Saturday, December 17, 2011
Cooking for One or Two - Quick Lunch or Dinner - in Less Than 45 Minutes
With the holidays coming up, there hasn’t been much time to think about meals. Pizza has been in the planning for two weeks, yet no pizza!
I am beginning to hate left-overs, so I try to cook accordingly. Today, I needed to quickly fix something to eat that would not give me that over-stuffed feeling as I am trying to eat lightly before the holidays (yes holidays! Christmas and New Years).
Don't you just love those small (8-inch)plates?
The meal today consists of the following with shaved Parmesan cheese
Mediterranean "Style" Tomatoes
I love fresh tomatoes, but are a bit timid about eating them raw out of season. So, I have a quick way to drop them in olive oil with basil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, etc. and sauté on high heat until the skin just begins to pop. A little spray of Balsamic vinegar finishes off the dish.
These were left a little too long as the skins are wrinkling a bit. They are still good, even if not as pretty!
1/4 cup each: cooked baby bellas, cooked eggplant, diced red peppers, jarred artichokes and spices sautéed in garlic-infused olive oil
- rinsed and tossed in olive oil
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