Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rainy Day Lunch

I was craving tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch.  Not just any old grilled cheese sandwich, I wanted to eat the grilled cheese of my youth, with oozing gooey cheese spilling out.  The only way to get that kind of sandwich was to pull out my Toas-Tite antique gadget.  If you've never eaten a grilled cheese sandwich with a Toas-Tite maker, you've no idea what you're missing.

You might have seen one at a flea market or antique store and not known what it was.  This is a Toas-Tite:
Antique Toas-Tite
This was how I thought everyone in the world ate grilled cheese sandwiches for it was the only way I knew.  The only way our family ate them.  It was in fifth grade when some girlfriends came over for lunch and I introduced them to our special grilled cheese maker, it was then that I realized there were a lot of people missing out on something that was special and unique to me.

Buttered side down, cheese in the middle.

Put the other bread buttered side up and close.

Trim off bread.  Eat or give to birds.

Cook on gas or electric stove top.
   Eat and enjoy.  Watch closely or it can burn as mine did on one side.  I put it on the stove top and walked away for a couple of minutes and one side burned.  Oh, I don't mind a little charred sandwich though.

The unburned side.  ;)
Disasters all around, knocked over and spilled my cup of tomato soup before I had a chance to eat it.
Golden oozing cheese.  Yummy goodness!

 You can make a grilled dessert pie with these, too.  Just butter the bread as shown and instead of cheese, put canned fruit pie filling of your choice inside.  Not too much though.  Most likely a tablespoon or two.


  1. Mmmmmm I miss those kind of grilled cheese sandwiches; they are the best!!!