Cheese

Today’s inspiration, cheesos

A day without cheese is like a day without sunshine. I was discussing cheese last night with a friend on the phone and we concurred. I’m so grateful for cheese! I’m grateful for cheddar and brie and havarti, for parmesan and cream cheese, for gruyere, gouda, feta, mozzarella and bleu cheese; for hard cheese, soft cheese, and melted cheese, for cheese on crackers, cheese on toast, cheese on bread with mayo. I’m grateful for the people who make cheese and sell cheese, and for the animals who provide the milk that becomes cheese.

Maybe the best cheese ever
Perfect Brie
Herbed havarti on rolls, with avocados, and cranberry sauce

I’m grateful for cow cheese, sheep cheese, and … ok, I’m even grateful for goat cheese, because it makes some people happy, and leaves more cow cheese in the world for me. If I had to pick only one thing that I could ever eat again, I’d pick the cheese sandwich: Bacon, brie and avocado grilled in bacon fat on bakery-fresh sliced French bread, with mayonnaise; cold cheddar and potato chips on plain white store-bought bread, with mayonnaise… Technically, pizza could count as a cheese sandwich, and for sure panini would: You can put anything on bread or between bread and call it a cheese sandwich, as long as you include cheese. I think it’s a pretty versatile pick.

Cheese and tomato sandwich
Cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich
Cheese, avocado, tomato and bacon sandwich
Grilled cheese, pepper, tomato and bacon sandwich
Grilled cheese collard melt sandwich
Even pizza is a cheese sandwich – open-face

I like to keep a few kinds of cheese in the fridge at all times. You never know when you’re going to need some kind of cheese. This afternoon I needed cheese. I had some leftover carne asada from the other night, and no tortillas, so I made cheesos: taco shells of melted cheddar cheese, with lettuce, red onion, carne asada, homemade salsa, and sour cream, what I had on hand. Simple. Delicious. And so cheesy. Yes, I’m grateful for cheese.

Zucchini and squash blossom casserole, with cheese
Skillet enchilada casserole, with cheese
Bleu cheese breadsticks
Sausage and cauliflower bake, with cheese
Cheesecake
Cheesecake with coffee syrup
Cream cheese frosting
Fried squash blossoms stuffed with cheese
Spiralized zucchini with marinara and grated parmesan – grateful!
Heirloom tomato and cheddar pie:
More cream cheese frosting

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