Grilled Cheese Sandwich advice???????

United States
March 18, 2008 11:57am CST
Before I start with what my discussion is about, I want to make one thing clear. I am NOT looking for Grilled Cheese Sandwich ideas! Okay, now on to my discussion. My son has always wanted to take Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches to school. Well today he told me that tomorrow he wants to take a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I have no problem with that. I just don't know how well it's going to taste once he gets to eat it at lunch time. I perfer mine warm, not cold. My son is in prek, so I imagine they could warm it up in the microwave. But again I am not sure how it is going to be. So, I was wondering! Has anyone else sent a Grilled Cheese Sandwich to school with their children? Did it turn out just fine? Please share your advice on this!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I prefer mine fresh and hot too...but they do microwave ok. Just like any sandwich, the bread won't be "fluffy" anymore but it will all taste the same. Just make sure you let it cool off before you put it in the baggy otherwise there will be a lot of condensation(?) and the bread will be REALLY soggy. Another option, depending on how much his teachers are willing to do, would be to send two pieces of dry toast and a small container of cheddar cheese soup...Campbell's makes it. Straight from the can it's thick enough to spread so if the teachers were willing all they'd need to do is spead the cheese on and pop it in the microwave for maybe 10-15 seconds. The bread won't be as soggy and the cheese will be melty and warm.
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• United States
18 Mar 08
So would it be better if I made it the night before, let cool, and then stick it in a baggie? Or make it that morning?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
18 Mar 08
It just depends on how much time you have in the morning. If you have enough to let it cool off then doing it in the morning will be fine but if your mornings are as crazy as mine doing it the night before will be better!
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• United States
19 Mar 08
Well I normally have about an hour before I have to take him to school. So I guess I would have enough time. He ended up not wanting a grilled cheese this morning. Which is good because I forgot to do a trial run last night. But at least I have some good suggestions for when he does decides that is what he wants to take.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I think it would be ok, but I've never had one except right after fixing it. Why don't you try making one and save it for a snack later tonight? Then you'd know first hand!
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• United States
18 Mar 08
I never thought about doing that. I might have to try that tonight.
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@Swaana (1208)
• India
18 Mar 08
I have taken grilled cheese sandwhich to my workplace. I did warm it before eating and though it was not that good as the one you eat it immediatly, it didnot taste bad also. You could send it to school. Make sure you send it in a warm box. So that it wont turn that much rubbery.
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• United States
18 Mar 08
I don't have a warm box to keep it in. I would have to put it in a baggie.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I make my son a sandwich that's kind of a cheating grilled cheese sandwich, I called it a toasted cheese sandwich, because all I do is toast two pieces of bread and then smush a piece of cheese between them while they're still hot from the toaster. I have never sent it to school, but I wonder if something like that might travel better in a school lunch than an actual grilled cheese? I'm with you in preferring a freshly made warm grilled cheese myself. My guess is that it would still taste good after a while, but a little soggy. I think it would be soggier still after going through the microwave, so I don't know that this is the solution necessarily. Maybe you could do a trial run on a weekend to see if he really will eat it after it's been made a few hours? Maybe that way he will decide that grilled cheese is best enjoyed when he's with you at home. Maybe he'll decide it's peachy keen after a few hours in the lunchbox. However it turns out, good luck!
• United States
19 Mar 08
That's what I'm afraid of, it being too soggy and him refusing to eat it. But I guess I will have to wait and see.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Good luck!
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@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
23 Apr 08
i can sadly say i cant even make one...i alway burn them
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• United States
24 Apr 08
It's okay don't feel bad about that. I have burnt my fair share of them as well. They are one sandwich you can't walk away from when cooking.
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
19 Mar 08
It's funny you asked this question, because when my daughter was younger, she wouldn't eat grilled cheese hot! She waited till it was totally cold, then she'd eat it. I think she might have burned her tongue on the hot cheese once and was afraid it would happen again... but I always made sure I made hers first and set it aside, then I'd make everyone else's. Otherwise, she'd sit there through dinner and wait to eat it till the very, very end... I think it would be okay to send to school with your son. But like someone else suggested, go ahead and make one and let it cool and have him try it to see if he likes it that way. If he does, you know you're good to go!
• United States
19 Mar 08
That is too funny! Your daughter probably did burn her mouth once. Normally that is all it takes for a kid to suddenly not want them hot.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
19 Mar 08
Oooh. I don't know if a cold, soggy grilled cheese sandwich would be very tasty. I guess it depends on how picky of an eater your child is. Mine would end up throwing in away I think. Being in the baggie would increase the sogginess. Maybe after cooling, wrap it in a paper towel first?
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I have never heard of eating a grilled cheese sandwhich after it was cold. Kids will eat alot of things though. I would think that the sandwhich woudl get really mushy by the time he was going to eat it though. If the preschool had a toatser you could send some bread and have them toast it and he could put the piece of cheese in it kinda like a grilled cheese I hope it works out for him.
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