Monday, March 30, 2009

Cheese Paring

There's an old epithet, "cheese-paring," which means being cheap. I'll admit it, I'm frugal. Sparing. Thrifty. Economical. Okay, cheap.

As I was cutting the rind off the raclette cheese prior to melting, I found myself wondering what one could do with it, rather than simply discard it. There wasn't much left, just a few thin wafers, but I somehow knew that a frugal Swiss housewife would have saved it for another meal.

So, here's my question: what would you do with the rind of a fairly soft cheese like this? Anything? Or am I being too cheeseparing?

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9 Comments:

Blogger Chilebrown said...

Hey Zoomie, Mojo & Oscar send a Get Well Soon!shoutout to Cora. We were all pretty sad to hear about that. Some bacon home made dog cookies would probably help with the healing process.

Monday, March 30, 2009  
Blogger namastenancy said...

You could use that cheese to flavor a quiche or soup or stock. Or is it enough to make a toasted cheese sandwich.
Plus I'm sending healing mojo to Cora.

Monday, March 30, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Toss the rinds into soups (and fish them out before serving if they are intact). Good with minestrone.

Monday, March 30, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, thanks for your thoughts and to Mojo and Oscar. She passed her vet checkup this morning with flying colors, although the ear is still in doubt. At least there's no sign of infection. Do you have a recipe for the bacon homemade dog cookies?

Nancy, interesting ideas - not enough for the cheese sandwich but I have some soup stock in the freezer I could add it to.

Cookiecrumb, another vote for the soup use - maybe I'll thaw some of my turkey soup stock and make minnestrone with that and the cheese. Mouth watering over here.

Monday, March 30, 2009  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

Why Yes, Go to MMG and search Dog Cookies. Scroll down and you will find a recipe for Bacon Dog Cookies.

Monday, March 30, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Hey, thanks, Paul! I will do just that!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, a question, do you keep the dog biscuits refrigerated after baking?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

They usually do not last very long. Never really thought about it. We can come over and get the excess so you do not have to worry about spoilage. Mojo and Oscar do reccomend using Nueske Bacon.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, okay, I'll remember where to send the leftovers! :-) Thanks!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  

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