Wednesday, July 29, 2015

You know you want a grilled cheese donut .... so I am giving some away!

One of my favorite shows to watch is Shark Tank. I cannot begin to tell you the thrill I feel when I see a clever problem-solving idea or a unique gift that I can give to someone I love.

Since most of you know I love food discoveries more than anything else in this world -- this is the best part of watching the show. I have been known to be a sucker for unique culinary concoctions.

I first learned about TOM+CHEE through Shark Tank. I thought the idea of a grilled cheese donut was brilliant! That salty and sweet goodness in every bite sounded PERFECT. 

And everybody say "Amen!"



When I moved to Omaha back in the fall, I learned that there were plans to open up a TOM+CHEE franchise in the city. Greats new for this adventurous food-loving kid!

I had the pleasure of going to a 'taste party' in the company of several lovely Omaha food bloggers at TOM+CHEE recently. While the iconic grilled cheese donut will always have a special place in my heart, it was wonderful to discover all the other yummy stuff TOM+CHEE had to offer.

Photo Credit: Ashley Nicole Dickes

Let's talk about my favorite fancy grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu.

The bestselling FLYING PIG.
Roasted Turkey + Bacon + Pickle + Smoked Gouda
(The pickle adds a perfect kick to the flavor!)

 The PESTO+TURKEY
Roasted Turkey + Pesto + Mozzarella
(The pesto is nut-free people!)

The BBQ + BACON
Barbecue Sauce + Bacon + American Cheese
(All-American goodness!)

The personal favorite GRILLED MAC+CHEESE
Mac & Cheese + Cheddar
(Dunk it into their Creamy Tomato Basil Soup -- yum!)

The classic TOM+CHEE and Tomato Soup Combo
Diced Tomato + Garlic Seasoning + Mozzarella
(You can't go wrong with classic comfort food!


Now let's talk grilled cheese donuts. TOM+CHEE is famous for these and if you are on the fence right now -- c'mon, just go ahead and try one. Live a little, play a little, and you won't regret taking that adventurous step!

THE GRILLED CHEESE DONUT
Cheddar Cheese + Glazed Donut
(You can pick another cheese or throw in some bacon -- you're welcome!)

 STRAWBERRY LEMONADE
Fresh Strawberries + Lemon Mascarpone + Graham Cracker + Glazed Donut
(The perfect summer dessert and my personal favorite -- you must!)


Surprise addition to the menu: Healthy Salads! I would never think of ordering salads in a grilled cheese donut shop but I was really impressed when I tried these. Really solid choices as sides to the sandwiches. Something to be truly considered.

GREEN GOAT
Creamy Goat Cheese + Dried Cranberries + Toasted Almonds + Mixed Greens + White Balsamic Vinaigrette


CAPRESE SALAD
Sliced Tomato + Fresh Mozarella + Basil + Mixed Greens + Balsamic Vinaigrette


I work with children full-time and I always say "Sharing is caring." So -- it would be cruel to share all these mouth-watering photos and not give away some, right?

So I am giving away two (2) sets of vouchers worth $25 each. One way to win these vouchers is to leave a comment on this blog post. All comments will be drawn in a raffle and I will pick a winner on August 8th at noon.

Another way to win is to head over to my Instagram Account (@happysammy25), "Like" it or "Comment" on it. All likes and comments will be drawn in a raffle and I will pick a winner on August 8th at noon.

(Important Reminder: These vouchers are valid in TOM+CHEE Omaha only.)


And it doesn't stop here. These vouchers are being given away on these other blogs and you are invited to participate as well!

Bakes in Slippers


TOM+CHEE is located in 14513 W Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68116. Hours are 10am - 9pm.

Update: The voucher goes to Ms. Candi!

18 comments :

Candi Re' said...

I am so glad you had a great time! Your pictures are amazing!!! I love Tom + Chee so I hope I win a voucher.

Candi Re' said...

I am so glad you had an awesome time at this event! The pictures are amazing! I love Tom + Chee so I hope I win a voucher to share with someone.

Julie @ Family Fun in Omaha said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! Excited that Tom+Chee is in Omaha!

Liz Mayfield said...

The food looks fabulous! I want to try the grilled Mac and cheese or any donut grilled cheese! The strawberry lemonade donut looks so good (definitely not diet approved but yummy)!

Michelle L. said...

I would love to try the Caprese salad. Looks delicious!

Samantha Johnson said...

Thank you for all the comments! Having fun connecting with all of you.

Liz Mayfield said...

Do you no longer have a Facebook page? I subscribed to your blog but couldn't find your page

Jessica and Rory! said...

The BBQ & Bacon chee sounds AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

The Tom + Chee looks amazing!! jmschurman at gmail dot com

Melissa S. said...

I would love the Bacon + Blue! Thanks for the giveaway.

Amanda said...

I would love to try the Grilled Mac N Cheese sandwich, paired with some fancy tomato soup! Perfect!

Jennifer Kellogg said...

I would love to try the Hippee Chee

Maxine said...

I am dying to try a grilled cheese donut! They look really good.

Sarah S said...

this looks delicious!

Jeremy Stine said...

i want to try the pesto and turkey

Janet said...

I would love the turkey and pesto

Mary Beth Hunt said...

I'd like to try BLT+CHEE
Bacon+Lettuce+Tomato+Cheddar+Hardy White

Samantha Johnson said...

So happy to hear from all of you! And excited to see who wins this giveaway :)

Thank you Omaha friends. You rock!