Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blue Cheese Update . . .

. . . because I know you're oh so curious to find out how this

became this.
It wasn't easy.

After the marginal blue cheese bites and the quite wonderful pear and blue cheese salad, there were
these cute little blue cheese tartlets: a buttery crust, blue cheese filling, topped with walnuts. Tasty but not terrific.
Effort expended greater than results achieved.

Blue cheese salad dressing.
Kahuna: "This tastes a lot like mayonnaise."
Me: "That's because it is mostly mayonnaise."
Note to self: adding cranberry balsamic vinegar with deep red color to white mayonnaise-based blue cheese salad dressing gives food a creepily lumpy-mud look.

Blue cheese sauce.

To serve over grilled steak.
A keeper.
Recipe to come later this week.
Thank you, Kim at Easy French Food, for so generously sharing.
Since the blue cheese sauce recipe made lots, I had plenty left over to experiment with, using a Fettuccine with Blue Cheese Sauce recipe provided by Kathryn at Full Life, Simple Heart, as a start. To Kim's sauce, you add pine nuts, slivers of ham, and julienned raw spinach; serve over cooked fettuccine. Another keeper. (Unfortunately, all evidence of said meal has disappeared.) Thank you, Kathryn.

So there you have it. Lesson learned. In the near future, do not buy a hunk of cheese bigger than your face.
Unless, of course, you find a really good sale.

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Blogger Carpool Queen said...

I love steak and blue cheese. And steak and regular cheese. And basically any meat and dairy product.

And the lumpy-mud description made me cringe and laugh at the same time.

BTW, I'm making your pizza dough recipe this week. I'll let you know how it turned out.

June 1, 2009 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Sherri Murphy said...

whoa baby! These look delicious!

Hey, I'll be posting my new weekly "From my collection..." favorite recipes from my favorite cookbooks in a few minutes.

I gave you credit for the idea. It should be up around 8:30 am (CT).

June 1, 2009 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Thank you, Lynn, for the linky love. I appreciate you! I'm so glad that the recipe was a good one. I can't believe your family has worked through that blue cheese. I'm thoroughly impressed you haven't thrown any of it out. Great job!!! :)

June 1, 2009 at 6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lynn - I so admire you that you stuck with that big hunk of cheese and found so many ways to use it. I'm afraid after about the second experiment, I might have just "accidently" let it slip into the trash. :)

June 1, 2009 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Marta said...

Got it! I'll follow your advice, though I think I'd be happy using up that much blue cheese! I mean, there are worse things to get stuck with, right?!
I like the blue cheese sauce for that chicken and the vinaigrette looks good to me too, I'm sure the cranberry flavour was a nice balance :)

June 1, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love blue cheese. Cant wait to see the sauce recipe

June 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I am such a huge blue cheese lover but my husband can't stand it so I never buy it. You are so lucky to be able to create such delicious recipes with my this tasty cheese.

June 1, 2009 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my site! I'm off to take a look around yours... :)

June 2, 2009 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Okay, now I don't care for bleu cheese, but those tartlets look yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. I love comments... they make my day! :)

June 2, 2009 at 6:08 AM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Splitting my side with "a hunk of cheese bigger than my face..."

June 10, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

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