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FANCY SCHMANCY GRILLED CHEESE

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PREP TIME:5 mins            COOK TIME:10 mins                   TOTAL TIME:15 mins
INGREDIENTS:

4 slices of GOOD QUALITY pre-sliced bread from the bakery section of your grocery store - we used sourdough2 slices of muenster cheese2 slices of Asiago cheese2 slices of cheddar cheese*You can use any combination of cheeses you want! It does not have to be these three*2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard2 tablespoons of butter1 clove of garlic, crushed1 pinch red pepper flakes1 pinch of thymeINSTRUCTIONS:

1-Melt your butter in a sauce pan with your garlic, red pepper flakes, and thyme

2-Lightly simmer, careful not to burn the butter, while you prepare your sandwiche
3-Lay your slices of bread out and spread ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard onto each slice
4-On two of the slices of bread, add one slice of cheddar cheese, one slice of muenster cheese, and one slice of Asiago cheese
5-Place the other slice of bread on top of the cheese. The sides with the Dijon mustard should be touching the cheese.
6-Using a pas…

CHEESY MEXICAN RICE CASSEROLE

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PREP TIME :10 mins       COOK TIME :30 mins               TOTAL TIME:40 mins
INGREDIENTS:
6 cups cooked brown rice (I used the quick "Boil in a Bag" kind to speed things up)½ cup fat free refried beans1 can rotel tomatoes (original)2 tablespoons tomato paste2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, plus a little more for topping2 tablespoons Mexican seasoning (recipe below)Recipe for Mexican seasoning: (makes 3½ tablespoons)1 tablespoon chili powder1 tablespoon cumin1½ teaspoon paprika1½ teaspoons garlic powder1½ teaspoons onion powderINSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degreesCook your brown rice; set aside in a large bowlInto the brown rice, add the tomato paste, Mexican seasoning, rotel, cheese, and refried beansStir everything together until completely combinedSeason to taste with salt - you will need a pretty decent amount because none is added before this point! Don't be afraid of it.Spread into an oval baking dish (a 9x13 baking dish will also work)Top with more Mexican cheeseBa…