Friday, February 28, 2014

Stinky Grilled Cheese

Last weekend Mama, Papa and Marta were visiting Los Angeles. We ate very well. Tripel for dinner on Friday, dessert at the Culver City Hotel, Marmalade Cafe for coffee on Saturday, lunch at the Kogi, happy hour at MB Post and dinner at Pinguini. By Sunday, when Mama and Papa were back in Michigan, Marta and I were ready to cook.  We found inspiration at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, buying mold-ripened goats cheese from Drake Family Farms and crusty whole wheat bread. We sautéed some mushrooms with butter, buttered our bread, and added two slices of mozzarella to act as a glue for our mushrooms and goats cheese. The result, a deliciously stinky grilled cheese sandwich. We also made prosciutto wrapped asparagus and homemade kale chips. If you are looking for a way to switch up your regular menu, visit the farmer's market with no plan, and be inspired by the ingredients.

4 Slices of Mozzarella
4 slices of crusty yummy bread
Butter Sautéed Mushrooms 
Butter for the bread
Facetime with Colby at MB Post
Kogi Truck on Abbott Kinney
Pretty self explanatory. Butter the bread, add two slices of mozzarella top with a chunk of goats cheese and mushrooms. Use a panini press and cook until golden brown.


  1. The Kogi food was even better than the big-build up and Tripel is a fun place to eat. Mama evn found some Belgian peach bear at Plum Market in Birmingham. We had it yesterday.

  2. I was inspired by Kogi to make chilaquiles this morining. Haven't made this in a long time. Mama