Quick Lunch for Guests (or You!)

I whipped this up the other day, took one bite, and could not believe my taste buds. I instantly thought that this sandwich would be an impressive, and simple, lunch to make for any holiday guests lingering around the house.

The key is the bread! I used Bimini bread, a staple here in Fort Lauderdale. Though it looks like any ordinary white loaf, upon taking one bite, anyone can tell that is far from white bread. It is a yeast bread with a subtle sweet flavor and soft texture that reminds me of Challah bread. It originated in the western Bahamas and its' recipe was once kept secret; thankfully not for long. Let me tell you, Fort Lauderdale tapped into the Bimini bread market, most notably, Bimini Boartyard, a local restaurant.
Here is a little Christmas tune for your enjoyment! Till next time, cheers and happy eating!

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Apple


two slices of thick bread
1-2 Tablespoons of butter
Miso Dijonnaise (or Dijon Mustard, Old Style preferred)
shredded cheddar cheese
Gruyere cheese
5 slices of Granny Smith Apple

3 slices of
cooked soy bacon (real bacon for all you carnivores

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on both slices of bread. On the inside of one slice, spread Miso Dijonnaise, layer with a healthy dose of each cheese, followed by the apples and bacon. Cook sandwich on each side slowly. They key to getting this sandwich right is to take your time cooking it! It should take about 5-6 minutes on each side. You also want to press it down slightly occasionally.

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