12.244 Croque Monsieur

Cycle 12 – Cycle 244

6 (Mon) September 2021

Croque Monsieur


by IZ

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Following a bout of internal heebie-jeebies, collywobbles, jumps and jitters in the lead-up, as documented on GMTD (see 12.243 Mul Naeng Myeon), I got my first-dose vaccination today, without any immediate/apparent adverse reactions.  I am now told that serious adverse reactions often occur a few days later.

For now, I’ve lived to see another day, another meal.

American cheese inside the sandwich, and mozzarella cheese on the outside.

Croque Monsieur is a French dish.  It’s a sandwich comprising sliced ham and cheese between white sandwich bread, topped with grated cheese, then baked or pan-fried.

Despite numerous shots of various arrangements at various angles, I failed to achieve an aesthetically pleasing presentation worthy of the dish.

IZ has recently begun participation in various after-school elective programs, including a cooking class.  He is the only boy in the class, and the only student below 4th grade (he’s a 3rd grader) – so proud of my precocious, stereotype-busting son!  For his first dish, he brought home a croque monsieur.  I popped it in the air-fryer for a few minutes to get everything nice and toasty.

I was reminded of the dish that DJ had made in an after-school cooking class when he was in 1st grade, also French (see 5.102 Potato-Corn Croquettes).


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