for as long as i can remember, odin’s favorite meal has been beans and rice and cheese and kale. and i think it’s not just because it’s covered in three types of yummy dairy ( cheese, sour cream and butter ). and it’s certainly not because of its association with The Dog Food Burrito Incident 🙂
rather, i think it shows the power of early experiences of a good meal combined with fond memories of friends, as it was a frequent lunch dish at the local walforf school. all the kids loved the hot meal made from scratch with organic ingredients by Jim The Cook.
don’t get me wrong, mac and cheese and pizza are still on his top five list but i think his love of beans and rice and cheese and kale with last a long time.
one day and 1,400 or so miles later we’re back in the wisconsin where the delicacy found at gas stations is fresh cheese curds instead of salt fish.
“daaaaaang, that is a beautiful pile of shredded cheese.”
i think i probably should be embarrassed to admit that in public.
( ov raw sharp cheddar, of course. )
we launched some new medium cheddar and pepper jack and thought i knew which would be his favorite.
odin loves ov cheddar cheese. in fact, he’ll tell you it’s his favorite cheese ( specifically ov raw sharp which i find amusing because when i was his age if it wasn’t pizza cheese or american cheese i didn’t want to anything to do with it ). but he mostly eats it on dishes – primarily tacos and beans and rice and cheese and kale – and not as a snack. he likes pepper jack, but it’s not even a top five favorite.
so, easy bet, right? medium cheddar would be a home run. bzzzzzzt. he and his buddies loooooooove the pepper jack. we can’t keep enough of it in the house.
you’d expect cheddar to outsell pepper jack so it’ll be interesting to see if odin and his buddies predict a national counterintuitive trend.
maybe we need to get him into the product development process a little earlier 🙂
apparently, glenn danzig is branching out into artisan cheese.
i would be remiss to not point out updated organic valley cream cheese packaging 🙂
not sure why it took me so long to think about making stuffed crust pizza with organic valley mozzarella stringles but i’m glad it finally came to me! easy peasy to wrap the crust around a stringle and bake like usual.
woila – cheesy stuffed crust!
No breakfast. No lunch. Big time score and save before I fell off blood sugar cliff. Dane county airport cashier did double take at my “I like milk” button and organic valley logo coat but I can’t imagine it’s first time ov employee has grabbed emergency roadie stringles 🙂