At least two days a week I don’t get home from work until at least 9:30 at night. On those days I’ll usually get a text from Mrs. CB asking me if I want a “Mega” when I get home.
A “Mega” is short for “Mega-Salad”. This is what used to be billed by many restaurants as a “Chef’s Salad”—a concoction of lettuce and tomato with a bit of ham usually smothered in Thousand Island dressing and it came with a couple of cellophane wrapped packets of “Club Crackers”.
But Mrs. CB really does it up right—there’s leaf lettuce along with tomato and cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, zucchini, hard-boiled egg, red grapes, sun flower seeds and Feta. It’s a great late night dinner after a long day of work when you don’t want something heavy but need something to eat. And, it’s pretty healthy; guaranteeing that your internal plumbing will be working right the next morning.
But, let’s talk about Feta. We like Feta cheese. It’s aromatic (OK, it’s pungent). It’s tasty. And a little bit goes a long way crumbled on top of a salad. You can buy it in plastic tubs at the grocery store usually at $3-$4 for a 4-6 ounce container. If you do the math, that’s anywhere from about $8 to $12 or more per pound. Definitely not Cheap Bastid food.
A year or so ago we came across a great solution. Frazier Farms, our local equivalent of Whole Foods, has it’s own Feta that comes in a block. It’s $3.99 a pound which in the world of cheese is pretty reasonable. Continue reading