So, I’m not a cheese lover. Don’t gasp with horror….I’m just not into cheese that much. In fact, I don’t ‘get’ the whole cheese ‘thing’. I like cheddar on my Mexican, and cheese on my pizza. However, I don’t particularly enjoy just munching on cheese.
I know…there are many of you Internets that think cheese is something you can’t live without. You savor it like you do fine wines (which is another thing I don’t ‘get’---I like cheap, sweet wine myself).
I also am not sure I ‘get’ the pairings of cheese with fruit and dessert.
That is, until the last wine tasting at Schnucks.
The cheese department manager ‘schmeared’ creamy brie on a thick, hearty cross between a wheat cracker and crunchy wheat bread…..and topped it with a fresh pear slice.
Oh, I forgot to mention, that I don’t like pears either. GRITTY!!!!
Anywho, at the tasting, I was quite leery of the combination. WHO FREAKING KNEW it would be awesome? I ate the leftover ones at the end of the tasting. I’m such a boor.
So, now I’ve been obsessing over fresh pears for weeks now. I bought the creamy brie and a different kind of thick wheat cracker (because the store I was at didn’t have the other brand), shortly after the wine tasting and the cracker sucked, but the brie and pears? YUM.
So, yesterday, while I was out for the 18th time to the grocery, I decided I needed to eat a little healthier. So, I bought some pears and brie. Cheese isn’t healthy you say? Well, these little ‘wee brie’ wedges only have 80 calories per. And since I’m not a cheese ‘lover’ per se, the little wedge ought to be just right. And it’ll give me dairy and protein!!
I bought a couple of fresh pears, and now I’m sitting here thinking about them. It’s not my break time, in fact, I haven’t even had my yogurt with Kashi ‘Go Lean’ yet. And damn it!! I forgot my coffee in the car (again).
I tend to do that…when I don’t grab my coffee first thing upon arrival to work, I forget it!! I drink the same coffee EVERY MORNING, so I don’t understand why I tend to forget my lovely coffee when I change up my routine. Like getting out of the car, putting quarters in the meter THEN getting my stuff out of the passenger seat to carry into work. EVERY TIME I do that I forget the coffee. Then I have to decide if I want to schlep out to the parking lot for my awesome coffee, or get the ‘just okay’ stuff from the cafeteria.
Monday’s shouldn’t be so complicated.
Son #1 graduates this Friday. Last Friday was his last day of high school…..ever.
I’ll leave you with a photo of his handsomeness (this was from Prom….May 9th).