Have you guys been watching the Olympics? I’ve been totally sucked in. I usually just watch some of the figure skating, but this year we have been watching it all. Curling- what’s up with all the noises and yelling? Biathlon – Shooting and skiing, how does one get into that?! I have also been loving all of the snowboarding stuff. All of the tricks are crazy and I can’t stop thinking that if I ever tried that, I would throw up and then I would fall down all the live long day.

All the Olympics watching has made me want quick dinners so I don’t miss anything and they also having me thinking it’s cold out and we need lots of grilled cheese sandwiches and soup. Instead of making regular grilled cheese, I opted for the French version, a Croque-Monsieur!

I didn’t have my first Croque-Monsieur until about a year ago at a little cafe and I couldn’t believe what I was missing out on all this time! A Croque-Monsieur is made with ham, Gruyere cheese, mustard (which I had to leave off because I just can’t do mustard), and it’s topped with a gorgeous Béchamel sauce and is then broiled in the oven until perfectly bubbly and gooey. Gah, I’m drooling just thinking about it right now!


To check out the recipe, head over to My Cooking Spot!




  1. Now that is one good looking sandwich!! It’s making my granola that I’m currently eating for breakfast not look as good haha Surprisingly we actually have been watching the olympics – I didn’t think I would get into it but we’ve had it on quite a bit!

  2. OMG…I need that sandwich. That melty cheese on top? I dieeeeee.

  3. I have sort of been watching the olympics, and by sort of, I mean I only watch the ice skating. I just can’t get myself to sit down and watch anything else. LOVE Croque Monsieurs, I mean what’s there not to love about cheese, cheesy sauce, ham and bread? Nothing.

  4. I used to watch Olympics all the time, but this year just with a glimpse at figure skating… How did you go all this time without tasting a croque monsieur? Aren’t they perfection when well prepared?

  5. I watch everything except the curling and the hockey. Not a fan of either.

  6. A substantial and delicious sandwich full of everything :D
    And I am totally into watching the Olympics!

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. Love a gooey cheesy sandwich like this. :)

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  9. I discovered biathlons while on the treadmill and actually ran LONGER than I ever thought I could because I was so confused by how one learns to hobby ski and shoot?
    No matter.
    This looks delicious. Because really, what’s better than bechamel that bechamel on a cheesey ham sandwich?!

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