Do you ever feel like you complicate things a bit too much?
This week, I was asked to pass on any dietary restrictions I had for a little luncheon I attended. It's always a little weird. I always want to say, "Well, really I can eat anything I want, but I would appreciate it very much if you could have something healthy on hand, because quite frankly, these things come up a lot, and if I have pizza at every single one, I won't feel so good."
But I can't do that.
So I sort of made this half-hearted vegan request, and the super sweet organizer was more than obliging. And I felt like a little bit of a liar. Because I'm not really a vegan. I eat fish and eggs in small amounts. And I generally avoid meat and cheese. And every once in awhile, I break all my own rules...
And at the end of the day, I try very hard to forgive myself...for being overly complicated, for misrepresenting my complex dietary habits, for indulging in cheese...
And I think that's the healthiest thing of all.
Because what else can you say but "yes" when your darling boyfriend comes up with an exciting idea for a very weird sandwich?
Peanut Butter and Jel-brie
two slices of whole wheat bread
unsweetened peanut butter
fruit-sweetened strawberry jelly
Spread a very thin layer of coconut oil on the outsides of each slice of bread. Place oiled side down in a pan and top one of the slices with a layer of brie. Cover the pan, and heat over low heat until brie is beginning to melt and the bread is a toasty brown. Remove both pieces of bread from the pan and spread the peanut butter and jelly on the plain piece. Close the sandwich and enjoy warm and melty!
Honestly, this was really good. Brie is such a delicate cheese, it goes with just about anything. We also thought cheddar or swiss might work really well here. Let me know if you try. And don't feel bad if you do. ;-)