too much of a good thing

This weekend, we went from Virginia to West Virginia to Kentucky to Indiana.

Seven hours in the car. Three hours spent in multiple Cracker Barrel’s.

One hour taking pictures and watching my cousin get married. Two hours walking around downtown in the rain, checking out cute little boutiques and coffee shops and antique stores.

Two hours watching a UFC fight, wishing the entire time that they would have changed the channel to the football game. Is that really too much to ask when you’re in a sports bar?

Not enough sleep. Too much sitting. A lot of wedding cake.

And now I’m home with a fridge full of feta.

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A week or so ago, I won a feta cheese giveaway from Danica, and sure enough, last week I got a box that had 2 giant blocks of feta. One is frozen already; the other is sliced into hunks of cheese, wrapped, and chilling in the fridge.

I have no doubt that we’ll eat all of this – it’s probably the best feta cheese I’ve ever had. Super creamy and tangy, it was delicious on our salads and roasted potatoes last night.

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But since there are only two of us and we now have about 7 pounds of feta to get through, I need ideas.

What’s your favorite thing to make with feta?

24 Responses to “too much of a good thing”

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — September 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Woah! Sounds like a crazy weekend! Have fun with your feta :)

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    Andrea — September 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Pizza! I really like feta on top of pizza. It doesn’t melt but gets warm and creamy. I still use mozzarella as well. And I like it mixed in pasta dishes.

    • admin replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      oh yeah – we do love feta on pizza!

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    Erica — September 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Cooking fanatic (Steph) has tons of great recipes on her blog with feta. I bet your glad to be home! Get some rest

    • admin replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      i’ve been checking over there this morning :) thanks!

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    Oonagh — September 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I think of everything I’ve ever cooked for Greg, this is his favorite. It is great leftover, so I often double the recipe and eat it for lunches.

    Orzo- 1 cup
    8 tbsp olive oil
    3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    salt/pepper to taste
    1 sweet onion or red onion finely chopped
    3 garlic cloves chopped
    1/2 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
    4 tbsp basil chiffonade
    5+ tbsp crumbled feta

    Cook orzo than add 2 tbsp olive oil to prevent it from sticking. Saute onion and garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil until onions are opaque. Toss with orzo. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, basil. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with crumbled feta. Serve at room temperature.

    You can also omit the basil, and add fresh dill, diced cucumber and and some chopped up Kalamata olives.

    • admin replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      that sounds delicious! and Nick would love it, too.

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    jen — September 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    potato feta soup. like montano’s in roanoke. it’s a.mazing.

    hope mags shared her squirrel stalking adventures with you. :)

    • admin replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      um…how have i never had this soup before? maggie is crashed out! :)

      • jen replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

        i have to get it every time we go. no one’s ever needed to twist my arm to have a montano’s dinner date.

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — September 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Now that’s an awesome giveaway to win! I love adding feta to pizza… Not a usual ingredient bur we love it!

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    Sarah R — September 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I love feta in omelets. I also made a roast butternut squash/apple/spinach salad last night that would be great with feta. We like this casserole too, if you still have zucchini pouring in. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-sausage-feta-casserole-10000001634749/ I double the broth/flour so you get a little more “sauce”.

    • admin replied: — September 26th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      that casserole sounds so good! thanks for the link!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    You can never have too much feta! :) One of my favorite ways to eat it is in a Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and olives.

    Enjoy your feta!!!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal — September 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    You could have stopped at 7 hours in a car and had my pity, brandi!

    And sadly I don’t think I’ve had anything but store bought feta, but that sure sounds yummy!

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    Tina — September 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    YUM! I looove Feta! I’ve been wanting to try Jessica’s Crazy Feta: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/06/crazy-feta/ & her Greek Dip http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/07/seven-layer-crazy-greek-dip/ :)

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    stephanie @cookinfanatic — September 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    This is actually the exact “predicament” I found myself in after I received 10lbs of feta from Chobani! ;) I have lots of recipe ideas to share that have come about as I’ve made my way through half of it, here’s a few!

    Lazy Lady’s Greek Lasagna http://cookinfanatic.com/2011/09/lazy-ladys-greek-lasagna/

    Mexican Quinoa Salad http://cookinfanatic.com/2011/08/grouper-fish-tacos-mexican-quinoa-salad/

    Jalapeno, Mint, Feta & Zucchini Cakes http://cookinfanatic.com/2011/07/jalapeno-mint-feta-zucchini-cakes/

    Southwestern Pasta Salad w/ Cumin Spiked Feta Dressing http://cookinfanatic.com/2011/07/southwestern-pasta-salad-w-cumin-spiked-feta-dressing/

    • admin replied: — September 27th, 2011 at 12:08 am

      thank you!!

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    Lauren — September 27, 2011 at 12:45 am

    The same thing happened to me! I had to give 1/2 to my MIL and then I spent weeks eating feta at every single meal. Good thing this feta is banging or else I would have gotten sick of it.

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    Joanne — September 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I have a tendency to toss feta on EVERYTHING…stews, pastas, soups, pizza…it really is super versatile!

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    janetha — September 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    i’ve had that euphrates feta for MONTHS. i gave some to my mom and we are still going through it. but YUM, it’s so so so good! try jessica’s crazy feta at how sweet it is.

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    Molly — September 29, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I just made this recipe from Rachel Ray and it was delicious! Perfect if you are still getting cherry tomatoes like I am.

    http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=4153

    • admin replied: — September 30th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      Thanks so much for the link! That looks great :)

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