It’s Christmas time and my gall bladder hates me.
Every party and get together from Thanksgiving on involves some kind of cheese serving. Dip, slices, chunks with grapes (the only reason you eat the grapes is to justify a fruit serving and alleviate the guilt), cheese in casseroles, cheese samples at Costco, CHEESE CHEESE CHEESE!
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!
And how I love cheese. Last month I went to visit my sister, who lives in Germany, and her husband, a cheese aficionado (Eeff it does not schtink, it eez not gut!) forced me to eat some kind of cheese every day (yeah, right). When I came home I had this suspicious pain in my right side that miraculously disappeared after I stayed off the fromage for about a week.
Cheese Detox. I do not recommend it. I had the DT’s and imagined small mice crawling around my feet for days.
But what amazes me is when and where did someone come up with the idea of pouring a jar of jelly over a hunk of cream cheese and serving it at a party? And pepper jelly at that? Who thought of mixing hot pepper, gelatin, sugar and water in a pan, boiling it and then dumping it on cream cheese?
It’s the closest think to dog hurl on a plate, and yet it is soooo yummy.
Am I right?
Cheese is not pretty. You have to fluff up a plate of cheese to take to a party or it just looks like chunks of orange and yellow stuff slapped out there with Wheat Thins.
And how about cheese balls? My absolute favorite and one of the UGLIEST presentations out there is the Mango Chutney Curried Cheese Ball:
So, along with your ugly Christmas sweater, you HAVE to bring an ugly cheese dish.
PEOPLE, blue cheese has MOLD in it! And we eat it? Who thought of THAT?
Oh, I know, some mom, desperately hungry with a bottle of old wine went in her fridge one day, say that hunk of cheese with the blue stuff on it and decided it looked tasty. Uh, huh…..
There’s even award-winning blue cheese weed (frankly worth a try…):
You smoke it, then you want a glass of red with an entire box of Wheat Thins. Brilliant!
Make it pretty if you can-there are lots of overachieving cheese plates on Pinterest, trust me.
So let’s get out there and eat us some cheese this holiday season – even if it does look like vomit.
Or we can smoke it…
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