5/27/12

Ella Helps Make a Meal: Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This is a sponsored post by Kraft Singles. 
Last night I asked Ella to help make dinner.  She was so excited! Her enthusiasm reminded me of what it was like when I was six-years-old.  

I remember helping my mom pull out the clothes out of the dryer. Reading! Picking out my own outfit for the day.  Putting on my seat belt.  These, albeit small tasks to adults, took all my concentration and effort as a kid.  Now that I have a six-year-old of my own, I see her finding ways to help and feel independent, too.  Ella beams as she preforms and learns new tasks. Last night was no exception.

I involved her in the entire process, starting at the grocery store. She picked out the best apples, tomatoes, bread, soup, and chips to go along with our sandwiches. I tried to persuade her to pick tomato soup, but she insisted on chicken noodle. I went with it even though I knew she was going against the perfect grilled cheese combo. Next time I'll put my foot down.  
Yes, I admit it. I took pictures in the grocery store for this post. Shameless! haha. 
When we got home, the process of making a grilled cheese sandwich was exciting and fresh to her. From counting the amount of bread per person, to buttering the bread with a brush, to unwrapping the Kraft Singles--she did every thing with such care and thoughtfulness. 
The most nostalgic part of the night for me was teaching her how to unwrap the cheese. I can remember trying to get the Kraft Singles out of the packaging as a kid. Don't you? It takes a certain amount of resistance, yet ease to get the cheese out of the wrapper. 
Practice makes perfect!
She was so excited when she finally figured it out, she wanted me to record her. Here's her video:

I've eaten tons of grilled cheese sandwiches in my life, but none have been better than the one assembled by Ella. She was so proud of her meal and so was I!

I decided to keep the recipe simple and classic for her first time. . .

2 Slices of White bread
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Set oven to Broil Setting. Brush two slices of bread with olive oil on one side. Place cheese on dry side of bread. Assemble sandwich with oil side out. Put in broiler for 30 seconds, flip, repeat. Done! 

Serve with TOMATO SOUP or chicken noodle. :)

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11 comments:

  1. i love that you post your videos on Youtube because Vimeo doesn't work well in my country (I don't know why).
    Btw, I love Kraft too.. even in Indonesia, it is the most popular cheese products' brand of all. And I can't help to think that Ella looks so much like mini Reese Witherspoon anytime I see her pics.

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  2. So so cute! Yes I remember opening those slices were a bloody nightmare! Completely forgot about that!

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  3. The video of Ella is so cute. I was giggling with her the whole time. Also I love her bright yellow dress!

    -Samantha

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  4. I love that video. The part where she opened it up and giggled because it didn't open right was too cute. Love her!!

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  5. haha i love the end. "let's do one more that's way better." haha, what a cutie.

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  6. That's so cute. I also make my grilled cheeses in the oven but I use a misto to spray my olive oil. My husband however prefers the old fashioned frying pan with beaucoup butter.

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  7. Aw, that's such a sweet memory and wonderful idea for Ella.

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  8. Aww...she's too cute for words! Love the video, and truth be told, every time I am sick or feeling crummy, my boyfriend and I still make grilled cheese sandwiches with the kraft singles...call it nostalgia but I still love it as much as when I was Ella's age. Thanks for sharing and for the smiles :)

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  9. Ella looks so like you in that video!

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  10. wooohhh Ella is really a beauty!

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  11. So disappointed in this post. Everyone knows how to use Kraft singles - and everyone knows this cheese is really bad for you. This "advertisement" made me really uncomfortable. Using your daughter to sell a Kraft product! Shameless!

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