Saturday, September 10, 2011

Croque Monsieur

It was supposed to be rainy and under 100 degrees today...

What did we get? More sunshine and 99 degrees!

sigh... Oh well! It is still September.

On the Rainy Day Menu:

A croque-monsieur (or grilled ham and swiss cheese with Dijon mustard) Tomato & Basil Bisque Soup (Safeway select)

Wikipedia says:

A croque-monsieur is a hot ham and cheese grilled sandwich. It originated in France as a fast-food snack served in cafés and bars. More elaborate versions come coated in a Mornay or Bechamel sauce.

The name is based on the verb croquer ("to crunch") and the word monsieur ("mister")—the reason behind the combination of the two words is unclear—and is colloquially shortened to croque. While the origins of the croque-monsieur are unknown, there are many speculations on how it was first created. The croque-monsieur's first recorded appearance on a
Parisian café menu was in 1910.



12 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

We fell in love with these when we lived in Brussels for three years. We also love Croque Madame, which is with a fried egg on top. yum

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds divine!

Sherri B. said...

I'd take that lunch in any weather, yum! xo

acorn hollow said...

I love them and the soup looks wonderful. It is a very cool night here I would say high 50's
Cathy

Donnie said...

That looks like a perfect meal and now I'm hungry...lol...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

And such a good lunch it is!! I have a container of soup in the freezer. Will be enjoying that soon again!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a wonderful lunch....whatever the weather!

Melissa said...

I make ham and grilled cheese sandwiches for Sunday lunches quite frequently. I had no idea we were being French!!

Rosetta said...

Dolcissima questa colazione!Rosetta

Mary Ellen said...

100 degrees- oh I do hope it cools down for you soon! We are getting chilly nights and sweater time is here for the most part.

The lunch sounds so yummy- one of those comfort food lunches!

bee blessed
mary

Miss Gracie's House said...

We love grilled ham and cheese~ The flowers are beautiful!
Rene

jeanetteann said...

I love your blue and white mismatched china, so cumfy and homely. I could easily join you for lunch, it looks very tasty x