If I’m counting correctly, we have but a few more weeks of bikini season. If I don’t get my bikini time in now, I’ll be blinded by my pale legs all winter log. So, bikinis it is! Yard work in bikinis! Dog walks in bikinis! Grilling in bikinis! Ok, maybe you don’t want to parade around in one, but do you want to eat bikini food with me?
I just ran to the library (not in a bikini) to check out my weekly allotment of 461 cookbooks, and I picked up any cookbook with wintery-themed foods. I tagged a few recipes for warm, hearty stews and other heat-up-the-house dishes for Fall, but it reminded me that I only have a few weeks left to eat light and fresh food this summer. Which is how this Brussels sprout and apple slaw came into my life. How it jumped into a crispy baked cheese cup is a mystery. But, I have never in my life regretting added cheese to a recipe, so it’s a go!
I grated Tillamook® Medium Cheddar Cheese fresh from the block (don’t use pre-shredded cheese..it’s coated in weird stuff that hinders the melting process). I made neat little piles on a silicone-lined baking sheet, popped them in the oven, and then draped them in mini muffin cups. While they cooled, I made a quick and easy slaw with shaved Brussels sprouts and apples. The dressing is Greek yogurt, honey and a kick of Dijon. I adore it.
Toss, toss toss.
I stirred in a handful of golden raisins at the end to amp up the sweetness in the salad. The slaw is great on its own, but once it was paired with the salty cheese cups, it needed more sweetness. They added the perfect touch.
Sorry about the wet hair.
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This post is sponsored by Safeway, Inc. They provided me with certain brands of ingredients, and paid for my recipe development skillz. All opinions, words, photos, and ideas in this post are my own. Thanks for letting me partner with brands to feature products that I already use in my kitchen. It helps keep the lights on ‘round this place ;)