I can still fondly remember the cheese sandwiches my mom and grandma made. Browed in a fry-pan or on top of a wood-burning stove, preferably with extra sharp cheddar, a little mayonnaise, and margarine on the outside. One of the top delicious memories of my childhood.
I still make them once in a while, but mine can't compare to those in my memory.
I like all kinds of cheese except most blue cheeses I've purchased. I've tried those blue cheeses probably 20 times, but they taste nasty.
I did have a Roquefort (cheese) dressing on my salad once in a restaurant in California that was excellent. I now understand it's a type of blue cheese. Since then I've only found Roquefort cheese once in a store, and a dressing once. Although they were good, not nearly as good as that first dressing treat.
The other cheese I like, that I understand is a blue, is a type of Gorgonzola. What type I don't know. I'm going to have to pay more attention if I'm going to talk about it.
I think, like all food experiences, the taste of cheese is dependent on who makes it and with what ingredients.
I look forward to your comments on cheese, especially learning from you.
Alright, alright. So I now know what I'm having for supper tonight--a grilled ham and cheddar cheese sandwich using the last of my $12 a loaf gluten free bread I bought at a new bakery (never again).
Spud, I love blue cheese on salads. Like wine, I'm no expert on cheeses. I just know what I like (or don't).
Talking about wine, since I left the mormon church, I've been trying some of the no-no foods. Coffee, tea, and alcoholic beverages.
So far, I hate the one kind of beer I've tasted (horribly nasty stuff), and I don't like any drink with more than 3% alcohol (tastes like rotten fruit)(isn't that what it is?). That is I hate everything except one wine out of the 7 I've tried.
Nice to meet another wine disliker. lol.
I do remember tasting a second kind of beer, and disliking it also. Don't know what kind it was as it was in a barrel and I didn't think to ask.
I've had a bottle of Vodka hanging around unopened for several years now. I didn't buy it to drink, just to use for cleaning and other things I've been using rubbing alcohol for, because the Vodka is cheaper.
I opened it yesterday to de-glaze my "non-stick" frying pan that I cooked octopus in because I didn't have any Sherry left. Octopus produces the stickiest glue of any food I've seen!
Anyway, to make a long story short (too late!), I took a sip of the Vodka and found it unpleasant, and the 50% alcohol almost took my breath away.
The next strongest beverage I've tried was an imitation Port with 20% alcohol. It was not bad. A little sweet & chocolatey.
My husband doesn't often drink hard liquor, but he does like vodka and orange-juice, or vodka and tonic water occasionally when we are out somewhere. He drinks a beer or two almost every night after work. He likes to try different beers when he's out with friends, etc. which is not very often.
I suppose someone should start a discussion on alcoholic beverages, but I've been reluctant to because I don't know much about them, don't like most of them and don't intend on continuing to drink, at least not more than a taste here & there.
From what I've read, more than a taste is not good for our health. Once I determined I had enough self-control not to get hooked on them, I've just been tasting out of curiosity.
I've never been a "good" drinker. I would have 3 beers max at a party, and I had a "buzz" (usually), and then the feeling would go away and I could not drink one more drop. My stomach has always hurt when I drink hard-liquor in a cocktail, and I didn't like the feeling hard-liquor gave me anyway. I think I did one shot in my whole life that I remember. It did nothing for me.
A friend that broke-up with me last year because I put something on Facebook criticizing the old testament, and she asked why I was "attacking xtians," is an alcoholic, and she would actually get MAD at me that I wouldn't get drunk with her. Needless to say I don't miss her at all!!
Sounds like it's time to start a discussion on beers and ales and other things brewed!
Go ahead - the more the merrier!
Mindy, is the reason you can't take wine is that your stomach reacts badly to the 10% or so alcohol, or because it doesn't like something in the grapes?
It makes my reflux act-up, but I also can't stand the taste or smell. I can't drink hard liquor because of my reflux, but I also don't like the taste of most of that. I DO like beer, but not a lot of them. Nothing dark. I can only drink that on "good stomach days." :)
In my original post, it sounds like my grilled cheese sandwiches these days are not very good, but to clear-up any misunderstanding, they are very good.
Two days ago, I wanted one, but didn't have any cheddar, so I used pepper jack and loved it.