Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LEFTOVER HELP: Cottage Cheese

Dear Muses,

I have 1/2 of a 16 oz container of cottage cheese that I don't know what to do with. Used the first 8 oz for a broccoli cheese cornbread, but I digress.

I tasted a little bit plain and it was OK, but hoping you muses could help me out with something to liven it up a bit.

Confounded by Cottage Cheese in California

Firstly, are you talking about the Broccoli Cheese Cornbread from Down Home with the Neelys? Was that good? Looked Delish! Pat and Gina so know what they are doing, but I digress.

Sister there is soooo much you can do with cottage cheese. It is one of our FAVES. One little Muses has been known to eat it straight out of the container (that actually happened yesterday morning when the granola ran out). One option is to totally transform it into something else. Check out savory Cottage Cheese Pancakes. Or the cinnamon buns we’ve talked about before.

But cottage cheese is also pretty good in it’s normal form.

Some things to try

  • Cottage Cheese drizzled with honey. Top with toasted almonds* for a healthy (quick) breakfast.
*Please toast the almonds. Don’t just go throwing raw almonds on things people!

  • Make a piece of whole grain toast, top with some cottage cheese, sprinkle with salt, some tomatoes slices, more salt, and a little pepper. Voila!

  • You can also make pretty good smoothies with cottage cheese, fruit (fresh or frozen), and a touch of honey. Throw it in the blender...or give it a zip with an immersion blender and you are good to go.

Your Muses.

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