I swear, I meant to blog about Cheese Sandwich Day on the day itself, last Thursday. But, while we cooked and ate our yummy grilled cheese sandwich, a vacation day Friday and a long holiday weekend spent doing work on our new house has created a bit of a blogging back log.

So what is Cheese Sandwich Day all about anyway? I’ll leave that explanation up to my go-to blog when I’m looking for a delicious recipe, Stephencooks.

CheesedayAs for our sandwiches, I stopped on the way home at the local grocery store (greatly limiting my cheese selection) and whipped up the above beauties. The ingredients are all pretty basic, run-of-the-mill items, but sometimes those are the best.

I took some "fancy" bread from the in-store bakery, a scallion loaf, and topped it with thinly sliced red onion, thinly sliced ripe Anjou pear, Monterrey Jack cheese and some white cheddar.

I didn’t take any particular offense to the Food & Wine story that started this tidal wave of gooey cheesy goodness…but any excuse for grilled cheese is a good one, right?