Confession. I adore "Shake Cheese." There. I said it out loud!
What is "Shake Cheese?" For those of you that don't know, "Shake Cheese" is little bits of pre-grated Parmesan cheese that come in a plastic shaker bottle. My family calls this little container of heaven, "Shake Cheese." Like most of the cute food names in our home, our oldest, Alyssa, named it when she was little.
With "Shake Cheese," you go to the store. You get the cheese. You buy the cheese. You eat the cheese. Now, now, I know what you're thinking... Brilliant! That is simply BRILLIANT! I agree! When it's time to eat pizza or mac 'n' cheese or gussy up a salad OR make Cheesy Puff Pastry, it's quick and easy. No 'Go to the store. Get the Parmesan hunk. Buy the Parmesan hunk. Grate the Parmesan hunk. Get the bandages because you grated your knuckle AND the Parmesan hunk. (Pick the bits of "you" out of the grated Parmesan hunk for you!) NO! We are a society who craves immediate gratification I tell you! IMMEDIATE! Skip ALL the grating and bandaging nonsense and shamelessly and joyfully reach for the "Shake Cheese.'
Ok. Okay... "Shake Cheese" will not work for all things I agree, BUT, for the tired person who cannot do one more thing in a day, do yourself a favor and have a jar in the refrigerator, please.
Visit my Recipes Page for an easy little treat to make with "Shake Cheese" I call Cheesy Puff Pastry.
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