Family, friends and good food are the foundations of our lives. We celebrate with them, mourn with them and nothing can bring us comfort more than a steaming bowl of soup or a slice of chocolate cake except for the love of our family and friends...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Cheese on the Go

I can't rave enough about this little cooler for cheese sticks that Sargento Cheese has come out with! I received mine free with a package from

Now anyone who knows us here at our house knows that we just love Cheese!!! Althea, my granddaughter loves cheese and is as close to a vegetarian as anyone in our family has ever been. While she may eat a small bit of turkey or chicken we depend upon cheese and nuts to provide her with her protein.

I love Sargento cheese sticks as they come in various flavors and keeping her interested in her food is important. We also buy the sliced cheese as well and Althea's favorite is Muenster although she calls it Monster.

Cheese is so versatile, not only in how you use it but in the flavors and textures it comes in. I love a crisp apple and a few cubes of cheese for a snack, and so does Althea. Grilled Cheese, yes please! And don't get me started on Macaroni and Cheese, I could write a book on the various recipes I have tried. My mother loved for me to make my homemade cheese sauce and I believe I will sit down this weekend and dedicate an entire blog to it and some of my mother uses for cheese.

So to and Sargento I must say thank you for the little snack cooler, I only have one question... where might I purchase a few more?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Punting, Passing and Pickled Shrimp!

I can't remember the last time my husband of 33 years asked me to make a special meal. He has always been content to eat what was before him regardless of how it looked or tasted; even the 10 alarm Chili I made decades ago.

But recently he decided to stay home one more night (yep he travels) and then told me he was going to watch The Super Bowl and maybe we could have junk for supper. Now junk suppers around here can be anything but they normally consist of finger foods or nibbles such as wings, sliders, etc.

Here I was thinking he was really missing me when what he was really missing or was afraid of missing was a dang football game and some good grub...