G is for Grilled Cheese

Thanks to Food Network, I just found out it’s GRILLED CHEESE MONTH!!

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese?

Well, probably the lactose intolerant.

Can I just say that I am so glad I don’t suffer from food allergies and intolerances!  At least none that I know of.  Seems like everyone I know has an issue with something.  Those of us that don’t are like the foodie version of the 1%, ha!

Don’t get me wrong, I know how lucky I am and I am very thankful!  Cheese would be one of the hardest things for me to give up.

In honor of Grilled Cheese Month, we may have to finally try The Grilled Cheese Grill in Portland.  There is the Double Decker Bus location, a School Bus location, or a Pod Cart – I think we should hit all three!  Undercover quality control.

So if you’re in the mood to grill up some cheese, you can find some great recipes at Food Network, Cooking Light, and if you want some outside-the-cheese ideas, Jessica over at How Sweet Eats is my go-to girl for drool-worthy sandwiches (drool-worthy everything, actually):

Crockpot Pulled Pork Beer Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese
Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese
Peach Bacon Gouda Grilled Cheese Sliders on Pretzel Bread
Grilled Fontina Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwiches
Roasted Tomato Caprese Grilled Cheese
Roasted Strawberry Brie Chocolate Grilled Cheese

I mean, come on, this is just craziness:

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(photo via How Sweet Eats – Grilled Fontina Blackberry Basil Smash Sandwich)

And speaking of grilled cheese…

G is for the Gym

We joined a new one a few weeks ago.  Haven’t gone yet.

However, after seeing Christina’s (Dessert for Two) “yoga arms” I’m going to Yoga class tonight.  Vanity is a great motivator.

Someone should put THAT on a someecard!

We belonged to this gym a few years ago when we lived in the area but we didn’t go much and then moved farther away so it wasn’t convenient.  But now we’re close again and it’s the only one in the area with an indoor pool that is open year-round for lap swimming which is Mr. Won’t Run’s exercise of choice.

He likes to go in the morning when they open.  That means BE THERE when they open.

At 5-freakin-a.m.

There is a Core class a couple mornings that early but it’s highly unlikely I’ll ever make it.  The only thing that will get me out of bed before 5am is leaving for a fun trip, or a fire.

In that order.

So, evening classes it is.

Part of my problem is that I hate going by myself.  I know that nobody is looking at me and judging my fitness level, or lack of, and I’m not judging anyone else either, but I get totally self-conscious and nervous.  Like right now, total butterflies in my stomach.  Such a dork.

I worry that I’m going to use the machine wrong, fall on my face, and end up breaking my ankle.  Then people will have to come help me, I’ll have to take off my sock, my shoe, and lift my pant leg and then they’ll notice I’m way overdue for a pedicure.  And a leg shave.

Mr. Won’t Run is a lucky man.

So, I came home from work, painted my toes, and off to Yoga I go.

Check back tomorrow to see if I broke anything.

Do you have a favorite grilled cheese combo?  How do you feel about going to the gym on your own?  Please leave a comment and let me know I’m not the only one who suffers from AOGN (acute onset gym nervousness), haha!