Thursday, September 20, 2012

A twist on the classic grilled cheese- Apple Cheddar Melt!

I love love love this sandwich!! It's based on one of my favorite menu items from Sammy T's (awesome restaurant in Downtown Fredericksburg, Va if you're ever in the area)

It's a twist on a classic grilled cheese...an apple cheddar melt. Decided to make my own at home using vegetarian friendly cheese (like Sargento's)

Just toast two pieces of bread (I used the 45 calorie wheat bread)and top one side with mayo (hence the low calorie bread) and the other with mustard. Sprinkle a few sunflower seeds on both.


Next slice up an apple and brown it for a few minutes with a little butter.


Spread the apples on your toasted bread and top with cheese. Then broil it at 350 until the cheese is nice and melted


There ya go...delicious alternative to a grilled cheese. Perfect for the fall weather coming our way!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Terrariums galore!

I've always wanted a house full of plants but with two cats that's just not possible. A glimpse of a leaf to them is equivalent to seeing the Holy Grail.

I finally found a solution (yes, thanks to Pinterest) terrariums! I can put all the pretty plants I want into jars that their little kitty paws can't reach. Torture? Maybe...but is it really any different than the laser pointer? They'll never get that either.

My first step, like with all my projects, is heading to Goodwill. I found a jar, bowl and vase to get started with.



The next step was filling the bottom with aquarium rocks

and charcoal

before finally adding my dirt and plants!


this one is perfect on top of the mantel...the cats can't reach it and the plant doesn't require a lot of sunlight. Win, win!


last but not least...my favorite is the zebra plant terrarium!