Monday, April 12, 2010

A favorite memory

It became a fond memory for a cold winter day, mom's grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of hot tomato soup. My brother was always a picky eater but that was one lunch that we both could agree upon. A quick hot lunch before we went back outside to play in the snow.

The Grilled Cheese Sandwich has come into its own now with the celebration now of National Grilled Cheese Month in April. Mercy's contribution to this national event, Grilled Cheese Apple Sandwich with Fontina and Jarlsberg cheeses and Granny Smith apples has been a customer favorite for several years now.

A few minutes of scouring the Internet turned up this following tidbit about National Grilled Cheese month. As the story goes, a 123-page report to Congress on the National Dairy Promotion and Research Program and the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Program including a reference to April’s National Grilled Cheese Month.

As I got older and our family grew (with an additional brother and a sister), my mom returned to the work force. As the eldest, I took up the task of preparing this tasty and quick luncheon item to myself and siblings. But, I never quite mastered mom's touch for preparation of this satisfying lunch.

Mike Castagne
Operations Manager