Monday, January 14, 2013

A weekend in the Catskills

A magical weekend upstate in the Catskills meant a cozy cabin rental, lots of home cooking, board games (the girls' team beat the boys' in Cranium!), and a nice dip in the hot tub!

I'm definitely looking forward to another short getaway in the spring or summer. If you know of any other great cabin rentals in upstate New York, please share!

The view from our balcony:


Afternoon sunlight shining into the living room:


Our very own talented chef preparing steaks for the grill: 


Zucchinis all ready for the grill:


Nachos, a great appetizer:


My sister made the most wonderful sweet and spicy grilled cheese sandwiches.


Caramelized onions:






The finished product of a perfect grilled cheese sandwich:


Below is the recipe copied from Jessica's blog post:


Sweet and Spicy Caramelized Onion & BBQ Grilled Cheese, serves 4
Ingredients:
8 slices challah bread (*I used sourdough, as there wasn't any challah bread to be found)
4 slices sharp cheddar
4 slices pepper jack or other spicy cheese
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp butter
2-4 Tbsp BBQ sauce, depending on how much you love BBQ (*Laura (Ring Finger Tan Line) used Stubb’s Sweet Hot, I used Bull's Eye Carolina Style)

Directions:
Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced red onion and stir occasionally until color changes to slightly brown and taste is sweet, about 10-15 minutes. Remove onions from skillet and set aside.

Spread 1 Tbsp of the remaining butter onto one side of each slice of bread.Divide BBQ sauce evenly among 4 of the slices, and spread evenly opposite the butter side. Lay cheddar cheese on top of sauce. Divide caramelized onion among the sandwiches, then top with pepper jack. Finish assembly by placing remaining bread slices on top. The butter sides of the bread should both be on the outside of the sandwiches.

Melt the remaining butter in the skillet on medium-low. Cook sandwiches two at a time, flipping when bread is golden brown on one side and cheese begins to melt. If cheese is not melting quickly enough, place a lid over the pan or use a heavy skillet to place on top and press the sandwiches down.



1 comment:

  1. Didn't realize you basically took my post and put it on your blog. haha sigh.

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