How to Make Cheese Dream
- Chop each of the bacon slices into 2 portions and sauté under a broiler or George Foreman grill. Once done, thump on a paper towel to get rid of fat.
- On each side of bread, dispense butter or margarine; include slices of cheese, and season with 2 pieces of prepared bacon.
- Transfer cheese dreams onto a baking sheet & put under the broiler for about 2 minutes or until you can see the cheese has melted (watch vigilantly).
- Once done, dish up and devour!
- Made with essential fixings (bread, butter, and cheese) cheese dreams are said to have begun as "the cheese dream" amid the Great Depression. They were a decent and inexpensive choice for treating loved ones on a Sunday brunch or dinner
- A 1932 San Jose news story, "Cheese Dream New Favorite Sandwich," proposed the idea of sprinkling the cheese "in moderation" with a touch of mustard, cayenne, "and a little minced red sweet pepper". The story also suggested presenting the sandwich with "exceptionally hot, rich tomato sauce."
- The sandwiches may have originated before the Depression (the 1930s), but regardless of that, a 1918 Good Housekeeping issue has a reference of the cheese dreams and describes it as a lunch get-together dish, ‘our teahouse companion’.
- Cheese dreams were promoted in 1957 as a 55 penny luncheonette Lenten special in Daytona Beach, Florida's Sunday News Journal. In 1960, the Milwaukee Journal prescribed getting ready Cheese Dreams in the oven with scrambled fried eggs and ham.