Anniversaries and Secret Shopping
And then I knew he loved me. Seriously, two days later he said “I’m going shopping with your mom soon.” And of course, I made a horrible wtf-face and asked, “Why would you do that? You hate shopping.” He responded with a very wide-eyed pursed-lips face and said “Why do you think I’m going shopping with your mom? C’mon Stylist Quo..”
He quickly added, “Oh, but not for a ring HAHAHAHAH is that what you thought? You’re so silly. For your anniversary gift.”
We had baked brie for the first time together on our ten month anniversary dinner out, over which I explained how celebrating every month anniversary can really add up and if you keep asking for an iPad then I’m really going to need you to get me a Canon Rebel and NO IT DOES NOT make sense to just spend that money on ourselves (because a Rebel is more expensive than an iPad, but I said that in parentheses).
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Back to stuff that’s not totally and utterly irrelevant drivel, we had baked brie for the first time together on our ten month anniversary out, and I noticed this spark in O’s eye that I’ve learned to read as, “You will be making this every night for a long time.”
Luckily, I can preheat the oven, chop a wedge of brie, plop a blob of raspberry preserves on top, throw that sucker in the oven, make a lot of rustling noise, and five to six minutes later, present our dessert/appetizer/breakfast like goddamn Prometheus. Do you KNOW how hard I worked on that? And you just sit there and won’t even give me a forty-five minute foot massage. Do I have to do everything in this relationship?
Unbaked brie: frigid and tidy.
The raspberry preserves are the perfect tangy sweetness to complement the creaminess of the brie, and basically, it’s so easy, I don’t even need to spend an entire paragraph convincing you to make it with $10 words I learned in my pretentious literature classes in
Do you remember the time a reporter asked George W. Bush what he thinks journalists eat and he said, “Brie and cheese”? I do.
Baked Brie with Preserves
- Crackers. Or, if you’re a purist:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Plop a blob of preserves (I use McCutcheon’s raspberry, but check out their cherry balsamic baked brie rendition here) onto a wedge of brie–about a 1/4 of a small wedge is sufficient for two people
- Bake for five to six minutes
- Serve with crackers. Drizzle honey or agave on top for a particularly delightful treat.