Happy Sunday night! The weekends always go by too fast! We had a blast this last weekend of October! Here are a few highlights…
Playing in Decatur with friends!
I made this amazing sandwich today for lunch. I took two pieces of sunflower bread (from Publix) and spread one side with pimento cheese (store bought brand Palmetto Cheese with bacon) and the other side with one tablespoon both of mayo and Dijon mustard. Then I added 2 slices of Havarti cheese and sandwiched it together. Then I grilled it up in a bit of butter.
I cut it in half to make it look like a heart ❤ It was very rich, but hit the spot. A perfect cheesy grilled cheese!
So I love beanie weenies as much as the next grown-up. Yeah, well, I can fake it if I have to, but I don’t. I took a tortilla chip to the rest of the cheese sauce. https://funfoodiefamily.com/2014/07/13/girls-night-in-part-1-kids/
So yummy, but it needs some spice. I had a plan. I added a chopped jalapeno with the seeds and a few shakes of the hot sauce with the wooden top. You know the one? I could eat hot sauce sprinkled on most foods. Cholula is AMAZING!
This picture cannot give my cheese sauce the proper justice. The sauce was creamy and rich with a ton of spicy flavor. All I did was add the jalapeno, a few dashes of Cholula, and a few dashes of pepper.
I don’t have a picture of a final dish. Imagine yourself dipping crispy tortilla chips in the yummiest spicy queso that you can. I wouldn’t even put it past us to be drinking a nice cold margarita, chilled white wine, or a favorite cold draft/bottle beer. Cheers to all us grown up girls!
If you have read my blog at all, you know I love cheese. Cheese is just one of the reasons I could never go back to vegan. There are many great and yummy vegan foods, but vegan cheese is just not one of them. My favorites are goat cheese, feta, Brie, Camembert, Swiss, Provolone, cheddar, Colby-jack, Montery Jack; O.k. I think you get the idea. I love them all! So I was particularly intrigued by the many whipped cheese recipes on Pinterest recently. I was thinking about them tonight when I was going through my fridge, freezer, and cabinets to get a food check.
1/3 of a container of cream cheese, 1/2 container of goat cheese, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
Put in your food processor and whip. Use as a spread on sandwiches, crostini, flat breads, or pizza. Use as a dip for chips, pita, apples, etc. So yummy!
I’m a sucker for a good cheese stick, but they can be hit or miss when you get them out at different restaurants. You have to eat them as soon as they come out of the fryer, and if they even sit around for just a few minutes, they can get cold and the cheese isn’t melty anymore.
I remember seeing different recipes on Pinterest on how to make your own cheese sticks. Some were breaded and deep fried, some were oven baked, and they all used different cheeses. A couple of weeks ago, I saw someone else make them with wonton wrappers and string cheese. I set out to make my own version. I have some wonton wrappers and lots of different cheese in my fridge. I decided to use a leftover mozzarella ball.
It is so simple really. Heat up some vegetable oil in a nice size pot. Not too much; this will be a shallow fry. Use a candy thermometer and get your oil to about 365.
Cut up some pieces of mozzarella. You could use any kind of melty cheese. place it in the middle and wrap your cheese like a little burrito. So easy, I had some little hands who wanted to help me. I just brushed the edges with water to keep them together.
Place them in your oil and cook on each side about 2 minutes or until you see the bottom turning nice and golden brown.