Wednesday, April 21, 2010
We sure do love food in this house. Oh man, there's probably nothing we won't eat (which isn't a good thing according to my too-tight jeans). Anyhow, lately the girls have really gotten into cheese plates, which thrills me to no end because I ♥ ♥ ♥ LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ a good cheese plate! Mmmmm. Ro and Ree are so funny when we go grocery shopping, arguing with each other over which cheeses we should buy and lobbying hard for their old favorites or strange new ones that catch their eyes. It's fun. On the last trip to Whole Foods we picked up small wedges of smoked gouda, fontina, a really funky crumbly white cheddar (cheddar cabot clothbound cellars at jasper hill), gruyere, and sheep's cheese (sheep cordobes mitica). Then I've been making cheese plates with different fresh and dried fruits, nuts, spreads (apple paste or honey), salamis, crackers, etc. Yesterday we lived on the decadent side and had cheese plates for lunch. Wheeeee! This was mine: And then the girls each had one of these: Think they liked it? Heh.: Sometimes I just plop a bunch of stuff on a big cutting board and we all nosh on it: Oh yeah, that's good: Mmmm. Now I'm getting hungry. Might just need to whip up a tiny little plate of goodies! PS: Speaking of food, the girls were sooooo happy that I made them bentos for lunch today. I need to make them more often, and then actually take pics when I do. It's just tough to hold them off long enough to get pics. Today they had Crazy Bugs (a new organic mac and cheese), baby carrots, blackberries, no-sugar-added applesauce with raisin happy faces, and a gingersnap for dessert. Four thumbs up from the girlies (although I gave them too much mac and cheese and ended up putting about half of it back in the fridge). You can see other bentos the girls have devoured here.