Saturday, July 3, 2010

An Unholy Obsession




Okay, so I love Brie. It always scared me as a child, probably because it all seemed so grown up. And smelly. I only started eating Brie about 5 years ago, because it was on the long list of Foods You May Not Eat Whilst You Are Pregnant. So basically, even though it never interested me before, I decided I wanted it purely because I couldn't have it.

Now whilst I was breastfeeding I lost a frightening amount of weight. I'm fairly small anyway but when I look back at the photos during that time (in which I look like a strung out meth head) I can understand why everyone was urging me to eat.

So I ate lotsa Brie and chocolate. Pooooor, pooooor me. Then I stopped feeding Betty and my ability to evaporate billions of calories through milk production alone ceased and the Brie has now become a treat. Cos I eat an entire wheel to myself and it's best I only consume it once a month. Restraint ain't my thing either....

Now it's reached a scary peak of obsession. I have noticed I have started Brie Rituals.

Put Brie on the plate as soon as the children are in bed. Correct temperature is important.
Do ALL the housework. I cannot eat The Brie in a messy environment.

To truly deserve The Brie I must also prepare for the next day - ie putting the childrens clothes out ready for the morning. I don't usually do this.

Now I have an open fireplace I start a fire and settle in.

BUT tonight, when The Batchelor brought me some Brie unexpectedly AND laid it all out ready with bikkies I decided I must shower before I eat The Brie.


Next month I will probably add a Brie Dedication and wear a special Brie headdress for The Consumption Ceremony.


16 comments:

Wanderlust said...

Have you tried it with apricot jam and crackers? I'm just saying...

Veronica said...

Hahahahaaaa. I love Brie, adore it in fact, but you my dear, I think you've got eating it down to an art form.

Lucy said...

You are adorable Luce. Enjoy....

Anonymous said...

Have you tried it with quince paste???

mrsmac

Lulu said...

Hmmm, not many of you are helping me with this obsession. Since there is no BA - Brie Anonymous, I assume this is ok, and not actually an obsession...

Mrs Woog said...

Did you watch Oprah yesterday. Was about OCD. Alarm bells ringin my dear Lulu. PS you may want to try it iwht a bit of Maggie Beer quince paste - drooooool. Oh and a glass of champers!

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

Nom nom nom. I love soft cheeses.

life in a pink fibro said...

I love the ritual of The Brie. You deserve that cheese if you're doing all the housework before you indulge. I wonder if the temptation of The Brie would be enough to make me do that. Probably not. I'd eat now, think about cleaning later.

Jasmine said...

My son has grown up eating these sorts of cheeses, much to my indignation - less cheese for me, boo!

Every now and then I like to keep my brie in its wrapper, slit along the top with a knife, and then pop in the oven for a while ... just til it's all melted inside. And then dip my crackers in it. I once went to a BBQ where they had several of these melted bries on platters ... and then mini bbq'ed prawns on skewers to dip in it. Delicious!

Another amazing way to eat it: place a slice of brie on top of a fresh date (pitted), and place an almond on top of the brie. Yum!

Mama Cass said...

Mmmmm! I can't do soft cheeses (I totally don't get it!) but I LURVE Gruyere and blue. Nom nom! My girls love it too - with smoked salmon ... not exactly a cheap snack!

MMBB said...

hahaha I love cheese, but only tasty cheese, I don't mind a little bit of mozz or parm but I will not eat soft cheese or any other kind.
Cheese is my favourite food next to chocolate! Nom Nom Nom noM nom nom

Nomie said...

Oh yum... brie. I agree you must try it with quince paste, or Maggie Beer's spicy pear paste. Nomz.

dachlostar said...

mmmm I have given up on genteel little wedges on crackers.
These days I get myself a fresh baguette, break about a quarter off, open it down the middle and stuff it with huge chunks of cheese.
Then I stuff it into my gob. Nom, nom, nom.

dachlostar said...

Did I mention that I hide from my children if I'm down to my last bit of cheese so the little rats won't want me to share?

Maxabella said...

Brie is a holy obsession, I tell you!

Okay, so take a plain rice cracker. Smear on a dollop of quince or fig paste. Pop on a slice of brie. Sprinkle with almond flakes. Complete with another rice cracker on top. Munch. Reach heaven.

MultipleMum said...

Definitely go the headress next time (and post pics on your blog). A ritual de Brie is a must. Enjoy!