Cheese Lovers Day

Hey guess what! I have just found out its #cheeseloversday – awesome! Surely this means I can skip the healthy eating for one day and indulge?! 

Reposting some cheesiness in celebration…..

Cheese member

Check out these recipes and celebrate this wonderful day…

Welsh Rabbit

Easy Cheesy Mushrooms on toast

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Cheese on toast catastrophe – message to the World…..and to Cheese

How can anyone get cheese on toast wrong, it’s got to be the most simple thing in the world to make, right?

Well, the other day, I was really looking forward to some cheese on toast! Let it be known that I love cheese more than life itself; the thought of eating cheese on toast actually makes me dribble a little bit; anyway…I made, what can only be described as, the worst choice EVER, by trying to counteract my cheesy naughtiness with………….granary bread! I know, what was I thinking?! It was the worst cheese on toast I’ve ever had in my entire life. 

I felt completely deflated and downright miserable, (I might have even cried a bit) not to mention really guilty about the fact the cheese was probably pretty excited at being taken out of the fridge to lie on a slice of thick white bread; if Cheese had hands it would have been rubbing them with glee and slapping on the Worcester sauce whilst humming a chirpy tune before lying under the heat of the grill….imagine it’s dismay on seeing the granary (WTF?) I can almost hear the scratchy sound of a needle being dragged across a record ruining Cheese’s happy thoughts. Poor Cheese. 

I am not dissing granary bread as a stand alone product I might add, I’m not a bully I wouldn’t exclude anyone/thing like that, I like marmite on granary toast and prawn Mayo sandwiches on granary – it has its uses. Cheese on toast is not one of them though.

To Cheese: I am so sorry! Please forgive me. I promise NEVER to do it again. I love you.

To People: do not try this at home.

No-ones feelings were hurt in the making of this blog post.

Runny Cheese on Toast (Welsh Rabbit)

I know, I know, it’s Welsh Rarebit, but when Mum used to do it for my sister and me we always used to call it Welsh Rabbit, it kinda stuck and now it feels weird calling it anything else.

I have adapted Mums recipe over the years to suit Beardy and Me and though we don’t have it that often (it’s not really substantial enough to fill us up), if you’ve been out for lunch it’s a good quick easy snack to make with little fuss…..

Ingredients

  • Cheddar (lots of it – grated)
  • 1 Egg per person (beaten)
  • Splash of Milk
  • Knob of Butter
  • Splash of Cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp Mustard (I sometimes use French and sometimes English – depends on my mood, wholegrain is also nice)
  • Couple of shakes of worcester sauce
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Obviously you can alter the mustard/seasoning/worcester sauce to your own taste

Method

  • Melt the butter with the milk in the pan (the ‘splash’ of milk should cover the bottom of the pan)
  • When the butter has melted add in the egg and also add the cheese, handful by handful
  • As the cheese is starting to melt add in the mustard
  • You should start to get something that looks like runny scrambled egg
  • Add in the rest of the cheese and cream if you’re using it.
  • Add some salt to season and lots of black pepper
  • Finally add in the worcester sauce
  • Serve on thick white toast/bagel/muffin

Some people like to put this under the grill afterwards to bubble up, which is equally as nice but I can’t be bothered to wait, so normally just pop it straight on the toast and scoff it down!

Most Welsh Rarebit recipes won’t have an egg in, but I prefer this as it’s not quite so runny and fills you up a bit more. I’ve seen a few other recipes which use Guinness instead of milk/cream too – might try that next time.

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook.

 

Easy Cheesy Mushrooms on Toast

cheesy mushrooms

It’s all about simple, quick dinners this week. Beardy has abandoned me for a week on a business trip, so I’m cooking for one and really can’t be bothered with anything that’s going to take longer than about 10 minutes…and yes! Shocker! I actually remembered to take a photo!!!

After Beardy, Bear and Boo, Cheese is my next big love (if you’re a follower you’ll know this already), then comes Mushrooms, so what better than a plate of Cheesy Mushrooms on Toast! Not very interesting you might think, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. No measurements, no messing, no mucking – just chucking! Hmmm, might make that my new motto.

Ingredients

  • Pack of mushrooms (I like to break them up with my fingers rather than cut with a knife as like mouthfuls of rustic chunkiness)
  • Butter
  • Handful of cheddar cheese
  • Couple of slices of brie (I had this left over so chucked it in)
  • Half a ball of mozzarella, torn up
  • Half a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard
  • Lots of black pepper

Method

Basically, fry off the mushrooms in a bit of butter for a few minutes and then chuck everything else in until you have a big gooey cheesy mess of loveliness (did I mention I love cheese?), pop on top of your toast/bagel/muffin and enjoy! Job done. Yummy in my Tummy.

(also yum with some blue cheese in place of the mustard).