The trick to keeping costs low is to offer enough options to make it interesting and fun but not too many that it becomes expensive and wasteful.
My search revealed that Martha Stewart--of course--already came up with the grilled cheese bar idea. Alas, I'm sure it will still be unique and interesting to our guests...
For bread, she recommends:
For cheese, she recommends:
Here are some of the combinations she suggests:
- Gruyère, Apple, and Sage on Rye
- Cheddar, Jalapeno and Cilantro on White
- Cheddar, Cherry Preserves, and Basil on White
It might make more sense to just set out some ingredients and let people mix and match in ways that make sense to them. Here are some ingredients that sound good to me:
- Jalapeno jelly
- Grilled peppers and onions
I need to keep thinking about this...
Today on Feeding the Soil: Thoughts on when and if to try for another child.