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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Cheese Stands Alone

Last week I stopped into the Randalls near my office and while I was picking up a few needed items, i also trolled by the clearance sections to see if there were any deals for the taking.  

I passed on the 8 oz package of cheese that was marked down 50% because the original price they were marking it down from was $8!  I did pass up $8 and $16/lb cheese.  However these packages were right next to the crazy stuff.  Perhaps that was miss-marked because these 2lb packages were also an original price of $8.  So $2/lb is what I consider to be very close to a best price for cheese, so I picked them up because it would save me a trip to Sam's where the cheese is $1.80/lb.  
I know, I know.  You are asking what are you going to do with six pounds of cheese that the store said was about to go bad.  Well, I'm glad you asked.

First I cut it up into large blocks, like this:
Then I put it through my grater attachment on my mixer, like this:
then into ziploc bags like this: 
I left out just enough for the dinner I was making tonight a little colby jack mix.  Finally I put the rest into the big freezer for the next time I need grated cheese, I'll have it already grated.  St pointed out to me yesterday when we talked about cheese, among a few other things, that grating your own cheese is indeed better than what you buy in the store.  Know why??? Because at home you don't put the anti-caking powder (potato starch) onto it so....(wait for it)... The cheese stands alone.  :)  

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