Monday Munchies, Part 32: The Day of Cheese

This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day. These eats took place last Saturday, and the title of this post is accurate.

Breakfast, 8 am:


Bircher muesli with 1/2 tiny banana, frozen mango & pineapple, and a handful of popped amaranth granola (keep it in an airtight container and it will last over a month). Served with Yorkshire Gold and a little nonfat milk.


This is the only meal (not including snacks) where I didn’t devour cheese like it was wrenched from the last wedge on earth. I suppose I could have made some sort of cheese omelet, but come on. I’m not that crazy. Usually.

Before leaving for my open hours at Strawberry Fields, I sampled a half-cup of a passion fruit green tea I bought from our favorite Asian grocery.


Check out the nutrition stats on this bottle – classic example of how “serving sizes per container” is so important. 100 calories in a bottle? No, sir! (Madam?) Try 300 calories!


And that’s why it’s so easy to drink your calories.

I also snacked a few crackers with sharp Cheddar cheese. So deliciously uncouth.


So began the cheese extravaganza, otherwise known as The Cheesevaganza (that’s the official term).

While at Strawberry Fields, I served samples of a new recipe I’ll post this week. I may or may not have sampled my own samples.


I sampled a little almond milk the store was offering,


as well as a mini-cup of kale-apple juice, which was tart-yet-sweetly awesome.


(Can I use the word “sample” twice more? I ran out of samples by the end of my open hours, partly because some ended up on the floor after my sampling table collapsed (I wish I was kidding).


Lunch-ish, 3 pm:


I find that during my open hours days, having a snack or two in the morning and a late, light lunch works best. I ate a salad with tomatoes and (what else?) two kinds of cheese: Cheddar and mozzarella.

Dinner, 6:30 pm:


Yeah, so, this. Dinner looks really weird. I promise it’s not … much.


I swear that’s not a piece of chicken. It’s the flakiest, richest scone I’ve ever eaten. You can find the recipe for these bacon cheddar scones in the Bouchon Bakery cookbook, which I’ve seen all over the blogosphere and which Peter received for Christmas. Let me tell you: these scones taste ridiculously good going down, but you’ll be able to feel them the rest of the day. And possibly the next day.

We ate the scones with steamed broccoli and Parmesan. I finished my day with a hot mug of decaf coffee and nonfat milk.

So, for those of you keeping track, that’s five – count ’em, FIVE – cheesy cheeses masticated in one day.

(1) Cheddar snack
(2) Cheddar on salad
(3) Mozzarella on salad
(4) Parmesan on broccoli
(5) Cheddar in scone

Of course it’s important I keep track of all my cheeses. Why do you ask?

I know I count cheese as one of the favorite foods in my unordered top three, but heck. I take it back. Cheese is number one, dear reader.

I don’t recommend regularly eating this much cheese in one day, but for a single day, sure. It’s my 0.1875 birthday.

P.S. I can’t let that weird chicken-y scone picture be the last in this post. How about this picture of Maddles resting in the luxury dog bed I saved for and presented to her with high hopes?


She jumped out after 30 seconds. Of course.


  1. yay for cheese!!! I can’t get enough of the stuff either. 😛 And I must try those Bouchon scones!!

    1. That sounds perfect! 🙂

  2. Oh how I adore cheese! And there’s such a lot of variety here, compared to what was available in Canada.

    Have you seen any of the Wallace and Gromit (claymation) movies? I really appreciate their appreciation of cheese 😉

    1. I have! I love the way Wallace says “cheese!” with such excitement 😉

  3. Cheese is good stuff!! I love all kinds! cheddar, mozzarella, brie and any kind of goat’s cheese oh my! And I do love to eat cheese with crackers, match made in heaven!

    Scones in Britain are usually sweet and have raisins in them. I haven’t tried making them but they must be easy, no less because you are not supposed to knead the dough very much (yay!). Were those scones the no-knead type? If so you don’t get that much opportunity to create nice shapes, but if it tasted good, who cares what it looks like?

    That bed is luxurious!! But nothing beats the pillow of the people-beast! How is Bonnie?

    1. Peter didn’t knead these scones at all because it can make them touch – in fact, there’s lots of butter in them to make them flaky! 😉

      Bonnie is doing surprisingly well, thanks for asking, Christa! We are cuddling her a lot 🙂

  4. I’m all for the cheesy snacks 🙂 I had quite a few myself today! I love seeing your Monday eats, my friend. Thank you for sharing!

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