So, I know these weird national holidays seem ridiculous, but I'm all about April 12 being National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. I know what I'm having for lunch today!

 

And, I think it's interesting that this is the anniversary of The Sandlot being released because one of my favorite lines from the movie is, "I'm baking like a toasted cheeser," which I think is a 60s reference to grilled cheese.

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YUM: Where is the Best Grilled Cheese in Sioux Falls?

Tomato soup is a common accompaniment to grilled cheese, but according to Business Insider, you should not eat them together.

The article states, "The acid from the soup combined with the cheese are difficult to digest, according to Boldsky. In addition, most canned tomato soups are high in sugar and the grilled cheese is high in fat and carbohydrates with little protein and both are high in sodium. As an alternative, choose a low-sodium soup without added sugar and use whole-grain bread with low-fat cheese, according to Woman's Day."

The article also warns against wine with dessert and chips and salsa.

Ok, don't mess with chips and salsa! That is a step too far!

According to a survey from National Today, Americans really dig grilled cheese, "...only 13% of Americans DON'T like grilled cheese sandwiches.  87% said they do.  And it's our SECOND favorite cheesy food behind pizza, but ahead of macaroni and cheese and cheeseburgers."

I've also seen debates today about what to dunk your grilled cheese in (besides soup). I think it's yummy with ketchup, but apparently, that is frowned upon by some. Ranch, of course, has been mentioned as a great condiment for grilled cheese. How very midwestern.

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

My Top 5 Favorite South Dakota Made Foods

As I was slicing a piece of cheese off my block of Dimock Dairy Colby cheese and boiling a ring of Bluebird Locker German sausage on the stove, I started thinking, "What foods is South Dakota known for?'

Then I realized the state is known for some of my favorite foods, are they're actually made right here in South Dakota!

So, I decided to search my cupboards and refrigerator looking for other South Dakota-made foods and came up with my Top 5.


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