Grilled Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bacon, and Jalapeno Sandwich
1. Butter - I used 2 tablespoons of Kroger Unsalted Butter.
2. Bread - I used 2 slices of Pepperidge Farm Brown Sugar Cinammon Swirl Bread.
3. Cheese - I used 4 single slices of Kroger Nice 'n Cheesy Slices (sort of like single slices of Velveeta).
4. Jalapeno Pepper - I used 1 medium-sized fresh jalapeno pepper, cut into slices.
5. Bacon - I used 10 slices of Kroger Meals Made Simple Fully Cooked Bacon.
6. Peanut Butter - I used Kroger Roasted Peanuts & Honey Crunchy Peanut Butter.
7. Jelly, Jam, Preserves, or the like - I used Kroger Peach Preserves.
(I guess you can tell that I shop at Kroger a lot.)
1. Remove all of your clothing. Walter says you can wear a cooking apron and/or chef's hat, but I don't have either of those things.
2. Cook the bacon-- in a frying pan, microwave oven, broiler oven, or by whatever method you prefer. I heated mine up in a microwave, since it was pre-cooked (it's convenient, quick to prepare, and requires little clean-up). I admit I went overboard by using 10 slices-- but they're thin, I like bacon, and I hadn't eaten all day, so I was pretty hungry.
3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan, over low heat.
4. Put 1 slice of bread in the butter.
5. Lay the cheese slices on top of the bread in the frying pan and heat until the cheese starts to melt. Be careful not to burn the bread (I wasn't careful enough).
6. Arrange the jalapeno slices on top of the cheese.
7. Break the cooked bacon slices in half and stack them on top of the jalapeno slices.
8. Slather the other slice of bread with peanut butter and lay it on top of the bacon, peanut butter side down (in case you didn't know).
9. Put the other 1 tablespoon of butter in the frying pan, smoosh the sandwich a little bit with a spatula to bond the ingredients, and carefully flip the sandwich over with the spatula.
10. After the second side has soaked up the melted butter and cooked a bit, remove the sandwich from the pan and put it on a sturdy plate.
11. Slather the top side of the sandwich with the jelly, jam, preserves, conserves, marmalade, or whatever you prefer. If you burned one side of the sandwich (as I did), you may want to put the jelly/jam/sticky sweet substance on that side. (You can scrape the burnt parts off first if you wish.)
Grab a knife and fork, dig in, and enjoy! The preferred beverage to accompany your sandwich is a strawberry milkshake, but I didn't have one. Drink 'em if you got 'em!