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Biscuit Grilled Cheese with Pillsbury Grands!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Let me start by saying, that I have never cooked biscuits in a pan before, or even thought of it. Biscuits were solely oven food, but then in the recipe for Pillsbury Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches you cook then biscuits in a skillet and the texture is fantastic. This will definitely be a cooking option for me from now on. The sandwiches are great, too! I made the recipe version and then switched up the cheese and added some meats. So many options! I wish I had tried a breakfast sandwich version though.

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Original Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Biscuit grilled cheese is a great Back-to-School recipe, a simple change up to school night dinners or even a hot lunch for post half-day school, maybe even paired with soup once the cooler weather of Autumn finally gets here. For even more Back to School recipe ideas, download the Pillsbury recipe booklet.

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Pepperoncini Steak Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Turkey Swiss Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Biscuit Grilled Cheese

makes 4 sandwiches

one 8 piece roll of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
2 teaspoons cooking oil
8 slices of cheese
meat and condiments, if desired

To cook the biscuits:

  1. Open roll and separate the biscuits
  2. Roll or stretch biscuits in to 5 to 5 1/2 inch rounds
  3. Heat oil in a skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat (I used cast iron, cooking times may vary with other pans. My times are lower than in the original linked recipe)
  4. Place biscuit rounds in pan with space between them, (I cooked two at a time), cook for two minutes then flip. Cook for two more minutes and remove from pan. Biscuits should be golden brown. Not too dark, they’ll go back in the pan for the grilled cheese making.
  5. Repeat until all biscuits are cooked.
To cook the grilled cheese:
  1. Place one biscuit round back in the pan, top with two slices of cheese and another biscuit on top of the cheese. Lower hear to med-low, cover and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Flip sandwich, cover and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until cheese is melted. I found covering the pan helped the cheese melt over lower heat to keep the biscuit from getting too brown.
  3. Depending on your type of cheese, it may take longer to melt. Also, adding meat can slow the melting times. Heating the meat a smidge before adding to the sandwich helps a bit.
Varieties (amounts are per sandwich because it is easy to make a bunch of types at once):
  1. Original: two slices American cheese
  2. Steak and Cheddar: two slices cheddar cheese (I used 1 ounce deli slices), about a 1/3 cup sliced cooked steak (roast beef would work too)
  3. Pepperoncini Steak (my personal favorite): two slices cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup sliced cooked steak, one sliced pepperoncini
  4. Turkey and Swiss: two slices swiss cheese, deli turkey, small amount of mustard spread on the top biscuit


Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Grilled Cheese

Steak and Cheddar Biscuit Grilled Cheese


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First (full) Day of School

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Back to school could have gone better. The orientation half-day was fine, but today was sort of a mess. Needless to say, I am now a giant stress-ball and panicking about the rest of the year.

Without going in to too much detail, does anyone have some tips on getting a preK kiddo’s body adjusted to pooping before school? He’s not a super early riser, which is part of the problem, but I don’t what to totally ruin his sleep by getting him up so early when he normally wakes at 8. (School starts at 9).

Photos to make the post more palatable!

In case anyone was wondering why the words on the blog seemed to have disappeared in the last few weeks. Well, there has been nothing going on but potty training and it hasn’t gone that well. But, he’s a little kiddo with little kiddo problems and I don’t feel like the minutiae needs to be documented. but I was left with not much to say…

Paper Spencer

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

My sister is visiting and we had the roll of butcher paper our and she suggested making a paper Spencer. He thought it was the most fun ever. She just traced him laying on the paper and then cut him out. They both did a bit of the coloring. Spencer had a blast modeling his outfit and he chose the boots. It’s a fun little back to school project too. Now, I know exactly how big he is at the beginning of PreK.

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Small World

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Spencer went to the kid orientation day at preschool today. Becasically, the kids ran around and played (my kid wasn’t the one who pushed, nope not mine ::side eye::), the parents were lectured about the rules (boo sugar! yay jesus!), informed about mandatory family chapel (suprise!) and then the parents left and the kids had a snack. He goes back for a full day of school on Thursday. By full day, I mean 3 hours.

I suppose I am supposed to be sad about it, but I’m not. He isn’t school-aged yet, so I don’t really have the aw-he’s-all-grown-ups. We are basically paying people to entertain my child so he can make some friends and I can breathe. I’m cool with that.

We enrolled Spencer in the same pre-school I attended, albeit at a much younger age. I have few memories of that time. One of them is running up a hill, playing wonder woman, with my two friends: Germy and Bloyd. I have no idea what their real names are. Of course, we assumed Jeremy and Boyd/Floyd. My mom tried to ask me once what their “real” names were by asking “What do other kids call them?” My answer was “Germy and Bloyd. Of Course.” So, the not knowing became part of my family’s lore.

Today, at orientation, one of his teachers mentioned that she had been thsre for 31 years. I said that she just missed me, because I went 33 years ago. She asked my year of high school graduation and which of the two high schools I went to in town. I answered and she said “Oh, my son Boyd went to the other school, but is your age. He does have an unsual name. He was the only one in his class.”

I about died.

My long-lost Bloyd was found. Learning his name was a little anticlimactic.

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