10.28.2010

Grown Up Grilled Cheese Party!

This past Sunday we hosted our third annual Pumpkin Carving Sunday Funday
"Oh, because you have kids?" you ask? Well, not exactly...
Let me clear something up:
yes I am 27 years old, yes I still carve a pumpkin every year, and yes I make all of my friends do it, too.
I also still dye Easter Eggs, open a stocking and make turkey cards by tracing my hand.
There- I said it. :)

So anyway, I knew I wanted to serve my guests grilled cheese and tomato soup, but I decided to take Martha Stewart's advice and spice up the old favorite.
Enter the grown up grilled cheese! 



I sliced up yummy ingredients (think procuitto, pear, and apple) and displayed them on trays from Crate and Barrel. After my guests arrived, we all built our own signature grown up grilled cheese. It was fun to see the endless, delicious combinations of ingredients that we all piled high onto our bread. 
When we had sufficiently created pumpkin masterpieces, I grilled our sandwiches to perfection and served them up nice and hot. Add in tomato bisque, homemade dessert and football, and it's safe to say that we had ouselves a party!

Want to throw a Grown Up Grilled Cheese Party?

Your Grocery List:
*cheeses that spread easily (I bought cheddar and gruyere)
* proscuitto
*turkey
*bacon
*pear
*green apple
*tomato
*red onion
*cilantro
*sage
*oregano
*wheat, white, and rye bread
*Sophisticated toppings (I bought 3 from Willaims and Sonoma- fig jam, honey mustard and caramelized onion- delish!)


Happy Halloween!!!!!



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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! :) BM

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating said...

love love love it! I'll be featuring it on Everyday Celebrating next week!

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

I love this idea for informal entertaining. I bet everyone had a great time. Your photos are great.

Wendy said...

It's so Martha Stewart! Great job, and great photos.

Baby.Got.Craft said...

Saw that when Martha was on Oprah. So cute!! {Are there adults who don't still love to open stockings, and do easter eggs?!}

Julie said...

Yum, cute idea!

Ray said...

Looks good! Cool idea!

Katie said...

love your blog & this party idea!!! I'm your newest follower. Please try to stop by and link up this recipe and other's at KatiesCucina.blogspot.com

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun! What a cute idea!!

I didn't see this linked up over at my party or I would have spotlighted it. I will feature it in my next round of features.

xxox
Jen

Katie said...

YUM! Love this idea! It looks delicious!

Raymonde said...

Delicious looking food!

Have a great week. xxx

Erin said...

If I didn't have kids I'd still do all of that stuff too. Good for you =o) Have fun and enjoy! Love the ideas!

Jenni R. said...

Love making something simple yummy and special. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tami said...

We love grill cheese but this is much better for the teens in my family. Latest follower.

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