Guys, I love cheese. Seriously, it’s just so delicious.
Tonight, Mal and I spent a lovely evening with family, enjoying wonderful food, wine, and conversation. My cousin, Meeghan, is in town visiting from New Mexico, so we got together for a Raclette dinner. (Our family likes to get together and eat cheese! 😉 )
Raclette is one of my favorite cheese meals ever. I might even enjoy it more than fondue!
To go along with our Raclette cheese, we had red potatoes, onions, Kielbasa, broccoli rabe, and steak tips.
We also had croissants! Croissants + melty cheese = heaven on earth!!!
I drank at least 3 glasses of Chardonnay with dinner. It was one of those nights– lots of laughing and reminiscing! 😉
Speaking of reminiscing, my sister and I remembered that, as kids, we were not “allowed” to drink milk when we ate Raclette for dinner. (The adults worried that the combination of milk + Raclette might give us a stomach ache.) Soda was a treat (not a dinner beverage), so the only options for drinks were water or hot tea. We probably could have asked for juice, but it never occurred to me to ask for OJ with my stinky cheese.
Now that I am older, it’s funny to think about what else my mom said wasn’t “allowed.” Here are a few examples that my sister and I laughed about tonight:
- Adding ice to your milk (why would you?!?)
- Naming your children after celebrities or Disney characters
- Watching Star Trek
(My sister and I have a weird sense of humor! 😉 )
Now-a-days, if my sister and I joke around with my mom about all of the things she told us as kids, her response is always the same: “I never said that!” LOL! Ok, mom! 😆
I ate so much Raclette cheese tonight! It was awesome!
I dominated the cheese + croissants. Holy yum!
For dessert, I baked a batch of my Oatmeal Raisin Bars. They were definitely a hit!