I picked up three Red Lady papayas
in the produce section of our local supermarket
and carried them to the station where items being purchased are weighed and labelled.
As I waited, I noticed a young store employee standing next to my cart,
which I had left behind at the papaya display.
He was peering with curiosity at the items inside.
By the time I returned, I found him holding the small block of mozzarella that I'd chosen,
reading the label to figure out what this mysterious American planned to purchase.
I smiled at him,
and he smiled at me as he placed the block of cheese back in my cart,
probably wondering what in the world I'd do with such strange food.
“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
Delectable Cheese Rolls:
Roll out 1/2 of the bread dough from this recipe for Yeasty Once-Rising Rolls as if making cinnamon rolls.
Spread lightly with softened butter.
Top with :
a dusting of Parmesan,
a scattering of grated Mozzarella,
a sprinkling of powdered garlic,
and a few dashes of Italian seasoning.
Roll it all up, and cut it just like you would for cinnamon rolls.
Rise for 1/2 - 1 hour on a greased cookie sheet, or in a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until golden on the top.
Serve with salad for lunch or with spaghetti for dinner,
and top it all off with one of those Red Lady papayas for dessert.