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Sometimes only cheese on toast will do

My Godmother use to make me cheese on toast for “supper” with a big mug of steaming cocoa.  It’s my go to lunch when the cupboard is bare and a little quick warmth is required. Shop bought bread is usually my choice.  I buy a small loaf (Brennans Half and half) every now and then and stick it in the freezer for the toasted cheese sandwich emergency.


Cheese on Toast

Cheese on Toast

Then there’s the whole butter- no butter debate.  I like to toast one side under the grill, then turn over and butter the non grilled side.  Next the cheese goes on.  Then re grilled until golden and bubbly.

We don’t eat “red” cheddar, only white.  And we usually have either Kilmeadan or Wexford types in the fridge.  But I’m not particularly fussy when I’m melting it anyway.  We use to always use Kilmeadan but have been a bit miffed that its now not produced a) in Kilmeadan, or even b) Waterford.  Humph.  Sometimes if the cheddar is a little dry, I’ll put a knob of butter on the top.  Cause there aren’t enough calories on it anyway (LOL)

I rememver when my Dad got a toasted sandwich maker.  I reckon I made 20 at least in the first month.  Cheese toasties all the way.  Dad use to also break an egg into one oof the sides, but I could never go there myself.

In fact, after the novelty of the sandwich maker wore off, I never really went for closed sandwiches toasted.  I’ve stuck to the open ones.

Posh Cheese on Toast

Posh cheese on toast for me consists of French bread, some really creamy goats cheese, and top class onion marmalade. Even thinking about it is making me hungry.  Brie is also good, but a real Monte Enebro from Spain makes this the most perfect dish, paired with a Moscatel Pasas. *sigh*.  Maybe for Christmas Eve.







Cottage Cheese and Beetroot for Lunch?

I was perusing a magazine, in which there was the usual “back to school” lunch ideas.  I don’t know about yours, but mine wouldn’t touch Cottage Cheese with Beetroot. No thank you.  Wouldn’t touch it myself to be honest, but I’m not really a fan of cottage cheese- reminds my of weight watchers.

My eldest when asked every day in Primary school what he wanted in his sandwich, always gave the same reply- ham and cheese.  Jords went through stages of wraps or rolls, but in the end, in the majority of cases it was some sort of meat and cheese.

Feed the Parents Xmas 2012

Posh Nosh at the weekend

I am funny when it comes to lunch, I either want a really good sandwich (good bread, then not too much filling), or something as simple as an apple and a yoghurt.  Other days I am just ravenous- and could eat everything put in front of me.  But unfortunately, unless it’s a late lunch, I find I am just as hungry again in the evening.

Soda Bread Chicken Sandwich

Soda Bread Chicken Sandwich

So until the weather gets colder and it’s soup time, lunches will consist of cheese and tomato.  Boring you might say? Not at all… the tomatoes are perfect at the moment, and there is nothing better than pairing them with a good cheddar cheese, or a nice French Camembert.

So, what do you like for lunch?I’d love to be organised enough to have something slightly different every week, but alas due to the fact that I am not a morning person- that’s never going to happen!  And as you know from previous posts, finding a good lunch can be very hard.  Sometimes only a toasted special with chips is your only man!

Of course most lunches are improved when on holidays and a small glass of vino is included…..