Just Cheesy

I have me some pretty cultured friends.

I have friends that not only know what talapia is, but they also know how to cook it.

My blogeeps post recipes that involve unboxed-menu options (like NOT a new cool twist on Hamburger Helper), and my tweeps do a dinner call every night that includes some of the same faincy schmaincy foods that confuse the heck out of me when I have to go out to eat at white table cloth restaurants with the husband for business dinners.

Seriously....these girls can cook.

And what amazes me even more than that is the fact that they feed it to their children. And apparently, the little people eat it.

I stand amazed in the presence.

Because the fainciest my cookin' gets is when I add a little extra Velvetta into the Blue Box mac-n-cheese. Just sayin'.

So today, I decided that I would break out of my comfort zone. I would, too, become a recipe blogess. I would document my cooking experience with pictures and then expose you to all the deliciousness.

You're welcome.

Because this one is amazing. Really.

I give thee.....

Melted Cheese On a Plate

Now pay attention. These directions are tricky.

1) Buy crackers (Ritz are my favorite) and shredded cheese (Colby Jack works for me, but do whatever you like) at the store.

2) Open the packages. (I told you this was hard core.)

3) Arrange the crackers on a plate. (If you are going to take pictures of this process, preferably pick a plate that does not have a chip in the side from when you dropped your favorite penguin mug on it.)
4. Douse sprinkle with cheese.
5. Microwave for 45 seconds. Or whatever makes you happy. Ain't picky.

6. This is what it will look like.

7. And this is the majestic goo that will cause you not to see results at the gym even though you go twice a day on some days. Not that I would know or anything.

Go ahead.

You know you want to try it.

You can even use goat cheese. Or feta. Or brie. Or whatever else you faincy cookers use.

Or you can just use the cheap stuff.

I won't tell on you.

Again.....you're welcome. Just call me Julia.


Andrea said...

I've made that before, 'cept with tortilla chips instead of crackers. ;)

jericdav said...

One suggestions to make those perfect......JALAPENOS!!!!

I work out twice a day, some days at least, so I can enjoy delicacies like those.

Wes said...


Mich said...

You make me smile with total pride!

I heart you, bunches!!!

christy rose said...

Looks great! Your making me hungry and it is time for me to go to bed!

Jim said...

Permit me to add a little to your recipe. Take fritos, dump into a shallow bowl, pre-heat chili, pour over fritos liberally and top with grated cheese of your choice. Oh, my, frito pie! Thank you very much!

The Bowden's said...

Yum! We've had this "faincy" food before at our house. :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I should know better than to pop over to your blog when I'm STARVING (yes, at 11:00 at night - way too late to eat). I'd take that over tilapia any day! :)

Jessica said...

loves it. we do that at this house, but we use tortilla chips. or sometimes just a tortilla.

Tiffani said...



Ohhh me! Shew. Okay, I think I can breathe again.

This is seriously the funniest thing EVER. Only b/c I know of the "Dinner Calls" of which you speak...We LOVE this recipe but with tortilla chips..I'll have to change it up now for crackers, sho' nuff!


Jennifer said...

No talapia here, just sticks made out of fish!! ;)

Maybe we should start a NON-cooking club!! Just sayin'!!

Love ya!!

Gretchen said...

Delicacies come in all shapes, flavors, and sizes is what I'm sayin'.

And well done those of you who gym-rat it 2x a day. I'm barely able to get the dogs out for a walk, much less go to the gym that often. I say, you deserve the Ritzy creation of which you speak.

Carpool Queen said...

My two favorite food groups - cheese and crackers.

theelizabethhighsmith said...

ritzy, schmancy, fancy, miz julia...

Lindsay said...

Love it, Amber. Keep those simple recipes coming.

Jessica said...

Posted one in response, just for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Those look absolutely wonderful.

I anxiously await your first cookbook.

buscher3 said...

NICE! I LOVE cheesy crackers.

So I almost laughed when you wrote something about tilapia and cooking it....because that's what we had for dinner on Friday night. But girl...it's SOO easy. It's the frozen fish that you just thaw, coat with fish fry, and stick on the stove top to fry. Pop some of those frozen hushpuppies in the oven and boil some corn on the cob and you've got yourself a southern meal.

mimi said...

I think you should call that....yum on a plate.

Cheese and Ritz....a masterpiece!

Cathy said...

I heart you. Period.