Among the things that you will always find in my pantry is various forms of cheese. Whether it is the creamy ricotta or cream cheese, or the hard mature Cheddar, the stringy Mozzarella, or good old Indian paneer or even the Britannia or Go Cheese cubes and slices. I find cheese to be the savior ingredient.
There is so much that can be done with cheese in the kitchen, grate some mix with a veggie and stuff it in a parantha or kids. Perfect for any meal, even to be packed in lunch box. Sprinkle it on the bread, throw some veggies and grill it in 5 minutes for an evening snack which is yummy and protein rich. Whisk together some cream cheese, ricotta, peri-peri sauce for a finger licking delicious dips if you have sudden guests. Grate and throw some on your morning omelet to make even more tasty. Cheese slices and cubes make for the perfect ready snack or cocktail bites, something one can serve with zero guilt.
So many ideas, so many different types of cheese to experiment with that I often wonder why don’t we stock it in enough in Indian kitchens.
The child has been home for the past 6 days and in this time cheese really has been my best friend. He and his friends have been going in and out of the house, cycling, skating and then running in saying “WE ARE HUNGRY” and it is cheese that has come to my rescue every time. From just handing them the slices, to making a dip and giving them with bread slices to making cheese cutlets to the Bacon, pesto and cheese bombs we made yesterday. I was thanking God this morning that I had picked my stock of cheese from Nature’s Basket last week, my preferred place to buy good cheese in the city. They stock a really good variety of Gourmet cheese and one can order – grated, cubed or full blocks of cheese from them and they deliver as well.
Yesterday evening, when the child demanded something special these bombs are what I made. I have been eyeing them since I saw them on Crunchy Creamy Sweet. So I kind of made my own version of the same for the gang of hungry boys jumping breathing down my neck. I had to really scream and shout for them to let me take photos of this and I’ll tell you a secret if you don’t tell them. I told them they have to wait 10 minutes before eating so the cheese in the middle doesn’t burn their tongues 😉
These bacon wrapped bites got a big thumbs up and were wiped down in not time out. So don’t wait much, order your cheese from Nature’s Basket and make them. Weekend is almost here and it is time for indulgence after all!