Frugal Living: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwich

United States
July 3, 2022 8:29pm CST
This evening's dinner is, once again, quite simple. I was not in the mood for leftovers. Nor was I in the mood for food that feels like I'm watching my budget. Instead, I went for an upgraded version of a standard grilled cheese sandwich. The ingredients and my cost: Two slices rustic sourdough bread $0.30 2 oz ripened soft cheese (clearance) $0.49 1/4 ripe avocado $0.38 ~1 tbsp. Butter $0.08 Total cost: $1.25 I have paid $12.00+ in my past in restaurants for a grilled cheese sandwich of this quality. I have never used any type of ripened cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich, but this was delicious. I will try this again with Brie the next time I buy it. Photo is my own
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
4 Jul
I envy you. I still donĀ“t dare make such delicious food after my tummy decided to get mad at me.
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• United States
4 Jul
I probably will be kicking myself a little bit later, but I hope not. The ripened cheese and avocado and the butter don't often fare well in my gut. But it tasted good! Lol
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@marguicha (191749)
• Chile
4 Jul
@TheSojourner I have never mixed them. But the rippened cheese sounds delicious.
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• United States
4 Jul
@marguicha one of my favorite all-time grilled cheese sandwiches is Swiss cheese and avocado.
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@SonjaRae (11485)
• United States
4 Jul
Well if that doesn't look scrumptious. Especially after a day on the lake with no food. LOL
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• United States
4 Jul
So what did you eat? You guys don't bring food with you?
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• United States
4 Jul
@SonjaRae that is not very good. He should at least feed you
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@SonjaRae (11485)
• United States
4 Jul
@TheSojourner Nothing. Nope no food.
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@wolfgirl569 (58596)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Jul
I might do grilled cheese tomorrow. Except the avocado it sounds good
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• United States
4 Jul
Lol
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• Midland, Michigan
4 Jul
I don't know what is considered to be ripened cheese. Unless you're talking about softer cheese typically found in our near a deli department. I've never tried a grilled cheese with avocado before.
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@marlina (149343)
• Canada
4 Jul
Not found of avocado myself
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• United States
4 Jul
This semisoft ripened cheese is kind of like a brie. I like to use avocado on toast just like butter.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Jul
@TheSojourner I don't think I've ever bought brie before.
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@Adie04 (14128)
4 Jul
Oh wow! Looks yummy! I would put ice cream on top of it.
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• United States
4 Jul
Ice cream on top of a grilled cheese and avocado sandwich?
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@Adie04 (14128)
4 Jul
@TheSojourner Well, I may have a weird tastebuds but yeah, I love to eat like that. Extra sweetness I say. Sometimes chocolate toppings.
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@Beestring (3483)
• Hong Kong
4 Jul
Looks delicious! I love cheese sandwiches, especially with avocado.
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• United States
4 Jul
They are very yummy
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• United States
4 Jul
@Beestring do you like them? And eat them often?
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@Beestring (3483)
• Hong Kong
4 Jul
@TheSojourner Yes. Avocado is nutritious.
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@m_audrey6788 (58561)
• Germany
4 Jul
Wow! That looks so good. Thank you for sharing
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• Germany
4 Jul
@TheSojourner Yes. Enjoy
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• United States
4 Jul
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• United States
4 Jul
Grilled cheese sandwiches for everybody!
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@much2say (56065)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jul
I have been meaning to try avocado on bread and haven't yet (I keep forgetting!). Brie - oh fancy - but I can see how that would be quite tasty too! Kicked up grilled cheese sandwich .
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@much2say (56065)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jul
@TheSojourner Omg - I go to Grocery Outlet every now and then too ! At first I didn't care for that place, but it grew on me. I like special finds there - especially if it is super cheap. I'll have to look into that cheese . . . I love cheeses that melt nicely .
• United States
6 Jul
I went to a place called grocery outlet. They had this semi-soft ripened cheese for $0.97 on sale because it was going off on the expiration date. Otherwise, I don't generally buy those things. And I don't know exactly what kind of cheese it was but it was like a brie.
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@FourWalls (45875)
• United States
4 Jul
Yummy! Beats the baked potato with turkey, tomatoes, and ranch dressing I had for dinner.
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• United States
4 Jul
I don't know. That sounds pretty scrumptious to me!
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@marlina (149343)
• Canada
4 Jul
Sounds delicious but did you burn the bread?
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• United States
4 Jul
No, it's just toasted dark.
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• United States
6 Jul
@marlina sometimes, the photographs don't show what happens in reality.
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@marlina (149343)
• Canada
5 Jul
@TheSojourner , I see, thanks
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@LadyDuck (401414)
• Switzerland
4 Jul
This looks so good. Good quality sandwiches are very expensive. I remember when we stopped on the road coming here from Monte Carlo, a not so good sandwich was never below $ 10.
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• United States
4 Jul
I know what you mean!
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• United States
6 Jul
@LadyDuck are those the same things that you get your gas ??? I remember in Italy we drove in to get gasoline and they always had a little coffee bar right next to it or part of the little store? And it was right off the main highway like on an overpass
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@LadyDuck (401414)
• Switzerland
5 Jul
@TheSojourner - Those places along the highways sell the worst sandwiches. As the highway are not free in Italy, if you go out and get back you pay (and it is expensive), people who want to eat and drink something have to stop at those restaurant/bars.
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@NJChicaa (107967)
• United States
4 Jul
looks good to me!
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• United States
4 Jul
It was delicious!
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
4 Jul
I always thought that Brie was a stinky cheese; but I guess it's quite mild?
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• United States
4 Jul
Yeah especially triple cream or double cream. It's delicious.
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• United States
5 Jul
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
5 Jul
@TheSojourner We'll have to try it one day.
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@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 Jul
looks unbelievably tasty
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• United States
5 Jul
It is!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
6 Jul
@TheSojourner trust you on that
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@GardenGerty (146405)
• United States
4 Jul
Sounds delicious to me. I am not feeling the cooking vibe either.
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• United States
4 Jul
I don't even want to fire anything up to cook a hot dog! LOL
@Shavkat (129864)
• Philippines
4 Jul
I think I need to be frugal because the products' prices are spiking here lately.
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• United States
4 Jul
It starts to add up quickly!
@RasmaSandra (56446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jul
That sounds very good, I just love both avocado and Brie
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• United States
5 Jul
All of that gooey insider stuff with the crunchy bread on the outside. Yum
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@cacay1 (73742)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Jul
We all need to live that way this time. Life is so hard in this pandemic and prices go up everyday.
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• United States
4 Jul
We definitely need to learn some new tricks.
@Dena91 (18126)
• United States
5 Jul
I will have to add some avocado next time I am in the mood for a grilled cheese. I like mixing it up as well.
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• United States
5 Jul
Avocado is one of my favorite. Also avocado and tomato works
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@Dreamerby (2126)
• Calcutta, India
5 Jul
Delicious!!!
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• United States
5 Jul