Feb 06 2009
If you keep a stash of cheese and crackers or good bread in your house, you will always have an easy lunch or dinner option. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a meal consist of cheese, whole grain crackers or bread, and some fruit or a salad. When it’s dinner, I’ll throw in a glass of wine.
Today, I really, really wanted salt. Needed salt. Usually I’m a sugar kind of girl, but about once every month or two the salt craving hits me over the head. I’ve found it’s easiest to simply indulge it right away, before it’s done too much damage: think going through the drive-thru for some fries or picking up fish and chips for dinner. Yes, cheese and crackers seems like a much safer option.
Today, I went with a slice of gruyere, a couple of pieces of a medium-aged swiss, and two small pieces of a 10-month aged Parmesan.
I’ll be honest. On a normal day (or week), I would not like these cheeses with crackers; eaten together, the flavor of the cracker masks that of the cheese. I do prefer my cheese with some quality bread, which is more of a natural marriage to me.
And, to finish the meal off, a nice sized salad consisting of butter lettuces, seedless cucumber, and grape tomatoes. Oh, and Annie’s Organic French Dressing. For you purists out there, this is the only bottled salad dressing in my fridge. I love the stuff though, and I refuse to give it up.
It’s funny how appealing a salad can be during the middle of winter, but I’ve been craving salad like you wouldn’t believe. This simple dish has only resulted in me wanting more.