Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shameful

We always keep sharp cheddar, parrano, and chevre in our house and grilled cheese sandwiches are in regular rotation around here. But every few years, I get the worst craving for Kraft singles, which I'm pretty sure can't even be called cheese, legally. It's humiliating.

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I have no idea where this comes from. I didn't even grow up with it, so the only time I ever had it was at other people's houses. It's something about the plastic-y way that it melts that gets me. Luckily, the cravings usually only last a couple weeks. Fingers crossed.

My most perfect grilled cheese is made in our cast iron skillet, with the heat on low, butter on the bread and a heavy glass lid on top that helps melt the cheese quickly and pushes the bread firmly against the pan.

27 comments:

  1. Plastic never tasted so delicious!

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  2. I hope you aren't alone in that craving, I've been known to have it too. I also like Kraft Mac and Cheese with lots of black pepper on occasion...

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  3. Rachel,

    I love all sorts of cheeses, but I also have a certain fascination with Kraft American. I think it's the perfect cheese for burgers. It must be something about the way it melts :)

    xo, lynn

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  4. There's something some wonderfully simple about grilled cheese. I've been eating a lot of it this week and I love it!

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  5. This happens to me every now & then, too! Glad I'm not alone!

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  6. I agree with Cara: I have been known to keep a couple boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese around the house, just in case there's a day when all the roommates are away and I need a blast from the past :P No shame in that.

    When I was a kid, I used to eat Kraft singles dipped in ketchup. Talk about nutritious!

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  8. I, too, love Kraft singles! I was raised on them, though, so I blame my parents. xo.

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  9. i'm shocked, rach! nothing groses me out more than craft singles. well, except for velveeta, that stuff is crazy!

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  10. grilled cheese + tomatoes = heaven

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  11. I completely get it. It just feels right to use Kraft sometimes. No shame :)

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  12. I prefer American cheese in my grilled cheese. I know it's wrong, but it melts better, doesn't get oily (like a cheddar or swiss does), and is just heaven between bread.

    I try to buy the stuff they slice behind the deli counter (like Land O'Lakes White American), because at it's not an individually processed sheet of cheese packed in plastic.

    I also agree with Color Me Yellow... gc + tomatoes = heaven :)

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  13. Shhh I love that stuff (whispering)

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  14. Kraft singles toasted on RAISIN BREAD.

    That is all.

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  15. I do love a grilled cheese sandwich, but I've never liked Kraft Singles. I might even occasionally refer to it as fake plastic cheese. (I don't do Velveeta - voluntarily, anyway - either.) I know how cravings go, though, and sometimes the best thing to do is just give in. Enjoy your sandwiches!

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  16. that looks like the perfect grilled cheese. yum!

    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hiii I just discovered your blog, and I cannot stop reading it!!! I am officially obsessed :)

    I love the fact that you had a Kraft cheese craving because this happens to me all the time and let me tell ya, it's not very cool for a French person to admit that they like cheese that pretty much looks like a piece of plastic!

    I am totally stealing your grilled cheese making ways though - never covered it up but if it looks as good as yours, I'm in!

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  18. I totally know what you mean about the guilty conscience cravings. I miss being pregnant where you can blame everything on the baby!

    - Sarah

    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  19. Its like dirty cheeseburger cravings. I think the cheese is the only reason I like them (I get them without the meat - wierd I know).

    I think a few shameful cravings are good. they keep you grounded!

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  20. mmmm. there is something mighty comforting and crazy yummy about a grilled cheese made from American Cheese. it is why i love me a diner grilled cheese. and now i have a hankering...

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  21. lol. I only eat these at bars but this is the post that got me to get off my butt and stop reading blogs and get some dinner! All we had was tortillas and pepper jack, so I had that-- yum.

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  22. I may not have had breakfast yet, but I'm going to go make one of those right now...

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  23. Mmm grilled cheese. You've set off a craving for me now!

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  24. i don't care what anyone says. kraft singles is bomb.

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