Do you ever have one of those moments when you run across something so brilliantly and simply wonderful that you have to ask yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" I had that moment yesterday in the form of a grilled cheese with bacon and pear. A little history- M and I tend to have little fruit and cheese picnics for dinner a lot. Sometimes I'll make bread or popovers to go with the fruit and cheese, and sometimes I'll pick up a baguette and call it a day. We vary the cheeses (havarti, brie, VERMONT cheddar, gouda) and we keep the fruit seasonal (peaches, necatarines, berries, pears, apples). Back before we had a bun in the proverbial oven, there was usually wine involved, too. Yum. Wine.
Thought interruption- Otis just tried to eat a screw. I have no idea where he got it.
Back to food. I ran across a new favorite blog yesterday: Simply Recipes, and I saw a recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and pear. It's so deceptively simple and perfectly contradictory. Seriously, I can't believe it took seeing this sandwich to make me think of it. Just the same, I made them for dinner last night...I cheated the southern-food-gods and used wheat bread and turkey bacon, but I did use real butter. It was delish...served with sliced apples and grapes. I highly encourage anyone who sees this to make yourself one immediately. I also made Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies yesterday, and those were wonderful, too. M brought the entire cookie jar into the living room last night to partake of their tastiness.
I am so happy that I like food again.