You would think that creating a melt would be a simple business. Take some toast, cheese (to melt and create 'the melt') and some turkey and voila! but no. Sadly, making a melt is not so easy...at least for me.
I began my night in the kitchen with the idea of having a sandwich when THE MELT popped into my head. I thought about what I thought a melt consisted of...bread, cheese, a deli meat. Sounded easy enough. I knew that I needed my bread to be toasty and my cheese to be melted. And I felt especially optimistic and also wanted my turkey meat to be slightly seared for that toasty taste I thought I would like so much.
Bread to be toasty? I put a small pan onto the oven's burner. I wanted my toast to be toasty but not toasted. I buttered one side and tossed the slice of bread onto the pan. It's something I had either watched on tv or saw my mom do...I wasn't quite sure but it felt right. So I tried. As my piece of buttered bread lay on that pan, and my mind perculated with the images of perfectly toasty bread, I applied some slices of orange and white cheese. I then peeled some slices of turkey apart to lay on top of that. It was as I was laying those turkey slices down that I realized my bread was smoking! Remembering that I wanted my turkey slices seared and slightly crunchy, and still being amazingly optimistic somehow, I flipped my piece of burnt bread over and attempted to crunchify the turkey.
Well, my story thickens. The turkey didn't get crunchy as fast as the cheese started to melt. I abandoned the idea of crunchy turkey, flipped my burnt gooeying sandwich over, put the new fresh and unburnt 'other side' piece of buttered bread onto the sandwich and reflipped again. You know the saying that goes along the lines of "don't do the same thing expecting different results" ?
I had myself a 'nicely' burnt turkey melt sandwich and I put avocado on top! because, well, avocado makes everything better! yummmmm
and it didn't even taste half bad! ...as long as I had a piece of Avocado in every bite