Monday, March 29, 2010

Mucho Queso!

Today, my niece Stacy (AKA the nieciest niece) posted the following inquiry on Facebook:

“Curious. Does anyone besides my family eat a piece of cheese with their leftover waffle syrup?”

Oh. My. Goodness. I totally forgot about that!

Growing up in Wisconsin, I can tell you that all the rumors/jokes about Wisconsinites eating a lot of cheese really are true. Wisconsinites eat an abundant amount of cheese. And they eat it with almost everything.

I can tell you that in the house where I grew up, we always had a plate of sliced cheese, with every meal. It was just something that we took for granted, a normal part of every family mealtime.

And in case you’re wondering, a slice of cheese with maple syrup is really good. I just totally forgot about it until Stacy brought it up. Now I’m dying to try it again.

Then my sisters Sheri and Bonnie joined in the Facebook conversation and mentioned their love of cheese dipped in applesauce, and strawberry jam and cheese sandwiches.

Wow! It had been a long time, but I remember eating both of those combos growing up, and loving how they tasted—especially strawberry jam and cheese sandwiches. Those were a staple of my childhood. Yum yum yum! I also remembered how much I used to like eating peanut butter and cheese sandwiches. Delicioso!

I know, I know—to those of you who didn’t grow up in Wisconsin, it may seem pretty odd to pair cheese with syrup, applesauce, peanut butter, or jam—but believe me, it’s all good.

Don’t knock it ‘till you try it!


Barb said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit! Just kidding. I'm not sure I'll be running out to try it anytime soon but who am I to knock anything. I like my french toast with salt & pepper instead of syrup.

Sling said...

You already know how much I love me some Tuna Helper with applesauce mixed in. :)
Cheddar cheese and applesauce are a great combo too!

sageweb said...

I would like any of those combos..I like cheese tho.

Buck said...

In the household I grew up in, we all put brown gravy on our mac & cheese. To this day, mac & cheese without brown gravy just doesn't seem right.


cheese..wrapped in bacon...dipped in bbq sauce..just saying

Random Thinker said...

Yuck and double yuck. I've been known to eat a cheese and horseradish sandwich but cheese and strawberry jam. You Wisconsinites really are a little touched when it comes to chees.

Maria said...

the only thing that I really like with a piece of cheese is a cracker.

Mom said...

Love cheese - but not sure I could eat it with syrup. Sounds disgusting.

Saint Dolores said...

Cuz really what is cheese, but a solid and tangy cream? I bet your people eat it on apple pie too...I must try that.

(ps Happy to have found your blog in my surf tonight.)