With the Loaf Love Tour being in San Francisco, sometimes I feel like I’m in another country. Between the brightly colored apartments lined up along city hills and the water almost always in sight, the only thing reminding me that I’m close to home is the weather! The foggy mornings and chilly nights particularly reminds me that fall is on its way. When I think of fall time, I think of a few of my very favorite things about growing up in the Northwest…. back-to-school supplies (usually things with glitter), cozy socks inside my rainboots, a new lunchbox with sticky notes from mom inside of it (and if I was lucky, a Tilla-Moo!), and insulated horseback-riding gloves.
However, the best and tastiest part of fall was the yummy gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup that were always waiting for me at home after a blustery day at the horse stables! By the end of the day with my horsey friends, my fingers ached in the cold. Once home, I could barely muster the will-power to wash my hands before scooping up the first half of my grilled cheese sandwich. The first thing to touch my fingers was salted Tillamook butter, generously slathered on the outsides of my sandwich, turning the bread a crunchy crispy golden brown. Licking my fingers to test the butter, the first bite made it into my mouth. Ooey gooey and just hot enough, Tillamook Cheese strings all over my chin, the sandwich was always exactly the way I imagined it all the way home in the car. The second bite was accompanied by a dip in my tomato soup, and before I knew it, it was all in my belly and I was warm head to toe!
Grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food and always a great way to end a day of being outdoors in the cool fall weather. One of Tillamook’s partner restaurants, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen is known for having the very best, most perfect grilled cheese sandwiches EVER. I personally cannot wait to get some of that deliciousness into my belly! I already know exactly what I’m going to order, too. The Mousetrap is their classic grilled cheese sandwich with two of those nice thick Tillamook slices that we all love. Add some bacon and an order of their smoky tomato soup and I’ve got the perfect meal to keep me looking forward to fall and many grilled cheese meals to come! Don’t live in San Francisco? No worries! You can see how to make your own Mousetrap grilled cheese sandwich in the Tillamook Kitchen!
Bon apetit, stay warm, and stay cheesy!