Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday: Cheese Day

Well, it's Sunday again. That means 'research' for my cheese job. Today's spread included a couple of yummies! NEW FAVORITES!
This one is a Raclette. I stuck the wedge in a pie plate, and let it melt in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes, or so. Then we spread it on slices of baguette...DEEE-lishous!!
Along with the Raclette, we had a few left from last week's spread, an apple, some sweet-hot peppers, a chianti salami, and wine.

The other new cheeses for this weekend were a Manchego (which Hubby requested, upper middle of the plate). A Chimay (the top left of the plate) which has a surprisingly tasty rind with a bit of a crunch. The rind is washed with Chimay beer! The description I read somewhere said it has a 'beefy' taste. I don't know if I'd say that, but it is certainly a yummy, flavorful cheese. And, my new favorite cheese...St. Andre triple cream (top right of plate)! OMG...YUM! It's creamy and clean and...I am terrible at describing tastes, but it's just so delicious! I thought the 62% Supreme brie I had last weekend was the best ever...I even ate the whole thing myself! For lunch...baked with honey and almonds! So good! The wine was good, too, but it's beginning to be about the cheese.
Unfortunately, the cheese JOB is becoming increasingly annoying. It's a part time job and every week there is some sort of 'task' I have to do...but I never get enough time to do it. This new task is so ridiculous, I am considering giving up the order...come up with two sign ideas for my section! Why do we have people specifically to make signs if I have to come up with my own stuff!? I'm not creative in that way so they are getting ideas like 'we got your goat' and 'our cheese is grate' (get it 'grate'...instead of grated cheese...!? haha?).
Oh, and here's a fun tidbit...I have to have a 'huddle tasting' for the a.m. crew. No big deal, really...I just need to have tasters of the 5 cheeses I have in the upcoming flyer. Except I have to do it this Thursday. Also on that Thursday, I have to reset my whole section to prepare for the flyer, which doesn't even come out until the following MONDAY. And the BEST part, is that is also the day I have to send my precious Hanzo to kitty heaven! Like I really want to get stuck at work late that day! At least I'll be so distracted ALL DAY that I won't have to think about what happens after work.
I know...stop complaining...I'm trying to be better about that, but my mood has just been dumpy lately and I just can't do anything about it right now.

Trying to also plan a little get-together with my girls for my birthday is proving to be fairly difficult. I think it will just end up being cocktails and a cake! As long as I'm distracted and not just sitting and sobbing for my birthday...that's the main goal!


  1. I like "Got your goat!" That's cute! Definitely fitting to the feel of the place, too.
    That really sucks that you have to deal with all of that stuff on Thursday, but looking at it as a distraction sounds helpful. You're very "glass half full." But don't apologize for being down in the dumps. You're going through some very tough, very emotional stuff.
    I'm still trying to figure out at way to work it so that I can get Wednesday off. Switching it with the other girl that works the barns would short her two hours. I'll see what I can do. Otherwise, I work until 4 and will bring a change of clothes to work so I can come straight over afterwards. Two shakes, I promise. Love you! Good luck on Thursday. If you want some extra company that evening, feel free to call me, and I'll come after work at four.

  2. Thanks, Renee. if you can't come out until after four, don't sweat it. and you can shower here, too, if you feel gross...i don't mind! i work in a kennel and have horses across the one would probably even notice! :)
    jason is taking the day off thursday so i'll be fine, but thanks for the offer.
    so...i'll see you in a week or so!! :)

  3. It's okay to feel down...need to do this once in awhile..

    Love the cheese puns...all sort of fitting and "cheesy"...yuck! And I always do get hungry after reading your cheese reviews...could be very fattening if I had read this before I went shopping for the week!

  4. Chimay is one of my favorite beers. I also heard the monks used to open the doors to vats in the olden days to use natural yeast. :)