In the unlikely event that you have leftover cheese,
make this frittata
Many cheeses are delicious melted over cooked vegetables,
but I’m especially into what Cantal does in this situation.
Cantal is a raw cow’s milk cheese with a firm, crumbly texture and a rich buttery flavor.
It melts into silk and its slight earthiness is a perfect match for hardy summer greens.
Shakshuka is a playful little dish of eggs baked in a spiced tomato sauce. It’s a cheap, easy, and delightful skillet meal that tastes especially fantastic when showered with feta. I added some kale to round out the meal, but it’s really all about those tender yolks. They’re begging for a triangle of warm pita to pierce their fragile skins,
so they can swirl into the cheesy sauce like lava.
I love me a nice, hot scramble – especially when it’s cheesy.
The cheese keeps it delicious even if you overcook the eggs.
Cheese has your back like that.
These cheesy scrambled eggs are light and springy with a goaty tang.
Smear onto some crunchy toast and
watch it spread like butter.
A clafoutis is a very simple French dessert that’s similar to a big baked pancake. It’s traditionally made with cherries,
but I went rogue and added apples and a big wedge of stinky camembert. Holy cow was that the right decision.
Just imagine cutting into a warm apple pancake only to discover a glistening pool of melted cheese.
My birthday is in late May (the 29th), so a couple weeks ago I hosted a brunch to celebrate. I gathered a few friends, poured a couple rounds of mimosas and set out a great feast of cheesy breakfast foods. The stand out favorite was this warm, custardy egg strata.
Egg strata is a baked casserole of stale bread, eggs, and a bit of milk – kind of like a baked french toast. It’s extremely easy and the modifications are limited only to your imagination- you can put just about anything in it. I had a bag of cheese curds on hand, a gift from The Lone Grazer creamery, so I decided to incorporate them into this strata with roasted tomatoes and fresh basil – a classic flavor combination. Why reinvent the wheel?
Death twitches my ear. “Live,” he says, “I am coming.”
– Virgil, Minor Poems, Copa
Treat every moment as an opportunity, lest all of life’s obligations arrest your happiness. A challenge is a chance to prove yourself, a mistake is a time to learn, a meal is a break for enjoyment. It’s all about that carpe diem. Live in the moment and drink in as much pleasure from life as possible, starting with a healthy breakfast.