So even though I was ill, I still had to eat… a little… One perk to being sick is that you pretty much get carte blanche to eat whatever horrible, comforting foods you want. I have to confess I was kind of glad/excited that one of the side effects to one of the meds I was on was reduced appetite – is that bad? I remembered fondly the line from Emily Blunt’s character in The Devil Wears Prada: “I’m just a stomach flu away from my goal weight.” Oh good times. But at the end of the day I had to eat something and I wanted to be comforted. So, after my second trip to the pharmacist I went to the grocery store. I stocked up on orange juice, crackers, and Velveeta slices. I’m a firm believer that a true, classic grilled cheese needs American cheese. Normally it’s Kraft singles, but I love me some Velveeta and they were on sale. So there. I also happen to be a whole wheat bread kind of guy, though I know many would argue that white is the way to go. I always keep sprouted wheat bread in my fridge, so that’s what I used here. When I do a grilled cheese, there’s two things I like to add: thinly sliced tomato and a smear of spicy brown mustard. I tell you I cannot remember the last time I made grilled cheese. It was a glorious event. And of course I didn’t make just one. As you can see from the pic, I topped this one with a fried egg, another of my all time favorite comfort foods. Delish. And of course, you always fry in butter in a cast iron skillet.
Sorry this picture is so boring. Clearly my photography skills suffer when I’m ill, but luckily not my culinary prowess. What’s your go-to food when you’re sick?