Monday, April 28, 2008

The Big Cheese

UPDATED:
Ok guys, here's the recipe:

Rustic herb bread
Herb and garlic cheese spread
Extra sharp cheddar
Mozzarella
Grilled up in garlic infused canola oil


(the award winning sammich)

(Tabbie and I being interviewed for a documentary while cooking up the goods)

For those of you who don't know, Tabbie and I (along with Bob Dobalina as one of our runners)competed in the 1st 6th Annual National Grilled Cheese Invitational a couple weeks ago. There were over 100 competitors in 4 categories and we placed 3rd in our division. There were 50+ professional chefs (from restaurants like The Foundry, Clementine, etc.) competing with us, so we're pretty proud of ourselves .


It was a seriously awesome event and we had a ball grilling up sammiches. AND we now have a rockin trophy gracing our kitchen counter.




Can't wait for next year!!

82 comments:

The Horny Housewife said...

You parents must be so proud of you, GB. Are you going to share your recipe?

Matt-Man said...

Congrats to you and Tabbie GB. Very impressive. Cheers and Cheese!!

MariaG097 said...

Congrats!

ladyjaye82 said...

That is the greatest trophy I have ever seen. If we all make it to Charleston are you going to make us sandwiches?

Tony Alva said...

Are you two wearing matching outfits? You guys bring the whole hotness thing to everthing you do.

Please share the recipe with us faithful readers...

Turnbaby said...

Congrats and SHARE please;-) I have food up today too!

i am the diva said...

Congratulations!!

externalappearance said...

I'm so proud of you!! And that trophy is to die for! I'm jealous. Congratulations!!

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Mike said...

The first sixth annual? What happened they skip the first 5 years to make it more impressive? Congrats on the award.

B.E. Earl said...

I like a grilled cheese sammy with dill havarti and tomatoes on seedless rye or sourdough. And I use a light layer of mayo on the outside for grilling instead of butter. Mmmmm.

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Now that's a cool lookin trophy!

Flyinfox_SATX

Jay said...

Very impressive. Fell free to send some grilled cheese samples my way!

I wish they would hold a grilled cheese invitational around here. I would totally enter!

Bob Dobalina said...

I was honored to be a Runner. We would run the samples to the seriously raging crowd. Which makes it the most literal job title I've ever had.

It was the closest I've been to being a rock star. People would shriek and throw themselves at the barrier to get my attention when I slowly sauntered up with my jaunty hat and prize winning sammich sample.

I was utterly biased. If you were an attractive woman and you winked, you WERE getting a sample. If you were a guy and didn't look like a huge jerk face you also had a shot.

And let's not forget the great work done by my co-runner-in-awesome RM. We rocked that.. running..and carrying sammiches. If you are getting the impression that GB and Tabs did all the work that's only because it's true.

It was a great time, the ladies were astonishingly hot in their matching outfits (note to GB, keep the apron) and there were at least 1200 people there.

Truly a cheese spectacle for the ages.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Seriously, I can't wait to do this again. Our aprons are so damn cute and the matching hats with flair? Ah, perfection.
It makes me so happy to be an award winning chef.

Catherine said...

Wow! Congratulations, and I love that trophy.

Slyde said...

that trophy rocks! i want one!

but i gotta ask... what the hell is the 1st 6th annual?

Bob Dobalina said...

Clearly it's the first year that they've had the 6th annual GCI. Next year will be the first year that they hold the 7th annual GCI.

Yeah, I had to think about it too.

Ginormous Boobs said...

HH: Well, they are much prouder of this than that time I won the Boobie Wars competition.

Matt: Cheers and Cheese...I sort of really like that...I may borrow it

Maria: Congrats right back to you!

Lady: Only if Tabbie comes too...she is the griller extraordinaire.

Tony: We were required to wear hats and aprons so we decided to do it up with a little flair.

And I just updated the post to include the recipe.

Ginormous Boobs said...

Turn: How dare you tempt me with food when i still have 2 hours until lunch.

Diva: Much thanks!

EA: It is seriously the raddest trophy ever in the history of the world.

Mike: They get a little saucy with the name thing. It is the 6th year they have been doing the contest. Last year they called it the 4th 2nd Annual
Grilled Cheese Invitational.

B.E: Must try out that fancy mayo thing you talked about.

SkylersDad said...

That is one sweet trophy!

Did you and Tabby present your grilled cheese from the bubbly tub?

That's how it all worked out inside my head...

Ginormous Boobs said...

Flyin: Welcome! I heart that trophy!

Jay: They might be a little nasty by time they get to you.

But here you go: regionalgci@grilledcheeseinvitational.com

Send an email and start up a competition in your neck of the woods.

Bob: You and Rocket Man WERE rockstars!!!! And that apron is in my car...you do know that I keep bringing it to your place every time I come over and you forget all about it...

AB: Next year, we're going for gold!

Catherine: I am still glowing about the win :)

Ginormous Boobs said...

Slyde: You gotta be a cheese master to get one..you gotta EARN it.

And see my reply to Mike for the 1st 6th Annual thing. Or see Bob's comment right below yours.

SD: We, unfortunately, did not get to present from the tub. In fact, we relied strictly on our cheese and not our boobs (or girl kissin) to win this one!

cathouse teri said...

Wow, you won the best sammich award? So cool! Love the Big Cheese Trophy.

Your sammich looks so so yummy!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

w00t! Yet another reason for me to get out there... award winning grilled cheese sammich!

R.E.H. said...

Congrats on winning that award - and it does look mighty yummy!

(The food - not the award... the award just looks awesome... not yummy)

Brandon said...

Mmm...grilled cheese. I know what I'm having for dinner. It won't be award winning, but it'll do the trick. Congrats!

misstressM said...

I have to go and try it tonight.

the princess said...

that's so cool. i was kind of wondering what was up with the grill cheese sammich talk. now i totally get it...ummm...YUMMY! love the trophy.

the princess said...

that's so cool. i was kind of wondering what was up with the grill cheese sammich talk. now i totally get it...ummm...YUMMY! love the trophy.

Wonder Woman said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

Who knew grilled cheese (and not the stuff you wake up next to after an evening with a blonde...) could make so much noise!

I'm glad you all had so much fun!!!

Zoom....
WW ;)

Letty Cruz said...

OhMYGOD my mouth is watering! And I just swallowed the last of my chicken alfredo about 5 minutes ago GAH!

& congratulations! That's an excellent prize in a competition laden with professionals!

The Guv'ner said...

OMG YUM! That sandwich sounds like my idea of heaven. Goddamn you for making me hungry first thing.

You guys are winners. Come cook me dinner please.

CarmenSinCity said...

Awesome!!!!!!! congratulations!

Beth said...

That's a most excellent cheese head. CONGRATS!

coopernicus said...

That's awesome...I love grilled cheese and your recipe makes my mouth water. It's a definite!!!
(just popped over from Real Live Lesbian - hope you don't mind)

Red said...

That recipe sounds amazing! Grilled cheese might just be the best thing ever. Congrats!

tracey said...

congratulations! sounds good - thanks for the recipe!

Craze said...

How freaking cool is that? Congrats!

pistols at dawn said...

I thought I would have something funnier to say if I waited a day or two, but I can't possibly be funnier than that trophy.

Congrats, ladies. Anyone who can make an award-winning grilled cheese will always have a place in my pants. I mean heart.

No, I was right the first time.

Trukindog said...

Damn that sammich sounds mighty tasty, congrats on the trophy.

jo said...

that trophy is too funny!!

Slyde said...

if only i could trust myself to make anything more complex than hot water.....

captain corky said...

Congrats!!! Those look really good. Makes me kind of wish I had a plate full of them and some pot to smoke. ;)

Ginormous Boobs said...

Cathouse: Well, actually we had the 3rd most delicious sammich.

Pink: Hurry it up already!

R.E.H: I licked the award...you're right..it's not very yummy.

Brandon: Glad we could be an inspiration.

MisstressM: Get on it!

Ginormous Boobs said...

princess: I know...it's totally weird that I blog about guys cumming in the closet and then grilled cheese in the next post.

WW: It was a total blast.

LC: Glad we could make you salivate!

Guv: Come to Cali and we'll cook you up more than dinner.

Beth: Yeah it's a pretty fab trophy!

Coop: Welcome! And all are welcome on this blog. Even pervs like Doorknob Dan and Slyde.

Ginormous Boobs said...

Carmen: Thanks, girl!

Red: Now we just have to start working on next year's.

Tracey: You are very welcome.

Craze: Pretty effin mega cool!

Pistols: I hear it's kind of moist in there.

Trukin: Come to Cali and we'll grill you one right up.

jo: It seriously cracks me up every time I see it.

Slyde: That's why there are women...

CC: Oh, grilled cheese and weed...so divine!

Tequila Mockingbird said...

DELICIOUS. i am so trying that!

Krissyface said...

oh, my mouth is watering. Cheese, cheese, wonderful cheese

Leonesse said...

I heart Grilled Cheese.

Leonesse said...

Oh, and CONGRATS!

Chris said...

Kinda makes my cheeze-whiz on toast classic seem a little less classy. Oh! I have this great recipe for meatloaf, though! You get two Big Macs and a blender...

Grant Miller said...

I like to add asparagus to my grilled cheese. Would that have disqualified me?

Globus said...

this looks like fodder of the gods, and anything involving bread and mozarella will always get the globus vote :-)

Tink said...

Is it bad that my mouth started to water just from the ingredient list?

Ginormous Boobs said...

Tequila: It also goes well with Guiness

Krissy: Can you believe fellow blogger (and helper in the competition) Bob Dobalina does not like cheese?

Leonesse: Me too!

Grant: That would have firmly placed you in the Kama Sura category...any kind of bread, any kind of butter, any kind of special toppings and at least 60% cheese.

Globus: It gets mine as well.

Tink: Not at all!

Dee said...

Oh now...this looks like something you have to show off in Charleston! I will buy a round of martinis if you cook those wonderful cheese delights. Damn...I love melted cheese!

Le Meems said...

SUH-Weeeet! Can I seriously come be a part of your team next year?

Yay For the Cheesies and Praise the Lard!

Amadeo said...

Damn...award winning grilled cheese. Always mention that...then it will seem like everything else you cook must be great.

Cary said...

That's an awesome trophy.

Fun hobby. I love cheese. Congrats on your win.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I am SO makin' those! YUM!

Slyde said...

1 story a week on cheese just isnt going to cut it (get it.. cut the cheese? god im rich!).

That spanking is comming quicker than you might think if you dont post more!

The CL Experiment said...

Wow. Smart, funny, sexy and you can cook! Will you marry me? lol xox

MisstressM said...

Shall we hang out?

Mister Underhill said...

Congratulations. It seems like a cool contest. I wish I could have been on hand to grab me some sammichs. Or ginormous boobies. Whatevs.

Renaissance Woman said...

Congrats!!! I am so there next year.

tommy said...

a grilled cheese contest? how dont i know about these types of things? what a badass trophy!

Cheesy said...

I
am
Melting!!

heheh Do you have to refridgerate the trophy??

Congratz u2~!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

Remember when I was like - oh you're gonna blog? Awesome. I'll totally enjoy reading your post once a month... And you're all nuh uh.
Mmm hmmm.

Ginormous Boobs said...

Dee: Since Tabby is also going, we will make them for sure.

Meems: Of course!! In fact, I'd like to try and compete in a couple categories.

Amadeo: I am thinking of adding it to my resume.

Cary: Thanks! The trophy is super awesome.

RLL: Have you made them yet?

Slyde: You are all talk, no action.

CL: Do you have good health insurance?

MisstressM: Of course!

MU: Both were being served up.

RW: Sweeeet!! You won't be disappointed.

Tommy: Get with the program and you too could have one of those beauties.

Cheesy: Nope, it's totally fine at room temperature.

AB: I've been a little busy!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

GB = Queen of lame excuses

Slyde said...

ok now.. i havent come here in a week, and no new posts..

this grilled cheeze is starting to get stale, cutiepants!

jo said...

babe you gotta start posting again!!

electro-kevin said...

Hello, Ginormous Boobs,

I like 'sammiches' too - now isn't that a coincidence ?

I'm also a Gemini (how uncanny !) My personality is definitely split two ways, a bit like a saucy 'sammich' I suppose.

In what ways are there two of you, baby ?

;-)

TheBirdman33 said...

Looks yummy!!!

TheBirdman33 said...

Oops, when I wrote that I was looking at your cleavage

The UnMighty said...

Wow, I didn't know the competition was so stiff in the grilled cheese arena. It kind of blows my mind.

catherinette said...

Look, I like grilled cheese as much as the next person, but I'm ready to read about something else.

Maybe tater tots or boobs. I don't know, just write something!

catherinette said...

Look, I like grilled cheese as much as the next person, but I'm ready to read about something else.

Maybe tater tots or boobs. I don't know, just write something!

Ms Smack said...

damn, that looks delicious. Such an art form! Cngratulations!

Slyde said...

I must really fucking dig cheese...

why else would i keep checking back here?

QueenBitch said...

YUM Grill Cheese!

Ginormous Boobs said...

AB: Your mama!

Slyde: As stale as me responding to comments weeks later?

Jo: I'm working on posting more.

Electro: We were obviously meant to be!

Birdman: You dirty dog!

Unmighty: Welcome! We competed among greats!

Cath: Been working on my comeback.

Ms Smack: It was seriously good stuff.

Slyde: You like the boobs further down the page. You aren't fooling anyone.

Queen: Those sammiches sound good right about now.