#LetsLunch Grilled Colby Jack, Black Forest Ham, and Pickles
…and we’re back! It’s time for another #LetsLunch!
(Quick review: #LetsLunch is where a group of food writers get together and we write about … lunch. But not just any lunch. This month we’re talking about the ooey-ist, gooey-ist, cheesiest grilled cheese sandwiches around.)
There’s only one poblem… I am NOT the world’s biggest grilled cheese fan. I think it’s a texture thing. I want my sandwich to have a little heft when I bite in. So, if may be permitted, there might be a little meat snuck in my grilled cheese. And some pickles. I am a big pickle fan and I really enjoy them even more when they’re cold and stacked on hot grilled cheese. They are great for contrasts in texture and in temperature.
Ready to eat?
Wonder ingredient powers activate! Form of:
Crepini Cafe Crepes with Alouette Cheese
So, a couple times now you may have noticed me talking about Crepini Cafe‘s crepini, which aren’t quite a crepe and not quite a blini, but they’re filled and they taste good. (You can check out my reviews for Crepini Cafe Greenwich Spinach and Four Cheese and Basil elsewhere on this fine blog.) Well, I also asked to try just some of their crepes by themselves since I figure I’ll probably never own my own crepe cooking device.
(This is due in no small part to the fact that I am cheap and my wife hates crepes.)
Also, the good folks at Alouette sent me some coupons to try their cheese spread. Since I was in an experimentin’ mood this weekend, I thought I would blend them and make a Mexican style crepe using Crepini Cafe crepes instead of tortillas.
How Was It?
REALLY good. Despite the fact the Crepini Cafe crepes have been in my freezer for a while now, when I baked them for a few minutes in a 350 degree oven, they were still pliable and chewy. They also tasted great and they went very well with the Alouette, which had great flavor and complemented the vegetarian topping very well.
Happy #MeatlessMonday! Today we’re talking about Cooking with Your Kids and making
Apple, Banana, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Yes, this recipe is very simple, but it’s important to know that there are fun, meatless alternatives we can give our kids that aren’t fried or full of sugar. Sure, some peanut butters are little more than hydrogenated oil and sugar, but this recipe can be healthy if you use the no sugar added peanut butter.
Besides, if you add enough apples, bananas, and perhaps a touch of honey (or agave), they’ll never know the difference!
Lentils Are Not Catfood
Hold your hats, ’cause it’s
Lentil Soup Time!
Now, first of all, you may be wondering what’s up with the cat. Well, I believe that kitty there truly encompasses what most people think of lentils. People seem to that that they look like cat food, sometimes they smell like fat good, and, of course, if it looks like cat food and smells like cat food, it’s probably cat food.
Well, I say no way! Lentils are really good, especially if prepared properly.
However, that’s the key…preparing them properly. The good news is, it’s just not that hard! Once you master that trick, you will be on your way to wonderful lentils every time!!
Also, I mentioned this recipe has “pistou.” Don’t be afraid of the term, pistou is just pesto without the nuts!