Saturday, June 8, 2013

LetsLunch: Too Hot to Cook (Let's Make a Cheese Plate)

Once again, I'm a bit late on my LetsLunch offering. This month, hosted by Grace of Hapa Mama, we all contributed dishes for when the summer heat is really cranking and it's too hot to cook. 

I cheated a little and popped my bread slices in the toaster oven, but other than that this simple, delicious cheese plate is a breeze to throw together. 

From top right corner moving clockwise: peppercorn white cheddar, strawberries, brie, raspberry habanero preserves, green grapes, honey goat gouda, salad and crostini. 

The black peppercorn cheddar and strawberries are lovely together, and the preserves turned out to be a nice complement to both the brie and the goat gouda. A little prosciutto or nice salumi wouldn't be out of place here either, but I didn't happen to have any on hand. 

Be sure to check out the other fabulous hot weather recipes put together by our LetsLunch crew.

Cheryl's Mango Key-Lime Pie on A Tiger in the Kitchen

Anne Marie‘s Lettuce Sandwich at Sandwich Surprise

Grace‘s Mung Bean Shaved Ice at HapaMama
Linda‘s Coconut Creamsicle Sodas at Free Range Cookies
Linda‘s Escape From San Francisco Picnic at Spicebox Travels
Lisa‘s Campari Granita at Monday Morning Cooking Club
Lucy‘s “The Girl in a Hat Goes on a Picnic” at A Cook and Her Books
Monica‘s Peanut Salad at A Life of Spice
Pat‘s Harvest Red Rice Salad at The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook

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