I had some of my tomato soup for lunch yesterday and just had to have a grilled cheese to go along with it. As I was rummaging through my fridge that needs cleaned out badly, I pulled out some Tillamook cheddar, avocado, spinach and bacon. Great combo with the soup! It was so yummy!

With the left over avocado, I made a little guacamole to go with chips. My 2 year old came over to the table with me and was staring at the guacamole. I handed him a chip and said, try some of mommy’s guacamole. He looked at me and said, “No, bad word mommy.” I was cracking up. I don’t know what he thought I was saying, but he didn’t want any guacamole!

This sammy is nothing difficult, just plain tasty. If you’re ever in the mood for a kicked up grilled cheese, you won’t be disappointed with this one! Enjoy!

Tillamook Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Avocado and Spinach 

2 slices lightly buttered whole grain wheat bread
2 slices Tillamook mild Cheddar cheese
2 strips cooked crisped bacon (I use the precooked bacon from Costco, 60 seconds in the microwave and done!)
4 thin slices Avocado
small handful of fresh baby spinach leaves 

1. Heat small skillet over medium heat. When hot place 1 slice of bread in center of skillet, butter side down. Layer with 1 slice of cheese, avocado, bacon, spinach remaining cheese slice then 2nd slice of bread, butter side up.
2. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and crisp, pressing down slightly on bread with spatula. Remove from heat, cut in half if desired and serve. Great for dipping in tomato soup!