Friday, May 18, 2012

{happy weekend + grilled cheese heaven}

You don't see recipes around here simply because I am NOT a great cook. I can pull something tasty together, but it's usually with a bit of struggle, and I generally stay within my comfort zone. I want to try hard to move out of that comfort zone and try making things that sound super intimidating to me. And when things turn out okay I'll hopefully post about my adventures here.

Last week I came across this recipe that was well within my comfort zone, and contained one of my favorite ingredients: avocados! It was so easy to make and super yummy ...

Here's my modified recipe for 1 sandwich:


2 slices bread (I used a whole wheat bread)
2 tablespoons Pesto (I bought this instead of making it from scratch)
2 slices mild white melty cheese (I used mozzarella)
handful fresh baby spinach
¼ avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons goat cheese (I used soft unripened, crumbled)
thin spread of butter on the outside of each slice of bread


Spread about 1 tablespoon of Pesto onto each slice of bread, and a small amount of butter on the outside of each slice. On one slice of bread, add 1 slice of cheese, sliced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, then top it with second slice of bread. Press together gently.
Heat in a frying pan over medium low heat and cook until bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown.

It was so fresh and yummy! And although it was very easy, I was happy to start trying new things. I hope I can keep it up.

Have you tried a new recipe lately? I'd love to hear! Happy weekend to you!

images and original recipe via Tastespotting


Beauty Follower said...

Yummy toast
love avocado!

Nancy said...

That looks amazing.. what a great summer sandwich with a bellini or flavored tea! Bethany made me a fresh banana cake from scratch for my bday that was fabulous!
Have a great weekend.

Amy Walters said...

Aah....this post is so timely Nancy.
I've been an avocado fiend lately. I have one left in my fruit basket. I must try this.
Love the way you styled this shot Nancy. Beautiful food photography. Thanks so much and happy weekend to you!

Anonymous said...

I Can never have too many variations over toasts! Very beautiful blog you have here! Have a nice Day!

kelly@refresheddesigns. said...

This looks so yummy! I'm not a cook either but it looks like something even I could pull off.

DTTD said...

I found a super-easy & yummy avocado recipe on Pinterest - avocado, lemon juice, garlic, dash of salt & pepper, whip it together in a Cuisinart, and mix it into whole wheat pasta. SO good! I've also been using a great humus recipe a lot lately. I love cooking and trying out new things :-)


Pinecone Camp said...

That will be my breakfast, in the morning. Thanks Nancy! Have a lovely long weekend!

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Fabulous photography Nancy!!! Good for you for making an effort. More than I would do so thanks for the inspiration!!!

Vintage Home said...

Oh yummy! I will be trying this!

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

I made these last week - heaven!!

Haus and Home said...

Yum, yum! Those look delicious and perfect for summer.

Sarah Klassen said...

Oooh, now you have done it, I am officially hungry after seeing this lovely post of yours—bookmarking! (lunch tomorrow maybe!) xx

Macarena Martínez said...

Ufa Nancy! I love avocado but I can't even think of it right now. (Hate being on a diet). Hope you had a splendid long weekend! XoXo

hardydanielle said...

Oh my- that looks way too tempting! Thanks so much for sharing- definitely putting in my 'must try' recipe. <3

Sara Russell Interiors said...

This looks delicious!

xo Sara

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