The simple grilled cheese sandwich epitomizes comfort food to me. I make mine with a few little twists. I start with good Italian bread and a thin layer of mayo on the outside. Get that grilling in butter at medium high heat. Add your toppings, cheese first and last. In the middle add a protein, (if you are using one), such as cured ham or smoked turkey. I use softer cheeses such as white American or Brie. If you want to use a harder cheese such as sharp cheddar, you may need to cover your skillet to build up the heat to get the cheese and gooey.

Cook till golden brown on one side, then flip and let grill until the other side is the same.

I almost always serve this with one of my homemade vegetable soups.