I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine a while back (a brother from another mother). He had just picked up a generous bucket of chicken wings (at 1:30 in the morning) and was explaining to me that, in his opinion, his "people's" obsession with chicken was not an unfounded stereotype at all, but God's honest truth and a scientific fact.
He then turned the tables on me, asking if I was Anglo-Saxon. I responded that to my knowledge, I didn't have a single drop of Anglo-Saxon blood in my veins. He then asked, "well, are you European?" I confirmed that I was indeed of European descent. He responded, "then I know what your favorite food is......... you guys LOVE CHEESE." I replied with a fit of approving laughter, and then I almost hit a deer with StB's car.
The lesson to take away from this story: I do indeed LOVE CHEESE. With that in mind, I have a recipe that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your, uh... "cheese tooth" (FYI, if you actually have a tooth that in any way resembles cheese, you should consult a dental professional).
To make Gjetost-Raspberry Bruschetta with Dates Batonette, you'll need:
1/4 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Cream
1/2 Cup Ski Queen Gjetost Cheese (found in the specialty cheese section of any decent grocery store)
2-3 Tablespoons Raspberry Preserves
4-6 Dates (by the way, this recipe is so good it will get you all the dates you could ever want)
Making the Cheese Spread
Decking out the Bruschetta
PS: I just tried my leftover cheese spread on some vanilla ice cream............ PROMISED LAND.
So, now my Thanksgiving Feast is complete!
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And in the Spirit of Thanksgiving, Thank You!
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