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I’ve been living near Tenleytown for a month now. Please note: this is not to be confused with “Tinseltown” as several of you have been calling it. It is, nonetheless, a magical place where tiny elvish American University students roam and make me feel like a giant old lady. (They are so young… SO young.) It is home to “Hot Yoga” as well as “Angelico’s Pizza”— so, ample calorie-cancelling-out opportunities there. And it offers a mere 1,569,034 feet escalator ride down to the red line metro, which takes me straight to Dupont Circle. Tenleytown, you are swell.
So… this happened… again. Chris and I found a deal for 40 percent off Georgetown Cupcakes about two weeks ago. And we pre-ordered these suckers. Chocolate ganache, maple, mocha, sweet delicious Heaven. My first thought: YESYESYESYESYES. Second thought: Ok, this nasty awesomeness is going to need to stop really soon, or I’m literally going to turn into a cupcake. Final thought: It’s totally fine because this cupcake consumption is balanced by the amount I walk each day to get to the bus/metro… yep. We’re good.
Behold my new fancy pants creation: a goat cheese, membrillo and spinach grilled cheese sandwich (mmmmnomnomnom)
- 12 grain & seed bread, brushed with olive oil and black pepper
- Membrillo quince paste
- Fresh spinach
- Wine cured Spanish goat cheese
- Piave cheese, freshly grated
- Drizzle of honey
Slice the bread and brush one side on each slice with olive oil and a sprinkling of black pepper. On the other side of each slice, spread the Membrillo quince paste. Place one slice, olive oil side down, on a skillet. Add fresh spinach and slices of goat cheese. Sprinkle grated piave cheese on top. Add a drizzle of honey and top it off with the second slice of bread, olive oil side up. Grill until crispy, a bit melty and fully delicious.
The Grand Theatre in Alton, Ill., opened in December 1920, just a month after my grandmother, Blanche, was born. I can just picture ladies of her time spending an evening at the movies with their bobbed hair, mink stoles and elegant demeanors. The opening film was “The Sin that was His.” (Ooo, scandalous!) Sadly, the theater closed in 1977.*