It started with a craving for grilled cheese. We had half a loaf of homemade bread, and plenty of cheese in the house - or so I thought. Upon investigation, however, the fridge held only a heel of Parmesan, an ounce or so of Calico (a local brand name for Colby Jack), and a small package of garlic-herb goat cheese.
The resourceful cook is a dauntless cook. A scanty larder is an opportunity for creativity. When life gives you cheese scraps, make 3-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches!
|Parmesan, Calico, and goat cheese get equal billing|
All those lovely fats and carbs demanded a salad to appease the dietary conscience. While I was picking the lettuce, our friendly neighbourhood bumblebee hovered nearby, investigating the Creeping Charlie at the edge of the lettuce bed. Luckily the camera was handy in my apron pocket.
|He's so big and fuzzy I'm tempted to call him a bunny bee.|
Salads are not made by lettuce alone. Ours included lemon thyme and chive blossoms from the planter garden, topped with a quick vinaigrette.
On the side: baked veggie fritters (chopped onion and bell pepper, with basil from the garden).
The cheeses melted together into a lovely creamy tangy blend. The salad was a delight to the eye and the palate. The fritters were peppery and redolent of basil.
It was a Very Good Lunch. :)
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