So Tyler and I don’t really go out to eat much, both to save money and to eat healthfully. But most days, neither of us have the time or energy to prepare an elaborate meal…hence this post! A quick dinner, made while we were both sick and feeling like crap. It didn’t take a lot of time or a lot of money.
Meal Components: Cheese, Bread, Fruit, Butter, Dulce de Leche spread
Cheeses: Le Petit Brie, Stilton, Parmesan, Landaff, Mimolette. I really just picked up two cheeses from the store, and used whatever extra we had in the fridge. The trick is, balance it out: have one brie, one hard cheese like a gruyere or a parmesan, and one stinky cheese like a blue cheese. Or if you don’t like blue, try goat cheese! Or maybe a sharp cheddar?
Butter: Dill butter. I used old herbs I had in the fridge. You can easy just take a stick of room temperature butter and mix it in with dried italian seasoning.
Fruit: The fruit is great to off set the flavor of the cheese. Try apples, pears, peaches, and even grapes. I also tossed in some Kumquats that I picked up from the store because Tyler loves them. Either way, fruit is a must…because it adds roundness to the meal.
Spread: You can either buy dulce de leche from the store, or make it at home…either way, it’s great, and I’ll definitely do a post about it soon. But if you don’t want to do that, go with something simpler…like honey. It’s amazing how good honey, parmesan, and a slice of apple are on a slice of baguette.
Anyways, mix it up! Use the baguette as a vessel and try different layers of the cheese, fruit, and spread to see how things taste. Quick, interesting weeknight dinner!