Saturday, May 23, 2009

This Week in Supper

I've decided that my occasional This Week in Supper posts are only useful if they have a link to a new recipe or to a new kind of food. And as excuses to cook and post pictures of food that I have cooked goes, I think it's a pretty sound one. Between Little League games JT played in and a baseball game we went to watch, the week was busy and some suppers were not homemade or not worthy of being shared (hangs her head in shame). But those I did make were quite tasty.

On Monday, I made zucchini pancakes and served them with a green salad with blue cheese dressing (homemade, of course), a sour dough roll, and fresh strawberries and bananas.
Later in the week, I turned to my old favorite, cranberry-feta-pecan salad and enjoyed it with bread cheese, and another sour dough roll (my new favorite discovery at Wegmans).
Bread cheese is a cheese with a high melting point (so high, that it basically won't melt). It's dry and on the salty side; really quite yummy. I warm it in a pan and then serve it with a bit of creamed honey or raspberry preserves on top. I get mine from Wegmans; the brand I buy is made by a Wisconsin cheese producer called the Carr cheese company. You can also cook this cheese on an outdoor grill. It's fast, easy, and delicious. And who doesn't love a supper like that?

Update: Nichole points out the obvious weakness of these posts about suppers: JT eats a slim subset of the food I put on the table. The bread, mostly. This Week in Supper, JT-style would feature a parade of chicken, hot dogs, and pasta punctuated by the occasional serving of pizza and sneering looks at veggies and fruits.

I am in denial about this.

1 comment:

Nichole said...

You should do a Week in Supper with what JT eats. I could tell you what my kids' would be: This week mom made some gross grown up food like grilled chicken and marinated turkey breast. I thought the chicken was grilled fish for some reason and thus complained about having it on my plate before I even took a bite. She served these things with such gems as vegetables and fruit. We all asked for peanut butter sandwiches and chicken nuggets, but mom said she won't turn on the oven when it's hot outside. Finally, Mom said that if we didn't eat our supper without snide remarks that she would go on a cooking strike and only cook for herself and Dad.