Fairway grocery store is DELICIOUSLY evil.
I was seriously walking through the store MOWING DOWN on a very fresh baguette. I got a few *choice* stares from other shoppers. Probably because WHO CAN BE SILENT as they chew fresh bread???
I picked up an apple, some cheeses, a baguette and a six-pack of cider.
A glorious lunch, if I do say so myself.
In England they call this a Ploughman’s Lunch.
Um…how do you pronounce that? I thought it was plow-man’s…but it’s spelled differently than I would think. Should this be plough like dough??
English is haaaaaard. Uh oh. Now I sound like Jim Gaffigan.
Anyway, so the bread I DIDN’T eat out of the bag at the grocery story was the focal point of our lunch today. It was like a picnic at the kitchen table.
I sliced up the apple, I unwrapped all the cheeses and laid them out on a plate, I opened the ciders…simplicity in and of itself.
With good quality ingredients like these – who needs complications??
Ploughman’s Lunch (our version) by Me
1 loaf Baguette – the fresher the better!
1 Green Apple – you need a good tart crunchy apple to balance the creaminess and richness of the cheeses.
A Variety of Cheeses **Today we had Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella Balls, Blue Cheese (I think it was a domestic version of roquefort), and a Peppadew Pepper embedded Cheddar.
Beer or Cider **We had Woodchuck Cider.
Good Chocolate for dessert **We had a bar of Vanilla Smoke from Mast Brothers Chocolates in Brooklyn.
1- Slice apple thinly.
2- Unwrap cheeses.
3- Clear off the kitchen table.
4- Shovel deliciousness into your mouth and make ooooooh-ing noises as you chew.
5- Try to allow your husband to eat some of the food as well.
Note to self:
Incorporate more cheeses and ciders into my life.
Oh, and fresh bread. Fresh bread is sooooooooo goooooooood.