Thursday, May 31, 2012

Too Cheesy for Me

Last night I went to a restaurant with a few girlfriends of mine (all from the gym). None of us had been there before and we were eager to try out their extensive menu. We ordered a few starters to share - calamari, grilled mushrooms, and mini risotto balls. We then each ordered our main - I ordered pasta with grilled eggplant. Other orders on the table were shrimp risotto and pizza.

I know, it sounds like a lot of food. There were a lot of us there! Anyway. I was really surprised about how the appetizers were prepared. The calamari had huge dollops of may dropped all over them (why not just leave them to the side?), the grilled mushrooms were topped with tons of cheese and garlic, and the risotto balls ... well, all I could think was, where's the risotto? This is just fried cheese!

Seriously. So much freakin' cheese. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE cheese, but this was too much. Besides I don't think the cheese enhanced any of the flavors. Rather it just made everything taste of ... well, cheese!

My pasta with eggplant was excellent, once I removed the two inches of cheese that they had put on top of the dish. Even after removing it I felt like there was too much of a cheesy taste.

Nobody else thought that it was too cheesy, though I do think that most of their meals looked like they were heavy on the cheese. I will probably try this restaurant one more time but next time ask them to hold the cheese and see if it makes a difference.


I'm finally on summer vacation!

To say that our last day of the semester was tedious would be an understatement ... but, it's over and now I'm free until September. I am so happy!

Most of my day was spent at work today and then I caught up with some more (endless) errands.

I've been trying to focus on my Mexico paper, but I'm just not in the mood. I'd much rather be reading blogs than articles on qualitative research :)

Still, I took time off from working out in order to get my writing done so I better get to it, otherwise sitting at the desk will just lead to the negative consequences that I posted about a few months ago ... and I definitely don't want to be spreading in that direction anymore!! 


  1. I am a cheese lover. I am not sure I can believe you on the to much cheese thing. :) You sound like my bff. She knows what she likes and how it should be made. I keep telling her to open a restaurant, It would be amazing. Maybe you should too. :)

    1. This was the first time that I felt like there was too much cheese. Maybe my taste is changing since I haven't been eating much cheese lately?
      I'm definitely going to increase my experimenting in the kitchen ... a restaurant would be a dream :)

  2. I used to have a theory that food could always be made better with the addition of two things: whip cream or cheese. And I wonder how I got to be 200lbs...anyway...I hear ya on things being too cheesey. Like salt, it's one of those things that a little goes a long way. You can't really enjoy the mushroom if it's covered with cheese, ya know? Because all ya taste is the cheese!

    Yay for summer vacation!!


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