Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Frugal cheese

What is working for me this week? Well, a number of things aren't working for me, but this one sure is.

Miss Naomi likes cheese. Oh, boy, does she like to eat slices of cheese. And not the cheap processed stuff - it has to be the real McCoy block cheese that costs an arm and a leg. So how to make this fit into the Cherished Household budget??

Take 1 vegetable peeler. Take your block of cheese. Apply one to the other. Voi'la, as the French would say!

I use the peeler to shave off very thin slices of cheese from the block - enough to satisfy the tastes of our little cheese monster, but frugal enough to make the block last for ages, and soooo easy to cut. I am useless at cutting straight slices off with a knife - they are too chunky, hard for little ones to easily eat and wasteful of the cheese. But this way, everyone is happy! And it makes slicing cheese for sandwiches so easy as well.
Now head on over to Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for more great tips.


Colleen said...

Neat idea! Our little one will only eat real cheese too. Have a nice week!

Kirby3131 said...

That is an excellent idea! I do that with frozen butter, too. When allw e have is frozen butter and I want to put some butter on the hot veggies - I don't use as much butter that way, either.

Have a great day!

queenoftheclick said...

This is a great idea for dieting as well!

The Apron Queen said...

Now why didn't I think of that! We have a cheese monster at our house too! :D

Come check out my finger-licking good, messy, sticky. but SUPER easy BBQ ribs:

Kara said...

Great idea. Little One loves cheese too and this would be much less of a mess than the shredded cheese I pile on her highchair:)