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What Would You Make?

Ok here's the deal: You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/ girlfriend/ spouse/ child/ friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.

You have cheddar cheese, fresh thyme, and all-purpose flour. Using these ingredients, along with whatever staples you currently have in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make? Tell me in the comments section below!

To see what I would make,

  1. I would start by finely chopping an onion and garlic.
  2. I would add this to a pot with melted butter, heating over medium heat.
  3. I would sauté the veggies until tender, then add the flour and cook to make a roux.
  4. Meanwhile I would boil whatever kind of pasta I have on hand, and grate the cheese and chop the thyme.
  5. After the roux has cooked for a few minutes, I would add liquid (chicken broth, milk, or heavy cream, depending on what's open in my fridge) to thicken the sauce. I would boil this a minute and slowly stir in the cheese and thyme.
  6. I would toss with the pasta and call it pasta and cheese. I would enjoy it in a shallow bowl paired with a cold beer.
Join The Conversation
RoGo1 RoGo1 9 years
Absolutely cheddar-thyme biscuits, one of my all-time faves!
michichan michichan 9 years
gnocchi I think, or is that too potato-ey?
Dragon Dragon 9 years
Cheese puffs! Make a basic choux pastry, but cut in the grated cheese and the thyme with the flour. Optional - use more cheese as a filling.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Quiche! Mmmmm..
abbe abbe 9 years
mmm I would make a cheese and herb souffle and serve it with some simply dressed mixed greens.
sbgirl sbgirl 9 years
I would make a cheese soufflee with thyme in it - delish and super easy. The only extra ingredients you would need: butter, eggs & milk.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
Thyme Cheddar Twists Ingredients: 1/16 Gallon(s) milk 2 54/625 Ounce(s) sugar 2 envelopes active dry yeast 1 48/85 Pound(s) all purpose flour 4/23 Ounce(s) salt 8 Tablespoon(s) cold butter; cut into pcs -1 3 egg yolks 1 Cup(s) vegetable oil 1 1/2 Cup(s) cheddar cheese; coarsely grated 6 Teaspoon(s) thyme; chopped 2 Teaspoon(s) pepper 1 egg; beaten with 1 t water Directions: Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it registers 110F on an instant read thermometer; transfer to a bowl. Stir in 2 T sugar. Sprinkle with yeast; let mixture stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Process flour, remaining 2 T sugar, salt and butter pieces in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk mixture and the yolks; process until combined. Transfer to a well-oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375F. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to form a 15x18 inch rectangle. Brush surface with melted butter. Sprinkle dough evenly with cheese, thyme, and pepper Fold dough in half horizontally. roll out to form a 10x18 inch rectangle. Cut into 10 inch long, 1/2 inch wide strips. Twist 2 strips around eachother; pinch edges to keep strips from unraveling. Shape twist to form a spiral; transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining strips. Brush twists with egg wash. Bake until deep golden brown, 20-22 minutes.
Murple Murple 9 years
A whole meal or a snack? For a snack I'd make scones. For a meal I'd make chicken coated with the thyme and bread crumbs, and steamed veggies with cheese sauce.
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
This looks like a great excuse to make the infamous, the glorious... FONDUE!!! Shred the and set aside. With butter and FLOUR in a saute pan, make roux. Add diced onion and THYME, until trans. Stir in milk, salt, pepper... and Worcestershire if you're feeling saucey. Stirring in cheese in small groups to avoide clumpage. Serve in a fondue pot with a SMILE :) ...and some chunks of hearty bread and cubes of cooked potato. YAY!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Pizza! Ha. Don't ask...
jmt jmt 9 years
The first thought that jumped into my head was, "I'd so make welsh rarebit." And I think that's the case. I like it a lot with beer instead of milk because it boosts the flavor and gives it an edge. I also like it with strong mustard and a healthy pinch of cayanne, but I think I'd ease back on both of those to make room for the heady fresh thyme. Or, if I was with girlfrinds who don't fancy themselves welsh rarebit eaters I'd make popovers and tomato soup.
I would make cheese fondue with the tyme to flavor the cheese.
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Ooh, I like the biscuit idea!
juliej juliej 9 years
I make a wonderful (if I do say so myself) potato gratin w/ mustard & cheddar cheese (And while I usually use dried thyme, fresh would make it a little bighter!) I'd just toss a few pork chops in a skillet (and then into the oven to finish) as the main. --Jeez, I'm hungry now --- Guess I'm going to have to make this for dinner tonight now!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Yum, that is what I was going to make. Basically Mac & Cheese with some parsley for color.
vapidintuition vapidintuition 9 years
Cheese straws! Cheddar, thyme, cayenne pepper, oregano, garlic powder, butter, flour. mmm.. Then I'd make a big pot of chicken stew to eat them with!
zalary zalary 9 years
maybe because it's 8am, but I immediately though, mmmm quiche!
cageyme cageyme 9 years
I would make cornbread and mix in grated cheddar cheese and the thyme before baking. I would serve it with baked beans.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I would make a rosemary & thyme focaccia bread and top it off with grilled chicken strips and melted shredded cheddar. I'll down it with a refreshing iced honey green tea.
cest_la_vie cest_la_vie 9 years
I would make mac and cheese and baked chicken with thyme.
minaminamina minaminamina 9 years
I know ya'll know I'd make some fried chicken and mashed potatoes!
femmefatale femmefatale 9 years
Ok kimbit, I was thinking biscuits too! =)
kimbit kimbit 9 years
I would make cheese and thyme biscuits, then fry some eggs, and put more cheese on top and make a sandwhich using the biscuits. I would serve it with a salad.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I eat lots of chicken breast and always have some in the freezer so can I use one of them? I'll assume so! I'd defrost it, make a cut in the side, stuff it with the thyme and cheese, fastened it with a toothpick, roll it in some of the flour then fry it in a centimetre or two of oil in a fry pan. Hahaha, so unhealthy, but I think it'd taste great! :p
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