Happy Friday, guys!
The sun is up in Charleston, the Gamecocks beat Vandy last night, and it’s a long weekend. Life is good.
Around here, the anticipation of college football is like the week before Christmas and waiting on Santa when you’re a kid. It’s big business in our household! Clay and I watched the game last night at home… I guess our neighbors know which college football team we like now, because I’m the type who yells at the TV during the game. Since Clay had to work until 5 and the game started at 7, we picked up food from the Charleston Burger Company instead of grilling out.
For the long weekend, Clay is having friends over to play Dungeons and Dragons, I’m running 10 miles in the morning, and we’re going to a Food Truck Rodeo that afternoon. It sounds super fun, and I think 10-12 trucks will be there serving up good eats. Like a Food Network challenge, each truck has to use peaches in at least one dish, since they’re in season here (and peaches also make for a great prize when you win your age group in a 5K).
Here in Charleston, people tend to work in the same areas of town, and traffic is no joke. For people like my husband who commute to work at tech companies and other places and only get 30 minutes to an hour for lunch, food trucks come out so that the workers don’t have to fight traffic and waste their entire lunch break getting food. Different trucks come out to his job each day, so they get a good variety. It’s a pretty neat concept.
Of course, I work from home, so I usually miss out on food trucks (having a food truck come to my house to feed me for lunch would be pretty incredible, I must say). Last week, the Cory’s Grilled Cheese truck came to my neck of the woods for a kickball tournament, so I made a special trip out there to try it. What’s not to love about a portable grilled cheese restaurant?
Cory’s Grilled Cheese did not disappoint- I had muenster cheese with tomatoes on gluten free bread and it was delicious! It was super cheesy, the bread was slightly crispy, and the tomatoes provided a nice juiciness. You can get tons of neat ingredients on your sandwich- from traditional things like bacon and tomatoes to more obscure grilled cheese toppings like banana and nutella.
I took my sandwich home and put it on a real plate to eat it, but I know it would make a delicious work lunch!
Q1.) What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? Lots of running, football watching, and food truck rodeo for me! Plus resting up for next week.
Q2.) How do you like grilled cheese sandwiches? I love tomatoes on them, and pimento cheese is good too. I’ve never had nutella on a grilled cheese, but I’d give it a shot!
Q3.) Are you excited for football? If so, which teams? We’re definitely excited around here and it was neat because Carolina’s win kicked off the college football season. We’ve been watching NFL preseason and keeping up with Clay’s high school team too (he played football).