wizard of Oz and Annie were among my early favorites. And in more recent years, I have added Under the Tuscan Sun, Sweet Home Alabama and The Devil Wears Prada to the list too. Yes, I have a thing for cheesy chick flicks. They are relaxing, non-stressful escapes from reality, so I watch them repeatedly. And lest you think I avoid thinking movies, I don’t. I also love classic films, thought-provoking dramas and suspense. But it’s the cheesy chick flicks that I come back to watch again and again.
Speaking of The Devil Wears Prada, there’s a scene in it where Andy (Anne Hathaway) turns down the grilled cheese sandwich her sweet beau has whipped up for her. That sandwich? It was made with a pile of Jarlsberg cheese — a cheese that I am presently obsessed with. When I recently spotted Jarlsberg in the deli counter, ready to be sliced, I knew right where it was going.
Into a grilled cheese in honor of The Devil Wears Prada. I took a little liberty here with the sandwich, adding some sweet deli ham between the layers of my favorite whole grain bread and Jarlsberg cheese. It’s a gooey, cheesy masterpiece. And perfect for whipping up on a cool, rainy fall afternoon while you watch The Devil Wears Prada for the millionth time.
PS: The cute pepper garnish? Just take a pepper and use a mini cookie cutter to cut out a shape. Then, use a toothpick to secure it to the sandwich.
Tell me: Do you have any movies you like to watch again and again?
Jarlsberg and Ham Grilled Cheese
aka Devil Wears Prada Grilled Cheese
2 slices whole grain bread (I prefer Pepperidge Farms Ancient Grains)
butter, softened (or your fav butter bread)
2 oz Jarlsberg slices
1 oz ham (1-2 slices)
Heat a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Spread one side of each of the slices of bread with butter (or butter spread) to the edges. Place one slice, butter side down, on the hot skillet top with 1/2 of the Jarlsberg, all of the ham, 1/2 of the Jarlsberg and the remaining slice of bread, butter side up.
Cook, flipping once, until golden. Cut on the diagonal and enjoy!
No need for a disclosure here. All opinions, ideas and thoughts shared here are my own and are NOT compensated. I just really like The Devil Wears Prada. And Jarlsberg cheese. But neither the folks behind the movie or the cheese have any idea who I am.