Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated August 19, 2020)
When I was growing up, there were several nights when my mom didn't want to cook. Sometimes as a mom or dad, dinner is just too much after a long day at work or dealing with ornery children all day.
These are the nights that we want something easy, fulfilling with little or no work involved. The time when the family can just relax and enjoy being together is one of the many advantages to a laid back evening with no stress of cooking. It is also a good idea to have some ideas in reserve for other laid back dinner evenings.
One of our family favorites is a simple combination of apples, crackers, and cheese.
This may sound pretty simple, but sometimes it can really hit the spot. Slice up a few apples, slice some cheese, and break out some of your crackers that are sitting in your pantry for a winning last minute dinner idea. The best apples to use are Pink Lady or Honey Crisp apples. Now, I may be somewhat of an apple snob, but I really do believe that Pink Lady apples are the supreme apples to use, especially if you're going to have apples as a main course for your dinner. The best types of cheese to use are sharp varieties. Sharp cheeses go amazingly well with this easy dinner combo. There are several different kinds of crackers that work well with this easy snack dinner: Ritz crackers, Triskets, and Wheat Thins all complement the apples and cheese quite well.
There are a few different ways to eat this easy snack dinner. You can eat everything separately, if you so wish. You can have a slice of apple followed by a slice of cheese followed by a cracker. You could also eat then in combinations. You could eat a slice of apple and then eat a cracker with cheese on top. You could eat a cracker and eat a piece of cheese with a bite of apple at the same time. You could even eat the apple slice and the cracker at the same time. You could also eat the cheese, apple, and cracker all together. You could make a sandwich with the crackers and the apple and cheese could be in the middle. There are so many ways you can eat a simple combination of apples, crackers, and cheese. It's the ultimate easy dinner that pleases everybody.
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