There are those recipes that are inspired by the places we've traveled and the meals we've eaten but then those recipes that are home. They're a comfort food so good we could make them at the first sign of homesickness and all is well. And, we may be adults around here but homesickness does still happen! Lately, when it's cropped up, we've cuddled under a blanket, opened a bottle of wine, and cooked up these over-the-top comforting grilled cheese sandwiches.
Spread the butter on the one side of each slice of bread. Mix together some of the chipotle en adobo sauce (start with just a teeny bit) and mayo and taste. Add more chipotle for more heat. Assemble a sandwich: Spread mayo mixture on the unbuttered side of one piece of bread then layer a quarter of the cheese, half the bacon, a spoonful of the tomatoes and the remaining cheese. Close and repeat with the second sandwich.
Food styling and photography by Aida Mollenkamp