Okay, today I’m going in a slightly different direction as far as the Giving Thanks Project goes. I was thinking about what I was thankful for today, and I realized it had to be…processed cheese.
Let me back up. I don’t eat too much cheese these days, only a couple of times a week (okay, maybe that’s a lot? but I want it MUCH more, so it doesn’t feel like a lot.) Sometimes I like to make scrambled eggs with cheese. I will add other stuff like spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onions, salsa, olives, whatever I have on hand. The last time I made this, I used swiss cheese. I really like swiss cheese, especially with turkey on a sandwich. But it didn’t work in my scramble–it simply disappeared into the mix. I felt the calories were totally wasted! I couldn’t even tell there was cheese at all 🙁
I wanted that awesome MELT-i-ness in my egg scramble. And I think, really, the only answer is to use a processed cheese. I got some slices of processed cheddar cheese from the deli at the grocery store, and tada! They are PERFECT for this. So today for lunch I had eggs, spinach, mushroom, a slice of delicious processed cheddar cheese (not even sure how that works but it melts like a dream and tastes great!), and for the added protein after a tough workout, a bit of tuna also. It was absolutely delicious! Thank you, PROCESSED CHEESE (click here for wiki entry to learn more about processed cheese versus real cheese).