Advice for planning a four (4) to seven (7) course meal.
17. Salad. Have you ever eaten a delicious salad that contained only vegetables? Neither have we.
A “frappé” is a drink at McDonald’s. Starbucks does not have “frappés.” If you order a “frappé” instead of a Frappuccino, you will sound stupid and your barista will judge you, no questions asked.
In other news, when I returned to my dorm room, I found that my makeshift freezer was room temperature. I bagged the next two days’ worth of ice cream, labeled them aggressively, and put them into the communal dorm freezer.
20. Itself. Because sometimes, all we want is cheese, and only cheese.
2. Pasta. Either grate some fancy parmesan over your dish or go full-blown mac-and-cheese…whichever suits your style.
I went to bed with a stomach full of liquid ice cream, confused as to how I was still surviving.
In the second half, UNC forfeited the game after a player got injured. An unfortunate event for my team, but truthfully very fortunate for me. The score was 6-6, so we technically didn’t lose? #GTHC.
According to director Darren Aronofsky, the two actors shared a bottle of tequila before filming the very talked about sex scene. Another on-set source told The Hollywood Reporter it “got everyone relaxed.” Similar to Margot Robie, they weren’t trying to get drunk, they just wanted to lessen their nerves. Mila denied these claims, so I’ll leave this one for you to decide.
1. Chips. Microwave with cheese for 30 seconds, add some toppings, and you’ve just made the easiest, most delicious nachos to ever to exist.
Monday morning, I went downstairs to the common room to find that someone had eaten all of my ice cream. Joking – every pint was still there.
3. Crackers. This classy snack never gets old. Triscuits with cheddar is especially yummy.
Sunday turned out to be torture-Meredith-with-food day. I had to attend two dinners and politely sip water through gritted teeth. The second dinner (with my a club lacrosse team) was bearable only because I’ve sworn off Chipotle post-E. coli scare. I brought my pint of melting Mint Chip as my teammates chowed down on chips and guac.
I’ve always been a proponent of a heathy lifestyle, but it wasn’t until now that I fully understood the phrase, “calories are not created equally.” I was eating over 1200 calories a day, which theoretically should have been enough, but I was entirely lacking whole grains and vegetables, important complex carbohydrates that are necessary for focus and energy.
For a sit-down dinner of say 4-8 people, select 3-4 different styles of cheese, place wedges or rounds on a large plate, garnish with a few simple matching accompaniments and partner with some crusty bread or crackers in a separate bowl or basket.
“Kayla,” I exclaimed, “it doesn’t work that way!”
For almost all meals, if you are wondering what utensil to use, start from the outside and work your way in.
I could hardly contain my excitement. I started to spread the word that my dream of an all ice cream diet was finally becoming a reality. A few days after the order was placed, a gigantic box filled with dry ice arrived at my doorstep.
Serve with crusty French baguette and crispbreads such as those made by South Cape.
You just ordered a small hot drink one minute ago, so, no, this large iced drink is not yours. I don’t get this. You think that all of these people that have been waiting here longer than you are just standing around for fun? This venti Frappuccino with whipped cream is not your tall hot chai tea latte. We make drinks in order, so your order is not going to be ready right after you pay.
It’s clear that nobody actually knows what a caramel macchiato is and that they are just ordering it because it sounds cool, but please don’t. If you want to know what a drink is, ask your barista. We love to share our knowledge.
When we ask you if you want room for cream in your coffee, it is so that there is space in the cup to put milk in if you wish. That’s not such a hard concept, is it? If not, then why do people ask for no room but then go over and dump half a cup of hot coffee into the trash to add milk? Please stop doing this. The trash bags are already disgusting when we get around to changing them, and dumping liquid in them just makes it worse.
I received a text from my best friend asking to meet up for lunch. Normally I would have turned the opportunity down, but Kaley had purchased a pint of Halo Top and wanted to eat it with me in solidarity.
Even if you don’t know the Starbucks lingo, you can ask for a “large” and we’ll know what it means, but, please, don’t give us some really complicated order without saying what size so we can actually mark the cup as you say it. It just gets really repetitive having to ask customer after customer what size drink they want while trying to remember their orders.
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Choose from Fetta (plain or marinated), Bocconcini, Goat’s cheese, Fruit/Savoury cheeses, Brie or Camembert or even a piece of Parmesan.
I wished to eat anything but ice cream. My mouth was dry and my head throbbed. I felt like I had gotten four hours of sleep and been stranded in the middle of desert. Except that I’d slept for eight and always drink 64 ounces of water a day.
4. Tomatoes. Mix with some mozzarella and add a little olive oil, and you’ll think you’ve been transported to a fancy Italian restaurant.
In general, allow 20-30 grams of each cheese per person, but no more than a total of 100-120 grams per person
The following day, I bought two pints at Whole Foods to try it. This isn’t fake ice cream that tastes like frozen water (I’m looking at you, Arctic Zero). As someone who has tried two different juice cleanses in her life, I desperately wanted to do this “ice cream cleanse.” For science, of course. Ten days seemed excessive, so I decided on five.
About a month ago, I read GQ’s article on a 10 Day Ice Cream Diet. Long story short, one of their writers ate five pints of Halo Top ice cream a day for ten days straight. After five days he lost 5 pounds; by the end he’d lost 10. Impossible, I thought. After spending a semester abroad in Florence, I was having serious gelato withdrawals. Could Halo Top be the answer to my frozen-treat prayers?
Table manners for eating cheese at a formal dinner. At a formal dinner, a cheese tray is passed with the salad or fruit course, along with toasted crackers.
There is an old northern saying: apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze. Likewise, it's a sorry cheeseboard that doesn't involve varied extras. For instance, a piece of sharp, dry Lancashire eaten with rich, dark fruit cake is one of life's great gastronomic rollercoasters. But what works?
How to eat cheese
I woke up around 9 with a slight headache and a bloated stomach. I begrudgingly opened my freezer to pry out a pint of Vanilla. I set out to the library for the day and didn’t return until midafternoon. I wasn’t even hungry at this point, but demolished a pint of Lemon Cake in minutes. I was becoming an expert ice cream eater. Still, my energy was wiped and focusing on homework had been extremely difficult. I made the mistake of telling some friends. Panic ensued.
6. Pizza Dough, Sauce, And Pretty Much Anything Else. Self-explanatory.
Now add your accompaniments –some fruit, nuts, crackers or breads and even some fruit paste.
The carb cravings had subsided and now, at 9 am on a Sunday, all I wanted was a heaping bowl of freshly washed spinach. Maybe with a side of sweet potato. Instead, I took out my breakfast, the Napoleon: a mix of Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.
13. Eggs/Omelets. Like most things, an omelet or eggs can only get better if you add cheese.
Everything was going great until our on-campus concert later that night. As we danced to Sean Kingston’s “Fire Burning,” my friends were already discussing ordering pizza or driving to Cook Out. I couldn’t handle it.
If you are holding a Cheese and Wine tasting, assemble cheeses on separate plates by style or region, with accompaniments including the recommended matched wine alongside. Arrange them in the order you plan to taste them – from mild flavoured to strong. Space them out on a large table or smaller tables around the room, allowing plenty of space for guests to taste, mingle and discuss!