Today I didn’t want anything elaborate so I threw some of my favorite things together. We discovered an actual freestanding butcher shop and had such a positive experience shopping there that we are now exclusively getting our meat from a butcher. When we were there, they offered us a sample of summer sausage. My husband and I find it to be quite addicting on crackers (especially Trader Joe’s “everything” crackers – my favorite cracker). Brie happens to be my favorite cheese.
Everything was sure to be delicious until I decided that honey needed to join this meal. I thought maybe it would be nice to drizzle some on my salad. The honey is dark and tastes differently than other honeys. I don’t know if that’s a characteristic of Italian honey in general or if the bees who made this honey were eating a special diet. It was one of the readers who told me that honey doesn’t go bad so I decided to open up the little jar. My husband is a “saver” and will save gifts of clothes and food to hold onto their “specialness” as long as possible. That personality trait has rubbed off on me somewhat too. But I finally just decided that this honey needed to be eaten. I’ve been eating it on bread and it’s a little strong, but still pleasant.
Putting a little honey on my salad was a bad idea. The salad was sweet enough with the berries and the deep, musky honey didn’t fit in. Ever tried honey in an unusual way? Any tips for me on my lunch? I hate Lunchables, but this lunch looks like an improved Lunchable-equivalent…not very creative, but filling in a hodge-podge way.