Monday, April 19, 2010

Food: Recipes for Survival #5: Continental

The last of my Recipes for Survival series is more of a food style change than a recipe.  You can teach your kids how fast food and a good, home-made meal don't have to be mutually exclusive.  One of the ways you can do that is with a European custom... that sometimes you can have a simple dinner of nothing more than a good loaf of bread (real, honest, crusty bread... not Wonder bread), a good cheese, and some fruit. 

Dozens of times my daughter and I will sit down with a cheese plate I've sliced myself, a good italian or french loaf of bread, and grapes. cantaloupe, or pears.  We often like a good, smokey cheddar, some quality mozzarella, or those soft mini-cheeses like Baby Bell.  We'll dip the bread in italian dressing.  The adults can have a nice wine.  It's all very homey.

Best of all, it takes maybe five minutes to prepare and if you watch your cheeses, there's very few preservatives or additives involved.

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