It really is labeled "Frying Cheese" at the Latino grocery store a few blocks over. I don't know more than that! I can't quite remember what led me to buy this cheese a few years ago, or how I knew what to do with it. It's only about $4 a pound - not expensive for cheese. And you slice it up, toss it in a frying pan, and it tastes so good, like grilled cheese good, only faster.
We like it with any food remotely Latino. Here it was burritos with cabbage salad.
I like exploring ethnic grocery stores.. . .fingering exotic ingredients, peeking at the other customers' carts and clothing. . .the reminder that I am very white, middle-class American and not everybody is. It's what I like about thrift stores, too, versus the mall: the thrill of fulfilling my shopping list with what's available or scrapping the list altogether, the way my taste is shifted and broadened by seeing things I didn't know existed. What do you think?
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."