Turkey, Cheddar, Relish Grilled Cheese: On the 12th Day of Christmas…

…my true blog gave to me a sammich that made me so happy I might pee!!!

Okay, that’s terrible I know. But really. This thing was phenomenal. I could eat it every day. Your kids will love it. Your spouse will love it. Your friends will love it. You will love it. You will want to make it over and over until you have no leftovers left!

Yes, that’s right. This is made almost completely out of Holiday Feast leftovers!!! Relish, turkey, special reserve extra sharp cheddar we had left over from our appetizer… It was so heavenly. I’m a big fan of the marriage of salty and sweet. Especially when the salty is cheese. Kind of like we explored in my Crackers, Cheese, and Marshmallows post!

So you can probably tell where this is going, but here ya go…here is what you need:  (For one sammich…my pictures shows me making two!)

  • 2 Slices Bread
  • A Handful Left Over Turkey (Shredded)
  • 2-3 Slices Cheddar (We use special reserve extra sharp cheddar…Mr. Rodgers’ favorite!)
  • A Large Spoonful Cranberry Orange Relish
  • Butter.


And here’s how you do it:

Basically, you are going to make a normal grilled cheese, just with goodies in it!!:

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Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Butter one side of your bread and lay it down in the skillet.

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Spread enough cheese slices to cover bread.

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Cover cheese with a layer of turkey…

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Smear on some relish!!

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Add any extra cheese you have…I was going to just cheese one side but I figured this may help make a layer between the bread and relish so it would help it not get soggy…and more is better with cheese on a grilled cheese, right?!

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Butter your other slice of bread and place it on top, buttered side up.

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Flip sammich when cheese is getting melty and bread is nice and browned to your liking.

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Now…devour!!!!!!!!  There is really no other way to eat this sammich than to DEVOUR it.  Cause it’s just so good.  Oh man.  I gotta go eat something.  Enjoy the recipe, Merry Late Christmas…peace out!!

Chef of Honor: Rebecca Kirkwood with a Passion for Baby Food!

There are so many wonderful cooks in the world. There really are. I mean, just the fact that the “big names” like Bobby Flay have whole shows dedicated to challenging the “average Joe” chef and proving they can cook better…and the fact that the big names often lose…is an indicator that there is some really good food out there, made by really good cooks. The thing is…there are so many scattered throughout the whole world…people like you and I sit here trying our own creations and attempting Pinterest recipes and such…but we miss so many gems!!! So I have decided that I will do what I can to help you guys experience the “gems” in my life. I would like to share my friends, acquaintances, and fellow cooks in my life with you. And their recipes 🙂 So be watching for my occasional “Chef of Honor” posts! It takes all types to make our world, and we need each other to make it complete…even in the cooking world 🙂

How appropriate is it that I would start with my beautiful sister-in-law and one of my dearest friends…Becca Kirkwood!! Like me, Becca (or Jim, as I call her. Don’t ask. It’s a long story. But if I accidentally call her Jim, you will know who I am talking about 😉 ) has a passion for providing HEALTH for her family. See…when you realize that the length of your future actually affects another person, you start thinking differently…and when you realize that the length or quality of someone else’s life depends on what you put on the dinner table at night…then you REALLY start thinking differently. This blog is a beautiful expression of that paradigm shift in Jim’s (er…Becca’s) life. And she can offer you something that I cannot: recipes that are kid-tested! She has provided me with the most beautiful (and hilarious!) niece and nephew…and they are being raised on veggies and healthy, organic things. I’m so proud of that family! Please check out her whole blog, because she has multiple great recipes and I am sure she will be uploading more! But for this feature, check out her Homemade, Organic Babyfood!!

Organic Baby Food

My niece gobbles it down all the time! That’s a great sign, right? Healthy, organic…and the kids LOVE IT?! Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But…it’s not! Let Becca show you how 🙂 (And get this…there’s quinoa in this one!! I stinking love quinoa! Maybe I’ll have to make some for me :D) If you are interested in her other recipes, check out: