Friday, October 14, 2011

Culinary Adventures

While I have been busy lamenting the fact that my husband came home from France without sufficient chocolate supplies, I almost overlooked something important he brought home.
A tiny package wrapped in white paper with two small wheels of goat cheese -- chevre.
Somehow, just unwrapping that package and smelling the pungent cheese made up for the lack of chocolate.
What to do with the precious French cheese?
On Wednesday night, I cut a butternut squash in half, dribbled it with olive oil, salt and pepper then stuffed some sage leaves in the cavities. I put them face down in a baking pan for an hour then scooped out the insides. Pureed squash with goat cheese crumbled into it. That was good.
Last night, I cut thin slices of Italian bread and topped them with tomato slices, fresh basil, goat cheese and olive oil. I baked them in the oven for about 10 minutes. More yum.
This trip to France just keeps on giving. And we haven't even cracked open the wine yet.

5 comments:

Lucia said...

I love cheese~yum!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

A salad with chèvre chaude, or little croutons with thin slices of chèvre warmed under the broiler are good & it is also eaten drizzled with a little bit of honey which is good too. Enjoy your French treat!

Stephanie said...

I'm not worthy.

Linda said...

I second the salad with warm chevre cheese. My personal favorite.

judi said...

inspirational!

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